Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
Uzi Arad visited the Hoover Institution on Friday, April 26, 2013, to discuss Israel’s national security challenges and US-Israel relations.
The Hoover Institution hosted "2016: International Security Challenges & U.S.Preparedness, A Look At The Year Ahead" on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm. The event video is below.
The Hoover Institution hosted "Israel Facing a New Middle East: In Search of a National Security Strategy" on Monday, July 17, 2017 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm EST.
The Hoover Institution hosted "American Foreign Policy In The Post-Cold War Era" on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5:00pm - 7:30pm. The event video is below.
The Hoover Institution hosted "'The Price of Peace: A Conversation with Victor Hanson and Peter Robinson" on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST.
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The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.
A collaboration between the Council of Foreign Relations and the Hoover Institution that convened a group of distinguished panelists to discuss the status of nuclear proliferation, and the upcoming 2015 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Video from this event is now available for public access.
The Hoover Institution and CISAC have joined forces to address whether information systems may be protected more effectively through international cooperation than efforts by individual states presently permit.
The Hoover Institution hosted a symposium titled "Will Iran Be the Next Iraq?" to discuss the prospects of democracy in Iran. The symposium took place March 15 in Washington, D.C.
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.
The 2002 National Security Strategy (NSS) called for a shift in objectives and methods in dealing with threats to national security from an emphasis on law enforcement to prevention based in part on the use of force. The NSS proposed that, in addition to continued reliance on diplomacy, economic sanctions, and other methods short of the use of force, the U.S. should resort to force in order to prevent grave dangers where necessary, in some cases even when the threat they pose is not imminent, and despite the absence of Security Council approval. These positions raise important and unsettled issues, which the sponsoring organizations propose to consider at a meeting on Preventive Force, to be held from May 25th to May 27th, 2005, at the headquarters of the Hewlett Foundation in Menlo Park. It is being planned and organized by the Hoover Institution, in cooperation with the Hewlett Foundation and the Stanford Institute for International Studies. The meeting on Preventive Force will bring together a small group of practitioners, scholars, and officials experienced in the relevant fields of international security affairs to discuss the following issues among others: the need to consider using preventive force; the nature of preventive (as opposed to preemptive) force; the dangers of relying on preventive force as part of a national security strategy; the standards by which resort to preventive force should be governed, if its use is ever appropriate; and the principles and measures that might if adopted reduce the need to resort to preventive force. In addition to panels and speakers on these subjects, the meeting will include a televised session for the PBS program "Uncommon Knowledge," at which some of the participants will offer perspectives on the utility and wisdom of relying on preventive force as an avowed element of U.S. national security, and on the role of the Security Council in controlling such decisions. We will be joined by scholars from the Brookings Institution and members of the Princeton Project on National Security, sponsored by Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. We appreciate their help in preparing a program for the initial meetings. We will also have the participation of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation.
The Hoover Institution hosts A Decade of US Cyber Strategy: a Hoover Chat Series with Cyber Experts and Defense Leaders, on January 29, February 12, February 26, March 19, and March 26, 2021.
The Hoover Institution hosted "Privacy & Power: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the Shadow of the NSA-Affair" on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.
Faced with an aging and shrinking population and a weak economy, Russia’s future appears uncertain. Participants will explore how Russia is taking on the challenges posed by an aging and declining population and attempting to exploit the economic and military potential of advancing technologies.
Featuring Stephen Kotkin, Maria Smekalova speaking on behalf of former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov, Michael McFaul and David Holloway and moderated by Kori Schake, the Hoover Institution hosted a public panel discussion "Russia In An Emerging New World" on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST. The event was Livestreamed and can be viewed here.
In a world still reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, what are the critical foreign policy challenges facing the next U.S. president? Drawing from a joint election-year project with the Foreign Policy Association, three sessions with eminent Hoover experts on international affairs will explore the critical countries and geopolitical issues that will shape global affairs over the next decade. The Hoover Institution is hosting Great Decisions: America in the World on November 16, November 18, and December 10, 2020.
The Hoover Institution’s Working Group on National Security, Technology, and Law hosts a conference on July 26, 2017 titled, Technology Giants, Sovereign Power, and Surveillance.
The global order of the past seven decades is being disrupted by regional dynamics. Powers of the past are reasserting themselves—Russia in Europe and the Middle East, Turkey and Iran in the Middle East, and China in Asia and beyond. Technology is changing how nations can prosper, influence, and compel. The panel will discuss what these changes portend for each of these regions and the US role in shaping events in its national interest.
On Friday, February 13, the White House will host a daylong summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection. The summit, part of the larger Stanford Cyber Initiative launched in November 2014, will bring together leaders from the federal government, business sector, law enforcement, and consumer advocates, as well as Stanford faculty and students currently researching cybersecurity issues.