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The Libertarian: Anti-Semitism On The Left

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, March 15, 2019

The Ilhan Omar controversy exposes a growing problem amongst Democrats.

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The History Of Nuclear Warfare And The Future Of Nuclear Energy

via The Hoover Centennial
Friday, March 15, 2019

The first atomic strike in 1945 changed the world forever.


What Began as a Very Positive Image-Boosting Initiative: Talking to Elizabeth C. Economy

interview with Elizabeth Economyvia Los Angeles Review of Books
Friday, March 8, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Elizabeth Economy discusses how China has fared on reaching its own official goals (for instance in terms of economic growth, governmental accountability, military power), as well as her new book The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State.

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The Pacific Century: Learning From Hanoi And The Trade Deal With China

interview with Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Why Hanoi was not a failure; and whether the focus of the US-China trade deal should be on the theft of American inventions instead of tariffs and trade deficits.

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
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"Stalin: Waiting For Hitler": Talk By Stephen Kotkin

mentioning Stephen Kotkinvia Amherst College
Friday, February 22, 2019
"Stalin: Waiting for Hitler" is a talk by Stephen Kotkin, who is the John P. Birkelund Professor in History and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is also a fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He directs Princeton's Institute for International and Regional Studies and co-directs its Program in the History and Practice of Diplomacy.
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Faculty Note: Senior Lecturer Kevin Kain Publication

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Wednesday, February 20, 2019

This study examines information about the display of early Soviet visual anti-religious propaganda in the past in order to conceptualize its re-presentation in the digital future. Based on research conducted during a Research Fellowship at Hoover Institution Library and Archive (January, 2018) and other American and Russian collections, it considers printed visual images of the 1920s–1930s, including posters and antireligious periodicals.

Policy Seminar with David Mulford

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

David Mulford, distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, former vice chairman of Credit Suisse and former U.S. Ambassador to India, presented “Leadership and the Power of Global Markets”

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Ronald Reagan And Pope John Paul II: The Partnership That Changed The World

interview with Edwin Meese IIIvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Former attorney general Edwin Meese III explains the relationship between President Reagan and Pope John Paul II and how their collaboration helped end the Cold War.

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How The US Actually Financed The Second World War

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Financial Times Alphaville
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

[Subscription Required] In March of 1951, a year into the Korean War, the US Treasury offered long-term notes at 2 3/4 per cent in exchange for short-term notes at 2 1/2 per cent. According to a narrative written half a century later by the Richmond Fed, the Federal Reserve supported the price of the long-term notes, but: only up to a limited volume it had agreed on with the Treasury.

Centennial Speaker Series

A Century of Ideas: The Big Three: Roosevelt, and Stalin, Churchill During the Second World War

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Hauck Auditorium, Stanford University

During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.



Military History Working Group

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