Hoover, World War II, and the Postwar

As part of Hoover’s Hometown Days in West Branch, Iowa, the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum is proud to host multiple scholars who will present on a series of topics relating to Hoover, World War II, and the Postwar.

The event will begin at 2 p.m. and there is no cost to attend. At the conclusion of the three presentations, there will be a panel discussion. Everyone is invited to attend and bring thoughtful questions for the panelists.

Speakers and topics include:
– Justus Doenecke, PhD, Emeritus Professor of History from the New College of Florida: “The Hoover Administration and the Manchurian Crisis 1931-1933: Prelude to World War II?”
– Sean McMeekin, PhD, Francis Flourney Professor of European History and Culture at Bard University: “Herbert Hoover and World War II Revisionism”
– Kevin Y. Kim, PhD, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles: “Herbert Hoover in the ‘Long’ Cold War: A Case Study in Strategic Restraint”

Bertrand M. Patenaude, PhD, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, will serve as moderator.

Thank you to C-SPAN, who will cover the event to broadcast the event at a later date

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