The Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP2) held the symposium “Patents and the Innovation Economy” at the Hoover Institution’s DC offices on May 15, 2014.
The Hoover Institution Library and Archives are pleased to announce the acquisition and opening of the papers of Zimbabwean political activist and author Diana Mitchell (1932– ). The Mitchell papers, one of the most extensive African collections to arrive at Hoover in many years, documents political events, first in Rhodesia and then Zimbabwe, during more than forty years through the eyes of a politically engaged writer and activist.
The William Casey papers are now open at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives. William Joseph Casey, most well known as director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), held a number of high-level positions in the United States government during the presidential administrations of Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, and Ronald Reagan.
Throughout the summer months of 2015, the Hoover Institution in Washington, D.C. will host a rooftop series dedicated to Firing Line, one of the most significant and lively broadcasts in television history. The Hoover Institution summer series will celebrate the lasting achievement of Firing Line by screening significant episodes, followed by speakers who will discuss the legacy of the show and the issues discussed by William F. Buckley, Jr. and his on-air guests. Attendees of the summer series are invited to enjoy dinner and drinks while watching Buckley’s ingenious interviews and discussing the diverse topics they raise.
The Hoover Institution Press released Warriors and Citizens, an extensive analysis of the most comprehensive survey of American public attitudes about military issues since 1998.
On September 15th, Hoover Library & Archives welcomed a group of former pilots and crew members who once flew with the China National Aviation Corporation (CNAC), many of whom have donated archival materials that enhance the significant holdings on modern China at Hoover Archives. CNAC was the most significant airline operating in China during the 1930s, and during World War II CNAC pilots became known for flying the route across the Himalayas known as “The Hump”—at the time, perhaps the most dangerous path of aerial travel in the world. During their visit, the former CNAC employees and their family members viewed rare archival materials from Hoover’s collections, spoke with curators and conservators about preservation and access to materials, and enjoyed a talk entitled “China’s Wings: A Conversation with Legendary Chinese National Aviation Corporation Pilots and Crew Members.”
Hoover Archives recently acquired two significant collections, the papers of Aleksandr Esenin-Vol’pin and of Pavel Litvinov, both of whom were notable Soviet dissidents.
In their new Hoover Institution Press book, Currencies, Capital, and Central Bank Balances, economists John H. Cochrane and John B. Taylor and editor Kyle Palermo address big-picture debates affecting US and global monetary policy.
Silas Palmer Fellow Katy Doll Examines U.S. Psychological Warfare During The Korean War And Vietnam War
The pages of the June 1952 “Life and Times in the First Radio Broadcasting and Leaflet Group” display a convivial group working at their craft. In the illustrated yearbook, pages of photographs show American military men (and a few women as civilian support staff) smiling at the camera, cheering on...
General Richard D. Clarke (US Army) Engages Fellows on Emerging Threats and Gaining a Technological Edge Against America’s Adversaries.
The Hoover Institution hosted more than 375 members and guests of the Mont Pelerin Society for a three-day conference, from January 15–17 about the vital importance of “preservation and improvement of the free society,” an aim established at the first meeting of the Mont Pelerin Society in 1947.
Campaign strategies for the upcoming presidential election, the state of the economy, and the Middle East were the topics at the Hoover Institution’s May 28–29 retreat.
Education Next: With Fewer Nuns and More Competition, Catholic Schools Find New Ways to Fight Declining Enrollments
A new report in the spring 2007 issue of Education Next finds that dramatic changes in the composition of teaching staff as well as competition from public charter schools have contributed to enrollment declines and rising tuition costs in Catholic schools in the United States despite their history of strong educational achievement. Faced with a new educational landscape, many Catholic schools are trying innovative tactics to deal with the challenges.
As 2019 draws to a close, we look back at a busy year of podcasting at the Hoover Institution. We’ve assembled a list of the year’s most popular episodes, ranging from America’s trade war with China to polarization and our increasingly dysfunctional politics.
The new Stanford initiative Cardinal Conversations examined the intersections of politics and technology with entrepreneurs and Stanford alumni Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel. Historian Niall Ferguson of the Hoover Institution moderated a discussion that included questions from the largely student audience.
Foreign policy commentator Robert Kagan discussed international relations in before-dinner remarks on Wednesday, May 19, at the Hoover Institution’s 44th retreat.
Democracy was the topic of remarks by former U.S. secretary of state Condoleezza Rice at the Hoover Institution May 2009 retreat dinner on May 26.
The popularity of the spring and fall retreats hosted annually by the Hoover Institution resulted in a third retreat being added to the schedule this year.
In a 'Tale of Two Presidents: Comparing Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush' Lou Cannon, Reagan biographer, and his son Carl Cannon, reporter with the National Journal, exchanged views on the two presidents on at a media fellows seminar on March 27.