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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Thursday, October 10, 2019 to Friday, July 31, 2020

In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War. 

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A Century Of Ideas: Labor And Capital Market Policy: From Ideas To Actions Over One Hundred Years

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Nowhere are good economic ideas more important for growth and stability than in labor and capital markets. Enormous technological, political, and demographic shifts in the past one hundred years have changed what is feasible and what works in practice. Panelists will discuss how ideas about the roles of government and private enterprise have changed, how good ideas stressing economic freedom can be advanced into action, and the influence of globalization on the ability of governments to apply good ideas to capital flows and immigration.

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The Crucible of Citizenship

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

America was a multiracial, multilanguage, multireligion mixing bowl even before it was the United States. Debates over immigration and citizenship have been part of the American landscape from the start. Citizenship and its most important component— voting rights—have been the most frequent topic of constitutional amendments over the years. Panelists will discuss what it means to be a citizen and what it means to be an American.

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A Century Of Ideas: Technology, Innovation, And The Future Of The US Economy

Monday, May 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution

This session will discuss the historical sources of prosperity in the United States and will look at the drivers of prosperity over the next century. Panelists will also address the ongoing debate about the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on standards of living and the relevant facts and data to consider.

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The Finance Of Infrastructure Symposium

Friday, May 17, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

It is widely understood that there is an infrastructure "gap" between planned and desired infrastructure; but actual investment in infrastructure is rife with challenges. This one-day symposium will aim to understand and discuss the obstacles that exist to the financing of infrastructure, and to discuss policy conclusions given these obstacles.

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Governance In An Emerging New World: Stability In An Age Of Disruption

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Communications technologies, demographics and the movement of peoples, and climate change are combining to place enormous pressure on democracies and the rule of law, both here in the United States and around the world. The panelists will discuss the impact of these disruptive forces on democratic systems, what can be done to strengthen governance, and how we might learn from when technological and social changes have challenged the capacity of democratic governments in the past.

The Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Stability in an Age of Disruption" on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST.

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CyberWork And The American Dream: A Film Screening

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

This documentary looks at the impact of robotics and artificial intelligence on the future of work. Since the Industrial Revolution, new technology has increased wealth, freedom and life expectancy. But it has also destroyed outdated businesses and automated jobs. How can the U.S. best prepare for the challenges of this new technological disruption?

Join us for a special screening on Tuesday, May 7th at 5PM in the Hauck Auditorium at the Hoover Institution.

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Governance In An Emerging New World: Emerging Technology And The U.S. Economy

Monday, May 6, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and other new technologies appear poised to transform the world economy, and, though the transition may be painful, the United States is well-positioned to take advantage of these new opportunities. Panelists will discuss the impact of changing demographics and advancing technology on the U.S. economy and what the United States can do to manage these changes and seize their potential, including improving the educational system, removing bias in AI, and ensuring a growing, productive population.

The Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Emerging Technology and the U.S. Economy" on Monday, May 6, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST. The event was livestreamed and can be viewed here.

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Strategies For Monetary Policy: A Policy Conference

Friday, May 3, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Perspectives on monetary policy strategy. 

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Big Tech And The Future Of The Free & Open Internet: Keynote Address From Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Big Tech and the Future of the Free & Open Internet with a Keynote Address from Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), Senate Judiciary Committee" on Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT.

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Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Rod Paige And Peter Wehner

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 Speaker Series: Rod Paige and Peter Wehner" on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. EDT.

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Security By The Book With Henry Farrell & Abraham L. Newman

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Security by the Book with Henry Farrell & Abraham L. Newman" on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST.

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Governance In An Emerging New World: The Middle East In An Emerging World

Monday, April 22, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Political upheaval, violence, and the Sunni-Shia divide have defined the Middle East and North Africa to outside observers for many years, but states across the region also confront shared global challenges of demographic transitions and governance in the age of social media, as well as the compelling economic potential of new technologies. The discussion will address what these profound undercurrents, as well as the changing climate and expanding role of women, mean for the major Arab states, Turkey, Iran, and Israel.

The Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "The Middle East in an Emerging World" on Monday, April 22, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST. The livestream can be viewed below.

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