Hoover's Workshop on Totalitarian Regimes studies the history and development of totalitarian regimes in order to understand why they came into being, how they work, and the sources of their durability. By bringing scholars together who study the different regimes, the workshop promotes the comparative study of modes of personal dictatorship, of institutions of coercion and repression, and of the economic and social consequences of totalitarian rule. The workshop's principal resources are the unique and fast- growing holdings of the Hoover Archives on totalitarian regimes in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.
The Hoover Institution’s Board of Overseers met for its 2014 summer meeting July 8 –10. Interspersed with official board business were talks by Hoover fellows and guests, highlighting the best that the institution has to offer.
Lawrence Summers, President Emeritus and Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University, and former U.S. treasury secretary, talked about “Responsible Nationalism.”
KORET TASK FORCE ON K–12 EDUCATION
Coinciding with the semiannual meeting of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, a host of print and on-line media descended on the Hoover Institution to meet with members of the Task Force and to question them on their first joint publication, A Primer on America's Schools (Hoover Press, 2001). At a September 20, 2001, press briefing, Hoover fellow Terry M. Moe, who edited the book, explained that the book's goal is to cut through the complexities, unwarranted assumptions, and unfounded assertions surrounding education reform and to convey the basic facts that people need to know about important policy questions facing education today. During the press briefing, members of the Koret Task Force addressed prominent topics in the national education debate, including choice and accountability, the opposition by teachers unions to reform movements, and the possibilities for real change in the future.
A public panel discussion with six presenters who participated in the workshop series, "Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis: the Causes, the Panic, the Recession and the Lessons."
Throughout the cold war the world's national security leadership was preoccupied with the threat of a nuclear holocaust and worked to reduce nuclear danger.At the same time, largely unnoticed, more and more nations were acquiring the ability to produce biological and chemical weapons (BCWs), and many proceeded to do so.