A History Working Group seminar with Bruce Caldwell. Caldwell presented “Mont Perelin 1947,” where he discussed a chapter from forthcoming biography of Friedrich A. Hayek, which he is co-authoring with Hansjoerg Klausinger.
The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.
Developed from Hoover fellow Bertrand M. Patenaude's book of the same name, the exhibit draws on the Hoover Institution Library and Archives' vast trove of rare historical documents and artifacts. A Wealth of Ideas tells the story of the institution, its treasures, its evolving role in the history of Stanford University.
In celebration of its centennial, the Hoover Institution opens the exhibition Hoover@100: Ideas Defining A Century in Hoover Tower on October 10, 2019. Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Institution started as a special collections library devoted to the acquisition and study of documents related to the First World War.
John Ferejohn and Barry Weingast present the
HOOVER COLLECTIVE CHOICE SEMINAR
Professor William Summerhill
Department of History
University of California, Los Angeles
will speak on
"Sovereign Debt and Financial Underdevelopment in 19th-Century Brazil"
Paper available for download as PDF
On April 12, 2011, the Hoover Institution commemorated the hundredth anniversary of the 1911 revolution and the founding of the Chinese republic with the opening of an exhibition of photographs, posters, letters, memorabilia, and audiovisual materials from its library and archives, documenting those momentous events in Chinese history and the ensuing tumultuous century.
A Century of Western Living, 1898-1998, features posters, documents, photographs and memorabilia tracing one hundred years of the West's most successful magazine and its rich historic connections to Stanford University and Herbert Hoover.
"War, Revolution and Freedom: the Baltic Countries in the 20th Century" is an international conference presented by Stanford University and the Hoover Institution featuring a keynote address by Vaira Viķe-Freiberga, President of the Club of Madrid, Former President of Latvia.
The Hoover Institution hosted "'Xi Jinping and China in the 21st Century: What Everyone Needs to Know" on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 10:30am - 11:45am EST.
Watch a panel discussion recorded on March 26th featuring Hoover senior fellows Condoleezza Rice, Niall Ferguson and Stephen Krasner discussing democracy and American foreign policy over the past century.
This session will discuss the historical sources of prosperity in the United States and will look at the drivers of prosperity over the next century. Panelists will also address the ongoing debate about the impact of artificial intelligence and robotics on standards of living and the relevant facts and data to consider.
Historians Niall Ferguson and Victor Davis Hanson will discuss the seminal events of the last century—the two World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of Soviet communism, and the advent of modernism and globalization—and how Hoover Institution scholars, informed by the lessons of history, have interpreted these tragedies and challenges.
An Exhibition Documenting the History of China during the Twentieth Century
Guest Speaker: Andrew Crockett (President JP Morgan Chase International, former President of the BIS)
The main unifying theme of the conference is that successful policy requires that central bankers’ decisions be based on clearly-understood rules—including legal limits, institutional structures, mandates, traditions, procedures, or formulas—and not solely on discretion.
The exhibition features papers, letters, and photographs from influential diplomats and foreign policy makers, focusing on the most significant issues during their careers. The documents used in the exhibit come from the collections of the Hoover Institution Archives. Some of the diplomats in the exhibit are Hugh Gibson, Stanley Hornbeck, Robert Murphy, Edward Lansdale, Robert Hill, Henry Kissinger, and George Shultz.
George Orwell (1903-1950) was known throughout the world for his novels Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four, as well as for his essays, books of reportage, and other novels. Born Eric Arthur Blair on June 25, 1903, into the "lower-upper middle class" in Motihari, Bengal, India, where his father was a civil servant for the British government, Blair moved to England the following year with his mother and sister. He received an elite education, culminating at Eton, but did not go on to university. His early school years were not happy; he later wrote about his experiences in a bitter essay called Such, Such Were the Joys.
The Hoover Archive is opening today an exhibition on Visuality, Corporeality and Literacy in the Culture of Modernity in collaboration with the Stanford Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures that will be on display from May 8 - August 30 of 2003 in its Exhibit Pavilion at Stanford.
Repression and authoritarianism are not merely phenomena of the historical past. Today, we are engaged in a fundamental battle of free and open societies against repressive, closed systems. This panel will address the nature of such threats and discuss the identities of freedom’s adversaries, their goals and strategies, and what can be done to defeat these threats across government, the private sector, academia, and civil society.