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February 11, 2013

Spending a day at the Hoover Institution

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The Hoover Institution

What is it like to spend a day at the Hoover Institution? According to Dan Spencer, “the experience caused [him] to appreciate [his] education in political science, international affairs, economics, administration and the law, but wishing for more. The discussions were all intellectually stimulating and very interesting. It’s been some time since I have been immersed in an academic environment.” Spencer participated in the Hoover Institution’s Media Colloquium at Stanford University on Monday, February 4, 2013.

Along with two dozen other journalists, Spencer spent the day exploring foreign and domestic policy issues facing President Obama and the 113th Congress, discussing the economy, the national debt, the fiscal cliff, the sequester, taxes with Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the T. M. Friedman Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business; Obama’s reelection and dissociation theory with Shelby Steele, the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution; the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow Peter Berkowitz’s new book Constitutional Conservatism: Liberty, Self-Government, and Political Moderation;  national security issues including cyber and drone warfare with Amy Zegart, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution; and the Middle East and Iran’s nuclear ambitions with Abbas Milani, a research fellow and codirector of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution.

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