Social Media Highlights in 2017 From The Hoover Institution

Friday, December 22, 2017

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram platforms have been instrumental in sharing the important work of our fellows and reaching new audiences, and as the year comes to a close, we wanted to highlight some of the posts from our social media accounts from 2017.

In combination with other communications efforts including traditional media, the social media reach of Hoover is growing considerably on a daily basis and in its ability to contribute to public policy discussions. 

Thanks for your support this year, and we look forward to sharing more of Hoover's work in 2018!

PolicyEd is the Hoover Institution's educational initiative for younger Americans. Across, Facebook, and YouTube, it presents fundamental concepts and timeless lessons that allow users to comprehend and analyze proposed public policies and the effects of those recently enacted. Based on the research of Hoover Institution scholars, PolicyEd offers solutions to today’s challenges in economics, health care, national security, civics, and the environment.

As the very name of the Hoover Institution attests, military history lies at the very core of our dedication to the study of "War, Revolution, and Peace." Indeed, the precise mission statement of the Hoover Institution includes the following promise: "to recall the voice of experience against the making of war, and by the study of these records and their publication, to recall man's endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life."

The careful study of military history offers a way of analyzing modern war and peace that is often underappreciated by contemporary policymakers. Yet the result leads to a more in-depth and dispassionate understanding of contemporary wars, one that explains how particular military successes and failures of the past can be often germane, sometimes misunderstood, or occasionally irrelevant in the context of the present.

The Hoover Institution Twitter account allows Hoover scholars to interact directly with policy influencers and the general public. The instantaneous nature of the platform encourages rapid feedback and further engagement and distribution of the research and scholarship of Hoover's fellows in a concise digestible format.