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Hoover Archives Acquires The Letters And Photographs Of Acclaimed Potsdam Conference Musician Stuart Canin

Monday, August 31, 2015

This week, Hoover Library & Archives acquired the collection of Stuart Canin—a World War II veteran, former concert master of the San Francisco Symphony, and the subject of the forthcoming documentary The Rifleman’s Violin, which tells the dramatic story of Canin’s musical performance, given at the age of nineteen, for Harry Truman, Joseph Stalin, and Winston Churchill during the July 1945 Potsdam Conference. The materials, now available in the Hoover Library & Archives reading room, include the young GI’s letters written to his parents during the Potsdam Conference, and photographs taken in Berlin and other European cities during Canin’s years of service.

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Hoover Institution Acquires Records of Society of Russian Veterans of the First World War

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hoover Library & Archives have acquired the records of The Society of Russian Veterans of World War I in Los Angeles (cataloged under its Russian name as Obshchestvo russkikh veteranov Velikoĭ voĭny v gorode Los Anzhelose), an organization founded in 1925 to unify the veteran officers and soldiers of the Russian Imperial and White armies who had moved to Southern California at the end of the Russian civil war. The records include the organization’s bulletins, correspondence, and flyers, as well as members’ papers detailing their lives and achievements.

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Cybersecurity Boot Camp Draws Congressional Staffers To Stanford

Friday, August 21, 2015
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

A bipartisan group of Capitol Hill staffers were in Silicon Valley last week to gain an immersion into the complex world of cybersecurity. The range of experts they heard from included tech industry leaders, scholars representing a range of disciplines and former government officials.

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Hoover Fellow Uncovers Evidence of KGB Counter-Intelligence in Hoover’s Lithuanian Archives

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Working in conjunction with colleague Inga Zaksauskiene of Vilnius University, economic historian and Hoover research fellow Mark Harrison recently published an article entitled “Counter-intelligence in a Command Economy” in the latest edition of the Economic History Review. Drawing from the Lietuvos ypatingasis archyvas (Lithuanian Special Archive) at Hoover and the KGB archives in Vilnius, Zaksauskiene and Harrison provide the first in-depth description of the KGB as a market regulator in the Soviet economy of the 1960s and 1970s.

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Hoover Library Acquires Rare Underground Magazine of Army Special Forces

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Hoover Library recently acquired a rare print run of The Resister: a far-right dissident magazine purportedly published by the “Special Forces Underground,” a clandestine group of radical extremists in the Green Berets, an elite fighting unit within the US Army.

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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. 

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Erik Erlandson
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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.

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Modern China Workshop
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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.

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

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Robert Service
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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.

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