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Hoover Hosts Event To Discuss Life And Legacy Of Chiang Ching-Kuo, Former President Of The Republic Of China (Taiwan)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

The Hoover Library & Archives hosted a special event on December 17, 2019, to discuss the life and legacy of Chiang Ching-kuo and to announce the opening of his diaries at Hoover in February 2020. Chiang Ching-kuo was the son of Chiang Kai-shek and his political heir as leader of the Republic of China (Taiwan).

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Hoover Institution Fellow Arye Carmon Contends That Israel Needs A Constitution

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

In the seventy years since its founding, the state of Israel has built all the hardware of a thriving formal democracy—institutions, procedures, and elections—but has yet to fully install the software that will allow it to emerge as a substantive democracy, argued Hoover Institution Distinguished Fellow Ayre Carmon in a discussion with SF Weekly writer Jonathan Curiel at San Francisco’s Commonwealth Club.

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The Hoover Institution Library & Archives Year in Review 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019
Stanford

Happy holidays to the many supporters, researchers, instructors, and staff members who have made the year 2019 so memorable here at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives. As we celebrated the centennial year of our founding, the Library & Archives spent 2019 formulating strategies for the future, enhancing capacity for state-of-the-art preservation, building digital reach, and renovating our iconic tower. 

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Featured Books 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019
Stanford

The depth of Hoover’s scholarship is reflected in the many books published by our fellows year in and year out on a broad variety of topics and issues. These timely works offer insight on the most pressing issues in public policy. Check out this selection of books published by Hoover scholars in 2019.

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Hoover Library & Archives Reading Room Reopening 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019

In preparation for the construction of the Hoover Institution’s new George P. Shultz Building, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives has been working over the past year on a project to relocate archival collection material housed in the Lou Henry Hoover (LHH) Building to secure off-site storage. 

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Education Experts Discuss The Future Of Advanced Placement And Students’ Challenges In College Preparation

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

Education experts and secondary school administrators discussed expanding minority access to Advanced Placement learning and finding solutions to the disconnect between secondary schools and colleges in student preparation throughout America’s education system.

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Buddhist Church Of San Francisco Entrusts Library & Archives With Collection

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Buddhist Church of San Francisco (BCSF), established in 1898, is the oldest Japanese American Buddhist church (temple) in the United States. The church and its key members played a leadership role in shaping the pre-WWII Japanese American community.

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Library & Archives Acquires Papers Of General Wojciech Jaruzelski

Monday, December 9, 2019

The Hoover Institution Library & Archives have obtained the papers of Wojciech Jaruzelski (1923–2014), first secretary of the Polish United Workers Party (1981–89), prime minister of Poland (1981–85) and head of state (1985–90).

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The Lisovoi Papers At The Hoover Institution: Final Chapter Of A Tragic Story

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Iakov Markovich Lisovoi (1882–1965) was a colonel on the general staff of the Russian Imperial Army, as well as a collector who amassed an enormous volume of materials on revolutionary Russia, which formed the basis for his traveling exhibits and lecture series in the 1920s and 1930s. He named his private collection the “Museum of Contemporary Events in Russia.”

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New Book: Building Democracy On Sand: Israel Without A Constitution

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Arye Carmon diagnoses the critical vulnerabilities at the heart of Israeli democracy and the obstacles to forming a sustainable national consciousness. The author merges touching narratives about his own life in Israel with insightful ruminations on the Jewish diaspora and the arc of Israel’s history, illuminating the conflicts between Jewish identities and between democratic values and the halacha—the collective body of Jewish religious laws.

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