University Auditorium of the Classic Residence by Hyatt
Patenaude a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and the author of Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary, has worked extensively with the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies (CREEES) to organize and conduct workshops for Bay Area high school teachers. He gave a talk titled “Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary” at the Classic Residence by Hyatt in Palo Alto, California, on April 13.
The news of the tragic death of President Lech Kaczynski, along with nearly a hundred of Poland’s political, military, religious, and government leaders, has shocked the world. The Hoover Institution community mourns the untimely death of President and Mrs. Kaczynski and the Polish delegation who were traveling to Katyn, Russia.
A Chinese-language television documentary about the Chiang Kai-shek diaries at the Hoover Archives can be viewed on YouTube. Released in February, the extensive footage from Hoover that appears in Part One was taped in August 2008.
The entire collection of audiotapes at Hoover created by RFE/RL’s Belarus Service has been digitized for preservation and access. Use copies of the recordings are available for listening at the Hoover Archives.
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov announced last week that the Middle East Quartet–an international coalition composed of the United States, the United Nations, the European Union, and the Russian Federation–would meet March 19 to discuss the Middle East peace process.
Kiron K. Skinner, a W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and associate professor of history and political science at Carnegie Mellon University, has been appointed to the advisory board of the official oral history project for President George W. Bush.
All digital audiotapes (DATs) of unique Commonwealth Club programs—that is, programs not also recorded on some other audio format—at the Hoover Institution Archives have been reformatted for preservation.
Hundreds of poems and letters have been added to the Pasternak family papers digital archive in the Hoover Archives reading room, including more than two hundred pages of Boris Pasternak’s poems. . . .