Now in its fourth year, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives’ Workshop on Political Economy brings together scholars from across the globe to study the history of economic thought using the archives of such notable thinkers as Karl Popper, Milton Friedman, and F.A. Hayek. This year the workshop welcomed Leah Wright Rigueur, Assistant Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power (2015), who presented a keynote address on June 28th.
Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.
The Hoover Institution hosted the Board of Overseers’ Summer Meeting on July 12–14, 2011.
On Tuesday evening, Hoover fellows discussed topics relating to defense, global issues, entitlements, and the state of the economy. Victor Davis Hanson and Bruce Thornton’s speech was titled “America Abroad: Appeasement or Deterrence?” David Brady and John Cogan’s presentation was titled “Entitlements, Debt and Electoral Politics: How Did We Get Where We Are–and Where Do We Go from Here?” In their speech titled “The Road Ahead for the Fed: Two Years Later,” John Taylor and Kevin Warsh discussed the state of the economy today.
Aaron Director, founder of the field of Law and Economics,Hoover Institution fellow and distinguished University of Chicago economist
John Batchelor, host of the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Radio Show, which is broadcast by WABC radio in New York, took his program on the road to the Hoover Institution to tape an hour-long program in front of a live studio audience. A number of Hoover fellows, addressing a wide variety of topics, were featured on recent Batchelor Radio Show programs.
Chairman Hebert Dwight convened the meeting of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers at the Willard InterContinental hotel in Washington, DC, on Sunday, February 24, 2013. In addition to conducting its usual business in its semiannual two-day meeting in Washington, the board had the opportunity to hear from leading legislative and judicial officials from the federal government and to learn of the research of selected Hoover fellows.
An increment to the personal papers of Henry S. Rowen, now available for research, gives insight into the United States' public policy regarding the Soviet Union and nuclear arms during the late twentieth century. Rowen was a long time Hoover fellow and Stanford University professor who was actively involved in public policy debates and research on alternative energy.
A select group of television broadcasts from the Firing Line collection held in the Hoover Archives is now available as DVDs.
Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation by Hoover fellow Peter Berkowitz
Hoover Institution Press released Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation, by Peter Berkowitz. Berkowitz contends that constitutional conservatism encompasses a distinguished tradition of defending liberty that stretches from the great eighteenth century British statesman Edmund Burke through the authoritative exposition of the Constitution in The Federalist to the high points of post-World War II American conservatism.
For the first time since acquiring the collection in 2001, the Hoover Institution Library & Archives is hosting, free-of-charge, full-length Firing Line videos online through its digital collections website and YouTube channel. With a roster of guests including Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Milton Friedman, Groucho Marx, Tom Wolfe, Jack Kerouac, Woodward and Bernstein, Barry Goldwater, Joan Baez, Hugh Hefner, and others, Firing Line serves as one of the most important and complete records of political and cultural movements in twentieth-century America.
To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, Americans across the nation are reflecting on the progress of civil rights in the past half century. Three Hoover fellows offer their perspectives on the successes and the failures of the movement.
Hoover Releases Third Edition of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case, Featuring New Material on One of Nation’s Most Controversial Espionage Cases
Hoover Institution Press today released the third edition of Perjury: The Hiss-Chambers Case by Allen Weinstein. Perjury, the definitive account of the trial of former State Department and UN official Alger Hiss, was first published in 1978.
STANFORD – The papers of Supreme Court justice William H. Rehnquist for the 1972 and 1973 Supreme Court terms will be opened to researchers at the Hoover Institution Archives on November 17. Papers from the 1974 Supreme Court term in the Rehnquist Collection and his correspondence files from 1972 through 2005 will be opened by January 5, 2009.
STANFORD – The papers of Supreme Court justice William H. Rehnquist for the 1972 and 1973 Supreme Court terms will be opened to researchers at the Hoover Institution Archives on Monday, November 17, 2008. Rehnquist's papers from the 1974 term and his correspondence files from 1972 through 2005 will be opened by January 5, 2009.
The Hoover Institution of Stanford University is working diligently to seek clarity on the ownership of the Chiang family diaries and papers on deposit at the Hoover Institution. The Institution has filed an interpleader action (a process by which a party asks a court to determine the ownership interests of property with multiple claimants) to enlist assistance from the Court. The Hoover Institution is not adverse to any party but has determined this as the appropriate next step after being unable, for several years, to resolve competing ownership claims.
This month the Hoover Institution hosted the 2nd annual workshop of the Leverhulme-Trust funded project "Hunger Draws the Map! Blockade and Food Shortages In Europe, 1914-1922" which is based at the University of Oxford.
The Hoover Institution’s annual postdoctoral W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows have been named for the 2008–9 academic year.
Rehnquist Papers: Finding Aid for Materials from 1947 to 1974 Available to Researchers on November 17, 2008
STANFORD – Materials from the papers of the late Justice William H. Rehnquist involving his work from 1947 to 1971 and Supreme Court cases from the 1972 to 1974 terms will be opened to researchers on November 17, 2008, at the Hoover Institution.