Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Tue, 08/14/2012 - 07:08.
The ICA Summer Film Festival features The Great Famine tonight at 7:00 PM in Building 200 (History Corner), Room 002 (basement). It is based on Bertrand Patenaude's book The Big show in Bololand: the American relief expedition to Soviet Russia in the famine of 1921. This massive two-year relief campaign, was championed by Herbert Hoover, director of the American Relief Administration. Five million Soviet citizens died in this disaster.
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 15:59.
On August 10, 1945, a day after the bombing of Nagasaki, Japan accepted the Potsdam Conference terms of unconditional surrender, as President Truman ordered a halt to atomic bombing. The Hoover Institution's current exhibit, The Battle for Hearts and Minds: World War II Propaganda, includes many posters from the archives’ rich and extensive collection of more than 100,000 posters. The exhibit is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is free of charge. Parking on campus is free on Saturdays.
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 07:38.
Next Tuesday noted Russian historian and Hoover Institution fellow Robert Service will discuss his latest book: Spies and Commissars: Bolshevik Russia and the West. The talk will be held in Stauffer Auditorium in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Building at 4:00 PM. This event is open to all.
Submitted by aridzona@stanfo... on Mon, 07/09/2012 - 09:09.
Stanford's Division of International, Comparative and Area Studies (ICA) will present six films from around the world on Wednesday nights, beginning this week, from 7-9 P.M. in Room 002 of Building 200 (History Corner). The theme will be the politics of food and water, and will feature an introduction and post-show discussion. The first film, Today's Special, is a foodie comedy about a young Manhattan chef rediscovering his Indian heritage through food. This festival is free and open to the public.