Diplomacy, trade policy and the rise of China were the subject of discussion at the third Asia-Pacific Geo-Economic Strategy Forum, attended by former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and former Japanese Misters of Defense. At the event, organized by the Hoover Institution, Nikkei Inc. and the Freeman Spogli, speakers also analyzed China’s Belt and Road Initiative.
World-renowned scholars debated the future of governance in the Middle East at the Hoover Institution, discussing the relationship of explosive increases in youth population and major technological advancements to the development of Middle Eastern democracies.
Hoover panelists discuss the life of Li Rui, former secretary of Mao Zedong and one of the greatest modern critics of the Communist Party before his death this year. In light of his legacy, speakers addressed the role of history as a political tool both for and against totalitarian governments.
George P. Shultz was born one year after Herbert Hoover founded the Hoover Institution. He grew up in the Great Depression, served as a Marine during the Cold War, and is one of only two Americans ever to hold four separate cabinet positions.
Jim Mattis, who served as the 26th Secretary of Defense for two years under President Donald Trump, will serve as the Hoover Institution Davies Family Distinguished Fellow starting May 1.
A panel of faculty members presented their departments’ efforts toward promoting diversity and inclusion in the Faculty Senate’s last meeting of winter quarter.
Among the Hoover Institution’s 190 fellows for the 2018-19 academic year are eight Robert and Marion Oster National Security Affairs Fellows (NSAF): prominent military, defense and political leaders who conduct independent research relating to their respective professional interests.
Stanford is renowned for being the home of some of the world’s most brilliant minds, and these minds are undoubtedly one of this university’s greatest assets. As students here, we often witness firsthand the unrivaled intellectual caliber of our professors, and, less often but still occasionally, the difficulty of obtaining and keeping those professorial positions here. We also hear of cases where top-notch scholars don’t receive tenure, a fate shared by half of all the assistant professors here.