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“The Immediate and Long-Term Effects of Bank Failures,” an interview with Chenzi Xu

interview with Niall Ferguson, Chenzi Xuvia Hoover Videos
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

An interview with Chenzi Xu on the effects of bank failures.

"Unusual, Unstable, Complicated, Unreliable and Temporary: Reinterpreting the Ebb and Flow of Globalization” an interview with Michael Bordo

interview with Michael D. Bordo, Niall Fergusonvia Hoover Videos
Tuesday, February 11, 2020

An interview with Michael Bordo on reinterpreting the ebb and flow of globalization.

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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

One Belt One Road: Chinese Power Meets the World

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Eyck Freymanm.

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News from Germany: The Competition to Control World Communications

Thursday, November 12, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Heidi Tworek.

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Interviews

What Winston Churchill’s Relations With Russia Can Teach Us For Today

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Andrew Roberts.

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Interviews

Yesterday's China: Intellectual Property, Government Secrecy, And The British Origins Of The Pax Americana

Thursday, October 15, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Katherine C. Epstein.

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In the News

The Soviet Umbrella And The Volcker Shock By Michael De Groot

Thursday, October 1, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Michael De Groot.

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Interviews

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

Thursday, June 25, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Manny Rincon-Cruz.

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Analysis and Commentary

Strategy And Biosecurity: An Applied History Perspective

Thursday, June 18, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A History Working Group seminar with Daniel Sargent.

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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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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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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.