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Silas Palmer Fellow Nnamdi Igbokwe Explores Nigeria's "Capitalist Militician"

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Since independence in 1960, the Nigerian government is estimated to have lost over 400 billion dollars to corruption, and has consistently ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world. This begs the question: what is so distinctive about Nigeria’s corruption?

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Derg Former Executive Member And EPLF Member Captain Michael G. Haile Visits Hoover Archives

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

On Friday, March 9, Hoover Archives hosted a visit by Captain Michael G. Haile, one of the former executive committee members of the military junta known as the Derg which ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987. The Derg, also known as the Coordinating Committee of the Armed Forces, Police and Territorial Army, overthrew Haile Selassie, the former Emperor of Ethiopia.

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Feng-en Sung, James Wei and an official, West Berlin City Government meeting in West Berlin, ca. 1968
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The Cold War’s Unlikely Duo: The Secret Rendezvous Between Taiwan And The Soviet Union

Thursday, March 8, 2018

By the early 1960s, the Sino-Soviet alliance began to show signs of strain. Polemical battles were under way, and shortly these battles were beginning to split the international Communist movement. As the rift intensified during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), Mao Zedong elevated the Soviet Union to the rank of social imperialists, while the Red Guards harassed the Soviet diplomatic staff, and border incidents reached a new height.

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Silas Palmer Fellows Ewa Syska PhD and Anna Idzikowska-Czubaj PhD,
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Polish Silas Palmer Fellows Study The Rakowski Diaries

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Ewa Syska and Anna Idzikowska-Czubaj, two PhDs from the Institute of History of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, have just completed their research on one of Hoover Archives’ premier East European collections, the Mieczysław F. Rakowski Papers, and more specifically on Rakowski’s voluminous “political diaries,” detailing nearly four decades (1958−96) of his career in Communist Poland and life in the first years after its demise in 1989.

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Silas Palmer Fellow Traces The Iranian Diaspora In The United States

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The first wave of Iranian migration to the United States happened decades before the 1979 Revolution; many came to the U.S. as student sojourners looking to receive an American education. Many also used the opportunity to protest and distribute information about the Shah’s political policies, social conditions in Iran, and the lived realities of American imperialism. It is from this engagement that expressions of resistance among Iranians in the United States expanded to encompass a diverse array of political leanings.

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Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger Conducts Research For His Forthcoming Book

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

During spring 2018, Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger used Scholar Support from the Hoover Institution to conduct research for his forthcoming book “The Diplomacy of Détente. Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz” which examines the relevance of Western trade with the former Soviet Union as a means to facilitate mutual trust and the emergence of new habits of transparency regardless of recurring military crises.

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Kevin Kain Phd in Archives
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Visualizing Propaganda Posters In Context: The Formulation, Display, and Reception Of Soviet Anti-Religious Exhibits In the 1920s and 1930s

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The research I conducted thanks to a Hoover Institution Library and Archives Research Scholar Grant explored materials related to the formulation, display, and reception of Soviet anti-religious visual propaganda in the 1920s and 1930s. In addition to considering the aesthetics and content of visual propaganda, the project...

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Research Support To Study Hoover Collections

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Hoover Institution’s Library & Archives offers tantalizing collections for scholars — and there’s opportunity awaiting.

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Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Gdańsk

Polish Americanist Completes Six Months of Research in the Archives

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Anna Mazurkiewicz, Associate Professor of History at the University of Gdańsk, has just completed her Fulbright senior research fellowship at Stanford’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES).  Much of that time she spent in the Hoover Library & Archives.

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Stephen Kotkin Author of Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, Speaks at Hoover Institution
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Hoover Senior Fellow Stephen Kotkin On Stalin, Hitler, And The Dynamics Of Power During World War II

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

On January 23rd the Library & Archives were delighted to welcome Hoover senior fellow and Princeton historian Stephen Kotkin, who discussed his recent publication Stalin: Waiting for Hitler, 1920–1941, the second of a three-volume biography of Stalin, the first volume of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

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