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Dollars, Digital Currency, And 120 Years Of Chinese Central Banking

by Manny Rincon-Cruzvia Analysis
Monday, December 7, 2020

Over 120 years of Chinese central banking history suggests that China’s central banks and adjacent financial institutions have served primarily as instruments of the state’s development agenda—though that agenda was defined and redefined by the Qing, Nationalist, and Communist regimes. In light of this history, China’s digital currency is bound to be yet another solution to the long-standing Chinese elite agenda of “development politics” and resisting foreign domination. Yes, DCEP will be used to sanction dissidents and allow the CCP to evade US sanctions. 

Contagion, Borders, And Scale: Lessons From Network Science And History

with Manny Rincon-Cruzvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, June 25, 2020

A History Working Group seminar with Manny Rincon-Cruz.

Interviews

Escape From Pandemics: Triumph Of Delusion?

Thursday, June 11, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Kyle Harper.

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Escape from Pandemics: Triumph of Delusion?

interview with Kyle Harpervia Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, June 11, 2020

A History Working Group seminar with Kyle Harper.

The Darkside of Our Drone Future: Lessons from History

with James Rogersvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, June 4, 2020

A History Working Group seminar with James Rogers.

The Darkside of Our Drone Future: Lessons from History

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with James Rogers.

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Dragon Kings and Grey Rhinos: The World War of 1914-1918 and the Pandemic of 2020-? with Niall Ferguson

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Niall Ferguson.

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Black Swans, Dragon Kings And Gray Rhinos: The World War Of 1914-1918 And The Pandemic of 2020-?

by Niall Fergusonvia Hoover History Working Group
Monday, May 4, 2020

History Working Paper 2020-1

It has become a commonplace among beleaguered leaders seeking to rally popular support that the COVID-19 pandemic is a “war,” albeit against an “invisible enemy.” For a number of obvious reasons, a pandemic is very different from a war, of course. We think of a pandemic as a natural disaster, whereas a war as man-made.

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‘Niall Ferguson’s Networld’ Review: Everything’s Always Been Connected

featuring Niall Fergusonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, March 23, 2020

Until recently, most casual conversations about current television would arrive at the same conclusion: “There’s just too much! You can’t watch it all!” That diagnosis is now being put to the test. But not only are the sequestered multitudes going to consume more television, they’re likely to digest it differently. And there are few better examples of that than “Niall Ferguson’s Networld.”

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In this groundbreaking new series hosted by Niall Ferguson and based on his bestselling book The Square and the Tower, Ferguson visits network theorists, social scientists and data analysts to explore the history of social networks. From the Reformation and 17th century witch-hunting, through the American Revolution and to the nightmare visions of Orwell’s 1984, Ferguson explores the intersection of social media, technology and the spread of cultural movements. Reviewing classic experiments and cutting-edge research, Ferguson demonstrates how human behavior, disruptive technology and profit can energize ideas and communication, ultimately changing the world.

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Milbank Family Senior Fellow
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Payson J. Treat Distinguished Research Fellow in Contemporary Asia
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Senior Fellow / National Fellow 2010–11
Deputy Director/ Director of Library & Archives | Research Fellow
Analysis and Commentary

Explaining The Turning Point Of The First World War: The Road Less Traveled

Monday, June 14, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Philip Zelikow.

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Analysis and Commentary

'The Cold War Is Over And You Have Won': Semiconductors And The Revolution In Military Affairs

Monday, May 24, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Chris Miller.

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Analysis and Commentary

Ancestors: Where Do We Come From And Why Do We Care?

Monday, May 10, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Maya Jasanoff.

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Analysis and Commentary

America In The World: A History of U.S. Diplomacy And Foreign Policy

Thursday, April 1, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Robert B. Zoellick.

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Analysis and Commentary

Grain, Globalization, And Gallipoli

Monday, March 15, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Nicholas Lambert.

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Analysis and Commentary

Supporting The Faith, Building The Empire: Imperial Japan’s Islamic Policies In World War II

Friday, March 5, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Kelly Hammond.

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Milton Friedman

Age of Monetarism

Friday, February 19, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Jennifer Burns.

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Analysis and Commentary

Dollars, Digital Currency, And 120 Years Of Chinese Central Banking

Thursday, December 10, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Manny Rincon-Cruz.

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Analysis and Commentary

Structural Adjustment As Development

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Nils Gilman.

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Interviews

Broken Promises: Historical Lessons On How Not To Govern The Uyghur Homeland

Thursday, December 3, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Eric Schluessel.

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The Hoover Institution was founded on the idea that historical study is the indispensable foundation for the study of war, peace and revolution, as well as for the preservation of a free society: that is why it was, from the outset, an institution with an archive of historical manuscripts and publications.  However, historians in the United States have increasingly recoiled from addressing contemporary issues, while policymakers are rarely trained as historians. This means that policy is often formulated with too little reference to historical experience on issues ranging from financial instability to technological disruption, from Islamic terrorism to mass migration—and most recently the threat of pandemic disease.

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.

Under the leadership of Senior Fellow Niall Ferguson and Executive Director Manuel Rincon-Cruz, the History Working Group was launched in fall 2019.