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David Henderson on Boom Bust (3:50)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia Boom Bust
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Research Fellow David Henderson discusses net neutrality on Boom Bust.

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Technology and the Archives: Viruses, Digitization, GoogleBooks—and the End of Paper?

by Eric Wakinvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eric Wakin, the Robert H. Malott Director of Library & Archives at Hoover, discusses digitization of Hoover’s archival materials.

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A Conversation on “Innovation and Economic Growth”

interview with John B. Taylorvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hoover Director John Raisian hosts a conversation on "Innovation and Economic Growth" with Congressman Paul Ryan, 

In the News

Inside the Newsroom: The Media and Edward Snowden

Monday, November 17, 2014
Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University

On Monday, November 17, the Stanford speaker series The Security Conundrum will continue with three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Barton Gellman. 

David Kelley
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Uncommon Knowledge with David Kelley on creativity, innovation, and design

interview with David Kelleyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with David Kelley, author of Creative Confidence, professor of Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, and founder of IDEO, one of the world’s most prestigious design firms. 

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When Environmental Policy Backfires

by Terry Andersonvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The better way to save endangered species is by relying on private actors and property rights rather than the federal government.  

Analysis and Commentary

Lies, Damn Lies And Genetic Engineering

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The big agribusiness companies have achieved “regulatory capture” of government agencies–but not in the way that many people think.

Policy Seminar on Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future

Monday, November 3, 2014
Stauffer Auditorium, Stanford University

Peter Thiel spoke about the basic principles that underlie innovative products and startup firms, using examples from his own experience starting up firms such as Paypal and Palantir. He  emphasized the importance of creating a firm or product with characteristics of monopoly, and contrasted that idea with the distinction between monopoly and competition taught in economics.

Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education
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Peter Thiel on markets, technology, and education

interview with Peter A. Thielvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, October 24, 2014

In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, guest Peter Thiel, one of Silicon Valley’s leading investors and thinkers, discusses his new book Zero to One.

Analysis and Commentary

To Govern Is To Choose: We Are Making Poor Choices On Research Funding

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Congress and the scientific community need to review and revise the nation’s research priorities. We are wasting money on trivial or poorly-conceived projects while life-threatening illnesses are shortchanged.


Energy Policy Task Force

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