The Hoover Institution recently wrapped up its fifty-fourth retreat. The three-day event, from October 19 through 21, featured talks from Hoover’s distinguished scholars and affiliates. Included here are summaries of presentations from the event, accompanied by links to selected podcasts and chartcasts.
Hoover Conference Questions Use of Government Bailouts and Proposes Alternatives for Failing Companies
The recent extension of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) through October 3, 2010, is the latest government action in more than a year of bailouts of banks and other businesses.
During the past year, severe stress in the financial markets has given rise to a host of new Federal Reserve actions. The Fed has created a trio of new facilities designed to alleviate the credit crunch and support vulnerable financial firms.
The symposium “Building on Success: The Soviet Dissident Movement and American Foreign Policy during the 1980s” brought together former Soviet dissidents, scholars, and policy makers to discuss the methods employed by Soviet dissidents and their Western supporters that contributed to the end of the communist rule of the former USSR. The Hoover Institution hosted the event on April 14.
The Hoover Institution’s Board of Overseers annual summer meeting featured the award-winning historian and author Michael Beschloss at its Dinner on the Quad on July 11. Beschloss addressed an audience of more than 1,000 guests in a speech based on his recent book, Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989.
“We are living in dangerous times,” said Niall Ferguson, Hoover senior fellow and Harvard history professor, in his talk “The Next War of the World” at the Hoover Institution Fall 2006 Retreat.
Hoover Institution Library and Archives’ first summer workshop on modern China was held between August 5 and 15, 2013, at which time nine scholars from North America and Europe explored our archival collections and shared their research with the Hoover/Stanford community.
Does the US patent system frustrate or facilitate inventive activities, innovation, and economic growth? That is one of the questions a new Hoover Institution working group on intellectual property, innovation, and prosperity (Hoover IP2) is tackling.
Edward P. Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, has been nominated as chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. The nomination was announced today, Monday, January 30, by President George W. Bush.
The Hoover Institution held its annual Spring retreat on Wednesday, April 20, 2015. The conference offered presentations by Hoover fellows on a wide range of public policy issues, from U.S. history to foreign policy to the environmental and economic challenges of the future.
The Hoover Institution’s annual Spring Retreat is a favorite among our highly anticipated donor events, bringing the Institution’s most generous supporters together with the fellows whose work they make possible.
Organized by Hoover research fellow Paul Gregory, the Hoover Institution's Workshop on Authoritarian Regimes brings together scholars from across the globe to research and discuss the history and development of totalitarian states. 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 authoritarian rule.
The Hoover Institution in Washington, Hoover’s DC-based outreach arm, located blocks from the White House, is a major center of conference activity for the institution and highly regarded in Washington policy circles as a source of information and expertise. In the first six months of 2017 the office has arranged eight congressional testimonies by Hoover fellows, led seven Capitol Hill briefings, and hosted thirty public events with high-profile speakers including House majority leader Kevin McCarthy, Representative Luke Messer, and Representative and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chair Devin Nunes.
This August the Hoover Institution hosted the inaugural Summer Policy Boot Camp, its first-ever multiday, interdisciplinary policy seminar for students and recent graduates.
Economists and policy makers engaged in robust discussions on the Federal Reserve’s proper role in U.S. monetary policy at the Hoover Institution on May 4.
To commemorate its centennial, the Hoover Institution will offer a lecture series, A Century of Ideas for a Free Society, that starts in March and continues through the end of 2019. The panel discussions will feature Hoover fellows examining the most critical issues facing America and the world. The topics reflect the values of the Hoover Institution—individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; limited, effective representative government; and an understanding of the nature of war, revolution, and peace.
Hoover welcomes the participants of the 2017 Workshop on Political Economy.