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Centennial Speaker Series

A Century of Ideas: New Regional Orders and New Ways of War: Europe, the Middle East, and Asia

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

The global order of the past seven decades is being disrupted by regional dynamics. Powers of the past are reasserting themselves—Russia in Europe and the Middle East, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East, and China in Asia and beyond. Technology is changing how nations can prosper, influence, and compel. The panel will discuss what these changes portend for each of these regions and the US role in shaping events in its national interest.

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A Century of Ideas: Tax and Monetary Reform: From Ideas to Actions over One Hundred Years

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover Institution economists have generated many ideas on tax reform and monetary reform over the years, from the Friedman Rule and government spending limits to the Hall-Rabushka Flat Tax and the Taylor Rule. Panelists will discuss the origination of such ideas, how they have been applied in practice in the United States and other countries, and the future of such reform-oriented policy. 

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30 Years On From The Velvet Revolutions - Time For A Second Liberation?

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Encina Hall, Bechtel Conference Center

A book talk with Timothy Garton Ash, author of The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Prague and Berlin on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 from 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM PST.

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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Wednesday, October 9, 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 September 18, 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: Hoover’s One Hundred Years of War, Revolution, and Peace

Monday, November 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Historians Niall Ferguson and Victor Davis Hanson will discuss the seminal events of the last century—the two World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of Soviet communism, and the advent of modernism and globalization—and how Hoover Institution scholars, informed by the lessons of history, have interpreted these tragedies and challenges.

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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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Past Events

Policy Seminar with Amit Seru

Thursday, February 21, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Amit Seru, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discussed “Shadow Banking.”

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Policy Seminar with David Mulford

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

David Mulford, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, former vice chairman of Credit Suisse and former U.S. Ambassador to India, presented “Leadership and the Power of Global Markets”

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Policy Seminar with Dan Kessler

Friday, February 15, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Dan Kessler, Keith and Jan Hurlbut Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Professor of Law at the Stanford Law School, discussed “The Effect of Medicare Benefit Design on Opioid Use.”

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China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance

Thursday, February 14, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution hosts "China's Influence & American Interests: Promoting Constructive Vigilance" on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM PST.

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Education 20/20 Series With: Eliot Cohen & Yuval Levin

Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Education 20/20 Series with: Eliot Cohen & Yuval Levin" on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM EST.

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Policy Seminar with Lawrence Summers

Monday, February 11, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, and former U.S. treasury secretary, talked about “Secular Stagnation and Fiscal Policy.”

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Compromise On The US-Mexico Border: A Discussion With Andrew Selee

Monday, February 11, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosted "Compromise on the US-Mexico Border: A Discussion with Andrew Selee" on Monday, February 11, 2019 from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST.

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Policy Seminar with Michael Boskin

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Michael Boskin, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed “Inequality Shocks and Redistribution.”

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Governance In An Emerging New World: Europe

Monday, February 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Europe of the early 21st century is rapidly changing, as European institutions evolve, populations age, and new political forces emerge. The panelists review how internet and communications technologies, new means of production, and rapid flows of people are affecting governance across the continent.

The Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Europe in an Emerging World" on Monday, February 4, 2019 from 4:00pm - 5:15pm PST. The event was Livestreamed and can be viewed here.

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Policy Seminar with Martin Feldstein

Thursday, January 31, 2019
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Martin Feldstein, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research, presented “the Future of Economic Growth in the United States.”

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