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Stanford Hosts Second Annual Congressional Cyber Boot Camp

Monday, August 17, 2015 to Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The second annual Congressional Cyber Boot Camp will be held at Stanford University August 17-19.  A bipartisan group of thirty senior Senate and House staffers will participate in the three-day workshop hosted by the Hoover Institution, Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. 

Erik Erlandson
Analysis and Commentary

Silas Palmer Fellow Uses Hoover Archives To Uncover The Early Influence Of The White House On Regulation Policy

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Erik Erlandson, a 2015 Silas Palmer Fellow and doctoral candidate in history at the University of Virginia, researches the political, legal, and economic developments that led to the White House becoming head overseer of regulatory policy. Using the James C. Miller papers at Hoover Archives, Erlandson is completing a dissertation that uncovers the first attempts by executive offices to affect bureaucratic decision-making, and shows how and why these new uses of executive power were legally ratified and politically institutionalized on the eve of the Reagan Revolution.

Modern China Workshop
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Holds Annual Summer Workshop On Modern China

Monday, August 10, 2015

The third annual Hoover Institution Workshop on Modern China, entitled “China and Its Neighbors: What History Can Tell Policy Makers,” was held during August 3-7, 2015. This year the workshop featured five speakers from the United States and Japan who evaluated the rise of China and assessed China’s impact on neighboring states’ policy planning.

Kevan Harris, assistant professor of sociology at the University of California at Los Angeles, presents his research on postrevolutionary Iran
Analysis and Commentary

Summer Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes Breaks New Ground in Middle Eastern Studies

Thursday, August 6, 2015

As conflicts in the Middle East have escalated across the past decade, Hoover’s Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, now in its twelfth year, has promoted interest in scholarship that addresses conditions in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Saudi Arabia. This year, three young scholars in the field of Middle Eastern studies used Hoover collections for their two-week research and presented their findings to the group.

Robert Service
Analysis and Commentary

Robert Service Calls Hoover Archives "Critical" to Understanding the Cold War

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

On July 29 Robert Service, keynote speaker for the 2015 Hoover Institution Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes, delivered a lecture entitled “Looking at Both Sides: Why Did the Cold War End as It Did?” Service is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a fellow of Saint Anthony’s College, Oxford.

Proofs of advertisements from the Crusade for Freedom Advertising Council's "Truth Dollar" campaign, 1954  (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Inc. Corporate Records, Box 2236, Folder 1)
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Archives Adds Significant Updates to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Collection

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

A major update to the Hoover Institution’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) corporate and broadcast records is now available for use.

Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Institution Releases Essay Series On Reinventing Nuclear Power

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Hoover Institution today released an essay series by the Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy that lays out a thought-provoking approach to reinventing nuclear power.

Press Releases
A cipher message found in the possession of Rudolf Abel (James B. Donovan Collection, Box 7, Folder 53-15)
Analysis and Commentary

New Steven Spielberg Film Starring Tom Hanks Dramatizes A Story Of Espionage From Hoover Archives

Thursday, July 2, 2015

In October 2015, Dreamworks Pictures will release Bridge of Spies, a cinematic thriller based on the life of James Donovan, a lawyer-turned-hostage negotiator whose archive is housed at Hoover Library & Archives. Directed by Steven Spielberg, written by Matt Charman and Joel and Ethan Coen, and starring Tom Hanks, the film tells the story of a Brooklyn-based lawyer who, during the height of the Cold War, undertook the unpopular job of defending suspected Russian spy Rudolf Abel—and then, after Abel was convicted, negotiated the KGB agent’s exchange for an American U2 pilot captured by the USSR.

Bruce Caldwell delivered the keynote at the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy
Analysis and Commentary

Bruce Caldwell Delivers Keynote Address On Hayek For Library & Archives Workshop On Political Economy

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

On Friday, June 24, the second annual Hoover Institution Library & Archives Workshop on Political Economy hosted a public lecture by renowned scholar Bruce Caldwell, professor of economics at Duke University and director of Duke's Center for the History of Political Economy. Caldwell is the author of Beyond Positivism: Economic Methodology in the 20th Century, and for the past two decades his research has focused on the writings of Austrian Nobel Prize-winning economist and social theorist Friedrich Hayek, whose papers are housed at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings, Box 2, Folder 5 (Hoover Institution Archives)
Analysis and Commentary

Hoover Archival Photographs Featured At Lecture Delivered By United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Monday, June 29, 2015

On Friday, June 26th, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon spoke in Stanford’s Encina Hall in commemoration of the seventieth anniversary of the founding of the U.N. at the 1945 San Francisco Conference. Just next door, in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building, The Hoover Institution Library & Archives house the United Nations Conference on International Organization Proceedings Collection, which includes sound recordings of conference events recorded by the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), photographs and contact sheets depicting delegates and scenes at the conference, and printed copies of the Charter of the United Nations.