Hoover senior fellow Alvin Rabushka’s book Taxation in Colonial America (Princeton University Press) received special recognition from the Fraunces Tavern Museum. The award recognizes books of exceptional merit about the Revolutionary War era.
A group of Japanese scholars supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education visited the Hoover Institution in March to study its unique modern China collection so as to gain a better understanding of twentieth-century China.
Hoover’s Task Force on Property Rights, Freedom, and Prosperity met at the Hoover Institution March 5–6, 2009. At a dinner honoring the task force, each member made brief presentations on their current task force projects, which focus on the rule of law, property law, private and public use rights, environmental markets, and patent law.
Lawrence Harrison presented a talk titled "Cultural Capital" on February 26. The event took place at the Hoover Institution.
Lawrence is the author of The Central Liberal Truth: How Politics Can Change a Culture and Save It From Itself and coeditor, with Samuel Huntington, of Culture Matters. Lawrence is the director of the Cultural Change Institute at the Fletcher School.
Hoover senior fellow Douglass C. North, presented a talk titled "Violence and Social Disorders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History" on February 12. The event took place at the Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center.