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Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century

Wednesday, September 18, 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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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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Centennial Speaker Series

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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Centennial Speaker Series

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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Centennial Speaker Series

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

The Debate over U.S. Immigration

Thursday, October 17, 1996 to Friday, October 18, 1996
Stauffer Auditorium Herbert Hoover Memorial Building Stanford University

With the annual number of immigrants to the United States at an all-time high, the debate over immigration has reached a fevered pitch. Do today's immigrants come to this country just to go on welfare? Will immigration forever change America's ethnic, cultural, and political landscape?

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