A Century Of Ideas For A Free Society: The Centennial Speaker Series

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

4:30 pm

Hoover Institution- David & Joan Traitel Building- Hauck Auditorium

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Hoover Institution

Established one hundred years ago by future president Herbert Hoover at his alma mater, Stanford University, the Hoover Institution marks its centennial in 2019. In recognition of this momentous occasion, a lecture series entitled A Century of Ideas for a Free Society will be launched on March 26, 2019, to showcase the rigorous scholarship and research central to the institution’s mission and values: individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and limited, effective representative government. These timeless and fundamental values are derived from one hundred years of scholarship, the lessons of history, and a fundamental understanding of the nature of war, revolution, and peace.

A Century of Ideas for a Free Society will both address a historic perspective and provide a prospective look into important public policies that impact our society.


Title: “One Hundred Years of Democracy and Foreign Policy”

Participants: Condoleezza RiceNiall FergusonSteve Krasner

Description: The United States was founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and for decades, support for democracy around the world has been a central tenet of American foreign policy. The past century provides many examples of prosperity in thriving democracies balanced with the instability of authoritarian and repressive regimes. This panel discussion will address the changing role of democracy building in America’s foreign policy over the past century.

Light refreshment reception to follow 

Upcoming Centennial Events:

April 18

Title: “A Century of Prosperity: Improvements in the Standard of Living, 1919 vs. 2019”

Participants: Terry AndersonJohn F. CoganLee OhanianGeorge P. Shultz 

Moderator: Peter M. Robinson

MAY 20

Title: “Technology, Innovation, and the Future of the US Economy”

Participants: Stephen HaberEdward LazearAmit Seru

Moderator: Jonathan Levin

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Hoover Institution- David & Joan Traitel Building- Hauck Auditorium

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