Hoover Leads Panels on WWI Humanitarian Aid at Austrian Symposium

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Last month Hoover historians and fellows participated in a symposium entitled "Post World War I Aid in Austria and Central Europe."  Held in Vienna, the event brought together leading scholars of the history of food relief and humanitarian aid. Library & Archives director Eric Wakin chaired a panel on Herbert Hoover and American Aid and gave opening remarks about the Hoover Institution and its mission; Herbert Hoover biographer George H. Nash discussed Hoover's monumental efforts for the reconstruction of Europe after WWI; Stanford historian and Hoover fellow Bert Patenaude presented his findings on Hoover's work with the American Relief Administration in the Armistice period; and Hoover visiting fellow Mary Cox discussed her use of anthropometric data to study food supplies and the effect of food relief on children following the war.