Monday, October 10, 2016

Inaugural Edition, Fall 2016

Introduction
Introduction

A Note from Thomas W. Gilligan, Tad and Dianne Taube Director

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Talk of the Tower, a newsletter for supporters of the Hoover Institution. Future editions will come out every three to four months; we welcome any questions or feedback that you might have.

Special Features
Special Features

Now Live: New Policy Education Videos and PolicyEd.org Web Site

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hoover is increasingly taking advantage of digital media to connect with important new audiences—particularly our nation’s youth. Educating Americans in Public Policy (EAPP), the Mary Jo and Dick Kovacevich Initiative at the Hoover Institution, uses online videos and other resources to connect on a massive scale with individuals interested in Hoover research.

We’re excited to announce a new chapter in the EAPP project that includes several new policy education videos and the launch of a major Hoover website, PolicyEd.org.

Special Features

Hoover’s Media Roundtable Program

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Media Roundtables—daylong seminars for journalists led by Hoover fellows—help Hoover’s public affairs team maintain a competitive advantage in placing fellows and their research in top-tier media outlets. Read more about how Hoover is helping shape national media coverage.

News from the Tower
News from the Tower

Hoover and Becker Friedman Institute Cohost Conference on Economic Consequences of Policy Uncertainty

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In September, the Hoover Institution cohosted an event titled “Elections, Policy Making, and Economic Uncertainty” with the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago. It included several fascinating presentations and a panel discussion that included John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Hoover, and Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve. Learn about the economic effects of political uncertainty.

News from the Tower

New Publications from Hoover Fellows and Working Groups

Monday, October 10, 2016

Hoover Institution working groups and fellows continually release new books, essays, editions of online journals, and podcasts that discuss their recent research and offer analyses of major news issues and current events. New publications include:

Strategika issue 34, “The Potential of Today’s Terrorists to Conduct Large-Scale Attacks
Caravan issue 1612, “Strategic Considerations in the Greater Middle East

This article provides a full summary of the latest Hoover publications.

News from the Tower

Learning from Experience: Lessons from the Life & Career of George P. Shultz

Friday, October 14, 2016

Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow George P. Shultz’s life and career comprise a field manual for effective policy making in the face of complex challenges and political adversity. Learning from Experience, his latest book, presents accounts from the highest levels of government and the trenches of policy making. It reveals the fundamental principles behind his outstanding work as a negotiator, diplomat, statesman, and policy maker.

Read more about Learning from Experience
Hear from leading policymakers and Hoover fellows on what Shultz has taught them

News from the Tower

New Photos from Hoover’s Summer Board of Overseers Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016

In addition to discussing strategy and programs, Hoover’s biannual Board of Overseers Meetings include talks by Hoover fellows, dinners and social gatherings, and behind-the-scenes looks at institution activities. This collection of photos from Hoover’s summer Board of Overseers Meeting, held in July at the institution’s Stanford University campus, shares the experience. 

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North American Forum
News from the Tower

2016 Conference of the North American Forum

Monday, October 10, 2016

The North American Forum, cochaired by Robert and Marion Oster Distinguished Military Fellow admiral Gary Roughead, USN (ret.), is a coalition of leaders from Canada, Mexico, and the United States to promote greater cooperation and prosperity for the three nations. Each year forum officials assemble a conference of influential leaders to discuss recent world developments and policy solutions that affect North American interests and forum goals.

The 2016 conference, titled “North American Priorities in the Region and the World,” took place this month in Cancun, Mexico.

Learn more about how Hoover is increasing North American prosperity
Read about the forum’s leadership and distinguished past participants

Supporter Spotlight
Supporter Spotlight

Welcoming New BOO Chairman Joel Peterson

Monday, October 10, 2016

We are pleased to announce that Joel C. Peterson, an entrepreneur, educator, and longtime friend and supporter of the Hoover Institution, has assumed the role of chairman of the Board of Overseers. Learn what Peterson brings to the role.

Featured Fellow
Featured Fellow

Morris P. Fiorina on the State of the Electorate

Monday, October 10, 2016

A seasoned political scientist and elections analyst, Morris P. Fiorina, senior fellow at Hoover and the Wendt Family Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, is a frequent debunker of received wisdom about politics. The Hoover Institution recently sat down with Fiorina to discuss the 2016 election and how it fits into larger electoral and political trends. Get Fiorina’s take on the state of the electorate.

Curator's Corner
Curator's Corner

New Exhibition Highlights Recent Acquisitions

Thursday, October 13, 2016

On September 27, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives opened a new exhibition titled Unpacking History: New Collections at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. The exhibition presents rare and intriguing items from select collections acquired within the past five years, including one of the most recent acquisitions of handwritten poems and sketches by Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky, which was acquired September 2016.

Publication Quote

“[T]here is nothing ordinary (or secular) about the current stagnation of barely 2 percent growth. The economy is not roaring because it’s muzzled by government policy, and if we take off that muzzle—like Lucy and Susan did in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”—the economy will indeed roar.”

John B. Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics

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