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Centennial Speaker Series

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

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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

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Friday, May 17, 2019

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

Louis Armstrong visits with Radio Liberty reporters
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Swinging With Freedom: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty And The Power Of Jazz

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Western music, and jazz in particular, became a popular form of resistance against the Communist regimes, especially in Eastern Europe.

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Famous Guests At The Hoover Institution Throughout History

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Friday, May 3, 2019

Heads of state have frequently visited the Hoover Institution to learn from the scholars and the Library & Archives.

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Hoover In The Media

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Friday, April 26, 2019

The Hoover Institution's scholars' work in an array of video programs allow Hoover fellows to maintain a commanding presence in the marketplace of ideas.

Hoover’s Telegram to Lou Henry
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Making Hoover History With A Telegram

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Monday, April 22, 2019

April 22, 2019 marks the one hundred year anniversary of the founding of the Hoover Institution. 

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The Legacy Of Firing Line With William F. Buckley Jr.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

The show that proved civil discourse could be entertaining and educational on television.


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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.