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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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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: 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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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: Changing The Education Debate

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Hoover scholars have been heavily involved in far-reaching educational research, and their work provides surprisingly positive answers to thorny questions, such as whether scholarship has ever influenced the debate on educational policy; whether new policies are just about politics without regard to fact; and how to mitigate bad ideas by introducing good ideas through research and analysis.

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A Century Of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, Stalin, And Churchill During The Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.

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A Century Of Ideas: Battleground Of Perception: Countering Threats To Free And Open Societies

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.

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America Off Balance: Finding a Solution to America’s Financial Crisis

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 24, 2019

America Off Balance allows visitors to explore the current federal debt crisis and the complex reforms necessary to fix it.

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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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Ideas First, Politics Second: 23 Years Of Uncommon Knowledge

featuring Peter M. Robinsonvia The Hoover Centennial
Friday, May 17, 2019

Reminiscing on the surprises, thought-provoking questions, and variety of renowned guests over twenty-three years of Uncommon Knowledge.

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Hoover Institution - Stanford University - 100 Years of Ideas Defining a Free Society

Policy innovation and intellectual discoveries marked the Hoover Institution’s first one hundred years, and an even bigger stage is set for a second century of breakthroughs.

This year, the Hoover Institution celebrates its centennial with events, discussions, and an exhibition commemorating the one-hundred-year-old think tank, which stands today as the world’s preeminent archive and policy research center dedicated to freedom, private enterprise, and effective, limited government.

One of a kind, Hoover’s influence is as far-reaching as it is profound in the circles of US policy-making and scholarship. Launched in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the institution is unique among American think tanks for its library and archival collections, connection to a university like Stanford, and primary residence on the West Coast—though it also offers the Hoover Institution in Washington.

Hoover’s location offers intellectual as well as geographical benefits, arguably giving scholars a more detached, bird’s-eye perspective on the DC policy landscape and the issues of our tumultuous world. As the late Milton Friedman, economist and senior fellow, once said, “The great achievements of civilization have not come from government bureaus,” and “The problem in this world is to avoid concentration of power—we must have a dispersion of power.”

The Hoover Institution is America’s think tank, mobilizing policy ideas and pioneering the principles of peace and freedom at an urgent time in our nation’s political history. The foundation has been laid for the next one hundred years.