On April 7, a delegation from Peking University, led by university president Qifeng Zhou, toured the Hoover Institution and viewed its archival collections. Richard Sousa, director of the Hoover Library and Archives, hosted the visit.
The private papers of Marian Spychalski, one of the “founding fathers” of communist Poland and a prominent Polish politician during the period from 1944 to 1968, are now available in the Hoover Institution Archives.
The Hoover Institution today announced publication of four essays on Islamism and international order: Saudi Arabia and the New Strategic Landscape, by Joshua Teitelbaum; Syria through Jihadist Eyes: The Perfect Enemy, by Nibras Kazimi; The Ideological Struggle for Pakistan, by Ziad Haider; and Islamism and the Future of the Christians in the Middle East, by Habib C. Malik. This diverse group of foreign policy experts highlights different and complex facets of Islamism and the Middle East.
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.
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 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.