Monday, October 10, 2016

Inaugural Edition, Fall 2016

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.

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Special Features

Insider Exclusive: Notes from Hoover’s Summer Board of Overseers Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hoover’s 2016 Board of Overseers meeting featured important updates on Hoover’s Library & Archives, strategic communications, public affairs, Washington, DC, programs, and capital projects. For those supporters who were not in attendance, we are pleased to share summaries of presentations by Hoover directors at the meeting’s opening briefing.

Get an inside perspective on Hoover programs and activities

Special Features

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.

Special Features

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.

Introduction
Introduction

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

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Tower Insider, a Hoover Institution newsletter for members of the Hoover Council, Hoover Council Leadership Circle, Director’s Circle, and Board of Overseers. Future editions will come out every three to four months; we welcome any questions or feedback that you might have regarding this issue.

News from the Tower
News from the Tower

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.

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

News from the Tower

Hoover Launches New Educational Program for Congressional Staff

Friday, October 14, 2016

The Congressional Fellowship Program, the Hoover Institution in Washington’s newest educational initiative, brings senior Capitol Hill staff to Hoover’s Stanford University campus for an immersive introduction to Hoover fellows and their research.

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.

Research and Publications
Research and Publications

A New Resource on the 2016 Election: The Decision 2016 Portal

Friday, October 14, 2016

Hoover’s new Decision 2016 portal aggregates excellent research and commentary on the election and related policy issues as a single resource for making sense of America’s political future.

Visitors to the portal will find opinion pieces, in-depth policy essays, and podcasts by Hoover fellows; YouGov polling data; and episodes of the new Poll Position podcast featuring Hoover’s leading pollsters and political scientists.

See what Hoover fellows are saying about 2016’s policy and electoral issues
Check out the new Decision 2016 Poll Position podcast

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Research and Publications

Hoover Releases New Book on Doctor Zhivago Based on Library & Archives Collections

Friday, October 14, 2016

A new book from the Hoover Institution Press, Zhivago’s Secret Journey: From Typescript to Book, draws from the Boris Pasternak Collection at the Hoover Archives—the largest collection of Pasternak materials in the world—to tell the fascinating stories of a set of smuggled typescripts that passed through the hands of family, friends, publishers, plagiarists, and agents from both the CIA and the KGB. Learn the intriguing story behind Doctor Zhivago.

Research and Publications

New Publications from Hoover Fellows and Working Groups

Friday, October 14, 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.

Research and Publications

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

Research and Publications

New Study of Civilian-Military Relations by Kori Schake and Jim Mattis

Friday, October 14, 2016

Warriors & Citizens: American Views of Our Military, draws on the complementary expertise of a renowned scholar of national security strategy and a distinguished four-star general to address American society’s growing separation from the activities and personnel of the armed forces.  Hoover fellows Kori Schake and Jim Mattis began their efforts by conducting a major survey of civilian attitudes toward the military—the first of its kind in nearly twenty years. They then joined with thirteen other scholars to analyze the data.

Learn more about this landmark study of civilian-military relations
See Kori Schake’s discussion of the project on RealClear Politics’ Changing Lanes

Recent Event Highlights
Recent Event Highlights

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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Recent Event Highlights

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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