Talks from the Hoover Institution
Women’s Rights In Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

Women’s Rights In Taliban-Controlled Afghanistan

November 19, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

Senator Joni Ernst in conversation with Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 1:00 PM ET.


ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Senator Joni
Ernst is the first woman to serve in federal elected office from the State of Iowa and is also the first female combat veteran elected to serve in the United States Senate. Having served 23 years in the military, Senator Ernst has dedicated her life to her state and country and is known for her independent leadership. Senator Ernst is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and founder of the AHA Foundation. She served as a Member of the Dutch Parliament from 2003 to 2006. While in Parliament, she focused on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society, and on defending the rights of Muslim women. Her latest book, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women's Rights, is available on Amazon.

Hoover Book Club: Herbert Lin On ”Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons”

Hoover Book Club: Herbert Lin On ”Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons”

November 18, 2021
Thursday, November 18, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

Join the Hoover Book Club for engaging discussions with leading authors on the hottest policy issues of the day. Hoover scholars explore the latest books that delve into some of the most vexing policy issues facing the United States and the world. Find out what makes these authors tick and how they think we should approach our most difficult challenges.

In the second meeting, watch a discussion with Hoover Fellow Herbert Lin on his latest book, Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons, moderated by Bill Whalen on Thursday, November 18th at 10AM PT/1:00PM ET. Please join us at the Hoover DC office or watch our Livestream.

Hoover Book Club: Victor Davis Hanson On ”The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, And Globalization Are Destroying The Idea Of America”

Hoover Book Club: Victor Davis Hanson On ”The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, And Globalization Are Destroying The Idea Of America”

November 12, 2021
Thursday, October 7, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

Join the Hoover Book Club for engaging discussions with leading authors on the hottest policy issues of the day. Hoover scholars explore the latest books that delve into some of the most vexing policy issues facing the United States and the world. Find out what makes these authors tick and how they think we should approach our most difficult challenges.

In this first meeting, watch a discussion with Hoover Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson on his latest book, The Dying Citizen: How Progressive Elites, Tribalism, and Globalization Are Destroying the Idea of Americamoderated by Bill Whalen on Thursday, October 7th at 10AM PT.

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate

Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate

November 12, 2021
Friday, November 12, 2021
Hoover Institution, Stanford University
 

Not one inch. With these words, Secretary of State James Baker proposed a hypothetical bargain to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev after the fall of the Berlin Wall: if you give up your part of Germany, NATO will “not shift one inch eastward.” Controversy erupted almost immediately over this 1990 exchange—but more important was the decade to come, when the words took on new meaning. Gorbachev let his Germany go, but Washington rethought the bargain, not least after the Soviet Union’s own collapse in December 1991. Washington realized it could not just win big but win bigger. Their new approach: Not one inch of territory need be off limits to NATO. 

On the thirtieth anniversary of the Soviet collapse, Sarotte uses new evidence and interviews to show how, in the decade that culminated in Vladimir Putin’s rise to power, the United States and Russia undermined a potentially lasting partnership. Not One Inchshows what went wrong. 

Please click here to read the introduction to Prof. Sarotte's new book.

An expert in the history of international relations, Mary Sarotte is the Kravis Distinguished Professor at Hopkins-SAIS, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and visiting faculty at Harvard’s Center for European Studies.  She is the author, among other books, of The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall and 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe, both of which were selected as Financial Times Books of the Year, among other distinctions and awards. In the past, she has worked as a journalist at The Economist and Die Zeit, served as a White House Fellow, and held fellowships with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton.   

Norman Naimark is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Robert and Florence McDonnell professor of East European History at Stanford. His current research focuses on Soviet policies and actions in Europe after World War II and on genocide and ethnic cleansing in the twentieth century.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
This talk is part of the History Working Group Seminar Series. A central piece of the History Working Group is the seminar series, which is hosted in partnership with the Hoover Library & Archives. The seminar series was launched in the fall of 2019, and thus far has included six talks from Hoover research fellows, visiting scholars, and Stanford faculty. The seminars provide outside experts with an opportunity to present their research and receive feedback on their work. While the lunch seminars have grown in reputation, they have been purposefully kept small in order to ensure that the discussion retains a good seminar atmosphere.

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