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Hoover Institution Retreat April 30–May 2, 2006

Sunday, April 30
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian, Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Peter Bedford, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by David Brooks
What's Happening to the Republican Party?
Monday, May 1
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Michael McFaul
Promoting Democracy: Should We? Can We?
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Russell Roberts
Traffic Jams, Slang, and the Value of Your House:
The Economics of Intended and Unintended Consequences

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Major Garrett
Are Democrats Primed for a Revolution Like the GOP Revolution of '94?
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Stephen Bainbridge
Sarbanes-Oxley: Legislating in Haste, Repenting in Leisure
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Peter Berkowitz
Sharon's Party and Israel after Sharon
Russell Berman
Europe's War of Ideas: Religion, Terror, and Immigration
Peter Robinson
DUBYA and the GIPPER: What the 43rd President Learned from the 40th--and What He Didn't
Kori Schake
How to Confront Iran
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Annelise Anderson and Martin Anderson
Reagan: A New Biography
Kenneth Jowitt
Potential Movements of Rage: Latin America
Abraham Sofaer
Should Israel Continue the Disengagement Process?
Tunku Varadarajan
What on Earth is "the World"? A Radical Reinterpretation of Foreign News (as seen by The Wall Street Journal)
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Lawrence Chickering
Strategic Foreign Assistance
David Davenport
Higher Education: A Diversity of Everything but Ideas
Alvin Rabushka
Taxes: Present, Past, and Future
David Satter
The Decline of Democracy in Russia
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Michael Burleigh
Earthly Power and Sacred Causes: Godless Europe?
Tuesday, May 2
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Bertrand Patenaude
A Wealth of Ideas: Revelations from the Hoover Institution Archives
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Shmuel Bar
The Islamic Conflict with the West: Fatwas and Strategies
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Steven Haber
Mexican Immigration, the Mexican Economy, and U.S. Policy
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Victor Davis Hanson
Iraq: What Went Right?
1:15 – 2:45 p.m. Public Policy Directions at Hoover
John Raisian, Moderator
Michael Boskin
John Cogan
John Shoven
John Taylor
Domestic Policy Agenda in the Short and Long Term:
Is There Reason for Optimism between Now and 2008?

2:45 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian