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America's Famine Relief Mission to Soviet Russia: A Centennial Symposium

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum
West Branch, IA

Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT

Four scholars will present papers with discussion to follow.


"Herbert Hoover and Famine Relief to Soviet Russian, 1921-1923"

George H. Nash, Historian and Presidential Biographer


"Food as a Weapon? American Relief to Europe and the Rising Tide of Bolshevism, 1919-1921'

Charlie Laderman, Senior Lecturer in International History, Kings College London


'"Hoover Must Be Punished': The Politics and legacy of America's Errand of Mercy"

Bertrand M. Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford, CA


"The Gift of Corn: American Humanitarian Aid to Russia in the Famine of 1891-1892"

Olga Ovcharskaia, PhD candidate in Slavic Languages and Literature, Stanford University



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