Tag: Hoover Institution

Women of the Gulag

Hoover Press book, Women of the Gulag, featured in new documentary

by Clifton B. Parker on October 4, 2018 2:35 pm
Women of the Gulag, a new film documentary based on Hoover scholar PAUL GREGORY’s book by that name, is now being screened. Drawing upon the 2013 Hoover Institution Press book, Women of the Gulag: Portraits of Five Remarkable Lives, the film tells compelling and tragic stories of women who survived the Gulag – the brutal system of repression and… Read more Hoover Press book, Women of the Gulag, featured in new documentary
Count Mauro Tosti Valminuta

Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives

by Maciej Siekierski on September 9, 2018 2:25 pm
Two albums containing an eclectic mix of materials gathered by Count Mauro Tosti di Valminuta, one of Benito Mussolini’s trusted diplomats, have been added to HOOVER INSTITUTION holdings. The collection covers Tosti’s assignments from 1919 until 1933 in Europe and South America. The albums offer interesting vignettes from the daily life of a career Italian… Read more Italian diplomat’s scrapbooks received by the Hoover Archives
Summer Policy Boot Camp

Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp

by Clifton B. Parker on September 2, 2018 11:16 am
At the Hoover Institution, the Summer Policy Boot Camp reflects a major rethinking about how to train people to become successful policy leaders. While students may learn about policy issues and analysis in the classroom, some Stanford scholars say that they do not always develop the skills needed after college to deliver policy results in the real world. Enter the… Read more Rethinking policy education: The Summer Policy Boot Camp
Tim Kane

Hoover Fellow contributes to military personnel system reforms

by Clifton Parker on August 21, 2018 2:54 pm
When the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was signed into law on Aug. 13, its highly anticipated personnel reforms came with a connection to the Hoover Institution—TIM KANE. An economist, Kane is a former U.S. Air Force intelligence officer and the JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution. He has championed Pentagon… Read more Hoover Fellow contributes to military personnel system reforms
Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson wins Edmund Burke Award

by Clifton B. Parker on May 31, 2018 2:52 pm
VICTOR DAVIS HANSON has won the 2018 Edmund Burke Award, which honors people who have made major contributions to the defense of Western civilization. The honor is given annually by The New Criterion, a monthly journal of the arts and intellectual life. Edmund Burke was an 18th-century Irish political philosopher who is credited with laying the foundations of modern… Read more Victor Davis Hanson wins Edmund Burke Award
Ted Koppel

Fake news takes center stage at Stanford's third Cardinal Conversations event

by Melissa De Witte on April 10, 2018 4:02 pm
Fake news and the “toxic” influences of opinion, ideology and propaganda in journalism were topics of a lively conversation at Stanford University on April 9 among journalists Anne Applebaum, Ted Koppel and Jessica Lessin. Moderated by Stanford political scientist MICHAEL MCFAUL, the discussion was part of the Cardinal Conversations initiative, a series of talks sponsored… Read more Fake news takes center stage at Stanford's third Cardinal Conversations event
John Cogan's book

John Cogan wins Hayek Prize

by Clifton B. Parker on April 4, 2018 2:57 pm
Hoover Senior Fellow JOHN COGAN‘s book The High Cost of Good Intentions: A History of U.S. Federal Entitlement Programs has won the 2018 Hayek Book Prize. The Manhattan Institute’s Hayek Prize honors the book that best reflects economist Friedrich Hayek’s vision of economic and individual liberty. As part of the honor, Cogan will deliver the annual Hayek Lecture in New… Read more John Cogan wins Hayek Prize
Rice and Kennedy

Rice and Kennedy inspire the 'American Creed' documentary

by Clifton B. Parker on February 19, 2018 10:00 am
What is our national character as Americans? Has it been lost? That question begs a larger dialogue that begins later this month when PBS airs a new documentary—”American Creed”—inspired by political scientist CONDOLEEZZA RICE and historian DAVID KENNEDY.  The two serve as hosts for the documentary, which originated with classroom discussions with Stanford students. On Feb.… Read more Rice and Kennedy inspire the 'American Creed' documentary