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Scholarly Publications

The Mystery of the Kibbutz: Egalitarian Principles in a Capitalist World

February 2018

How the kibbutz movement thrived despite its inherent economic contradictions and why it eventually declinedThe kibbutz is a social experiment in collective living that challenges traditional...

The German-Hebrew Dialogue: Studies of Encounter and Exchange (Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts)

February 2018

In the wake of World War II and the Holocaust, it seemed there was no place for German in Israel and no trace of Hebrew in Germany — the two languages and their cultures appeared as divergent as...

Red Leviathan: Authority and Violence in Revolutionary Political Culture

December 2017

As Mao euphemistically remarked, revolutions are not dinner parties. Violence is to be expected when political regimes are overturned.

Other Publications

Beyond Engaged Literature: Samir El-Youssef's The Illusion of Return

December 2017

A feature of contemporary politics is the tendency to focus primarily onnarratives , as if the story lines were more important than the events.

Here at the End of All Things: On losing oneself in the geography of fantasy worlds, from Middle Earth to Westeros

August 2017

I spent my adolescence around maps of places that didn’t exist.

Getting Serious about Race

July 2017

With every passing election, it seems clearer and clearer that the Western world's rich democracies are going through a fundamental political realignment.


Institute highlights the teaching of Asia and the Asian-American experience

March 2018

 —SPICE: Offering teacher institutes since 1973— In 1973, the roots of the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) were established with the creation of the Bay Area...

Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush interviewed for the Mineta Legacy Project

January 2018

Secretary Norman Y. Mineta is a person of many firsts.

The role of science and ethics in Korean literature

June 2017

Dafna Zur, assistant professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford, discusses her current research on literary and scientific education in postwar North and South Korea.The complete...


Nemtsov: Film Screening and Discussion with Filmmaker Vladimir Kara-Murza and Michael McFaul

March 6, 2018

Nemtsov is a documentary film about the late leader of the Russian opposition, directed by his friend and colleague Vladimir Kara-Murza. The film chronicles a remarkable political life.

"Our theoreticians were armed with McNamara's arguments." Reflections on Soviet military strategy in the 1960s and 1970s.

March 3, 2018

Abstract: The quotation in the title is taken from the memoirs of Boris Chertok, a leading Soviet missile designer.  In my talk I will examine significant shifts in Soviet thinking about nuclear...

Art and Power: Patronage and Politics in Europe from the Old Regime to the Present

February 16, 2018

This conference examines the history of state arts patronage in Europe and its ramifications in the present.


Teaching Resources on Japan


The Contemporary

This project examines the  “contemporary” with a focus on defining moments such as: 1945, 1973, 1989, and 2001.

The Mexico Initiative

OVERVIEW ŸŸŸ• PARTNERSHIPS • EVENTS • STUDENT ENGAGEMENT • BOOKS Staff Contact:Aberto Díaz-CayerosFreeman Spogli Institute for International StudiesEncina HallStanford UniversityStanford, CA 94305...


Legacies of the Mexican Revolution

October 2017

Aurora Gómez-Galvarriato, Professor at Centro de Estudios Históricos (CEH), Colegio de México, discusses the legacies of the Mexican Revolution.A free classroom-friendly discussion guide for this video is available for download below.

Mexican Revolution and Nation-Building

October 2017

Over the course of a week-long workshop for K–12 educators conducted by the Center for Latin American Studies, historians from one of Mexico’s leading universities, El Colegio de México, joined U.S.

Global Connections of the Mexican Revolution

October 2017

Graciela Márquez Colín, Professor at Centro de Estudios Históricos (CEH), Colegio de México, discusses the global connections that existed during the Mexican Revolution.A free classroom-friendly discussion guide for this video is available for...


David Holloway, CISAC David Holloway Senior Fellow Professor, History, Professor, Political Science
Avner Greif Senior Fellow Professor, Economics
Takeo Hoshi Senior Fellow, Professor, by courtesy, Finance
Norman M. Naimark Senior Fellow, by courtesy Professor, History, Professor, by courtesy, German Studies, Senior Fellow, the Hoover Institution
Abbas Milani Adjunct Professor Research Fellow, Hoover Institution
Photo of Anna Grzymala-Busse Anna Grzymala-Busse Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Gi-Wook Shin Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology
Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow
Gabrielle Hecht Gabrielle Hecht Senior Fellow Professor, History
Michael A. McFaul Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Stephen D. Krasner Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution