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China’s Global Sharp Power

The Hoover Institution’s project on China’s Global Sharp Power aims to track, document, and evaluate China’s sharp power activities at the sub-national, national and transnational levels.

Economic Policy

Economic Policy Working Group

The Economic Policy Working Group brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the US and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Education Success Initiative

The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) focuses on the improvement of education policy and providing public education solutions for state education and policy leaders.

Energy Policy

Energy Policy Task Force

The Energy Policy Task Force addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

Governance in an Emerging New World

Governance in an Emerging New World

The George P. Shultz Project on Governance in an Emerging New World explores the challenges and opportunities for our democracy, our economy, and our security posed by emerging technologies and societal changes.

Health Care Policy

Health Care Policy Working Group

The Health Care Policy Working Group devises public policies that enable more Americans to get better value for their health care dollar and foster appropriate innovations that will extend and improve life.

Health Care Policy

History Working Group

The Hoover History Working Group (HHWG) aims to conduct and disseminate historical research on issues of national and international concern; provide concrete recommendations on the basis of research and discussion; and use Hoover's unique situation to convene academic experts, policy makers, and interested private sector actors both at Stanford and in Washington, DC.

Immigration Reform

Immigration Reform Initiative

The Immigration Reform Conte Initiative aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system, from border security to green cards to temporary work visas.

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property, Innovation and Prosperity Working Group

Hoover IP² is reviewing the premises of the US patent system to address questions of scope, specification, duration, and economic impact of that system.


The Middle East and the Islamic World

The Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on the Middle East and the Islamic World highlights the importance of studying both a region and a culture, while also addressing challenges outside the Middle East itself.

Military History

Role of Military History and Contemporary Conflict Working Group

The Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict Working Group examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.

National Security Task Force

A fresh look, through a broad lens, to help navigate the emerging security landscape. The Hoover Institution’s Task Force on National Security pursues a comprehensive, whole of government approach to national security challenges.

National Security, Technology and Law

National Security, Technology and Law Working Group

The National Security, Technology and Law Working Group brings together national and international specialists to analyze how technology affects national security and national security law and how governments can use that technology to defend themselves, consistent with constitutional values and the rule of law.

The Hoover Project on Renewing Indigenous Economies

The Hoover Project on Renewing Indigenous Economies is dedicated to understanding how the rich history of governance, entrepreneurship, and trade allowed indigenous peoples to thrive before colonization and how restoring these traditions can help rebuild indigenous economies, cultures, and communities from the ground up.

Socialism & Free-Market Capitalism

The Hoover Institution’s Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism investigates in an objective and scholarly manner the historical record to assess the consequences for human welfare, individual liberty, and interactions between nations of various economic systems ranging from pure socialism to free-market capitalism.

Strengthening US-India Relations

The US-India Program at Hoover will support opportunities for shared economic development and activity; areas and ideas of collaboration on geostrategic priorities, and the protection of democracy and individual rights that underpin a free and open society.

The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region

The Hoover Project on Taiwan in the Indo-Pacific Region supports research and public dialogue about Taiwan’s democracy and society and the pivotal position Taiwan occupies in a vast, strategic, and increasingly integrated swath of the world.

Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Group

The Technology, Economics, and Governance Working Group seeks to understand the drivers and dynamics of technological innovation in the 21st century, assess the opportunities and risks that breakthrough technologies are creating, and develop governance approaches that maximize the benefits and mitigate the risks for the nation and the world.

National Security and Law

National Security and Law Task Force

The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home. [INACTIVE]

Property Rights

Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force

The Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity Task Force explored the philosophical, historical, legal, and economic foundations of property rights through scholarship and collaborative research among an interdisciplinary group of scholars that included economists and legal experts. [INACTIVE]


Virtues of a Free Society Task Force

The Virtues of a Free Society Task Force examined the evolution of America’s core values, how they are threatened, and what can be done to preserve them. [INACTIVE]

K-12 Education

K-12 Education Task Force

The K–12 Education Task Force focuses on education policy as it relates to government provision and oversight versus private solutions (both within and outside the public school system) that stress choice, accountability, and transparency. [INACTIVE]

Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy

Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy Working Group

The Foreign Policy and Grand Strategy Working Group explores an array of foreign policy topics to develop orienting principles about the most important policy challenges that face the United States. [INACTIVE]

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Arctic Security Initiative

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic. [INACTIVE]

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