Hoover fellow Rachel M. McCleary was awarded the 2010 Skystone Ryan Research Prize from the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) for her book Global Compassion: Private Voluntary Organizations and U.S. Foreign Policy since 1939.
Key energy issues that could be favorably influenced by effective public policies at the state, local, and federal level were discussed at a conference hosted by the Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy on January 19 and 20.
Edward P. Lazear, the Morris Arnold Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution who succeeded Ben Bernanke as chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, presented a talk titled “Current Economic Conditions: Where Are We Headed?” at the Pacific-Union Club in San Francisco on January 20.
The Hoover Institution’s Shultz-Stephenson Task Force on Energy Policy’s “Conference on Evaluating America’s Energy Policies One Year into the Obama Administration” was held at Stanford University’s Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center on January 19.
The Hoover Institution’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education dinner was held in the Nicolas de Basily Room of the Hoover Tower on January 14. Task force member Chester Finn moderated a before-dinner discussion on the economic stimulus package and the “race to the top.”
Milani is a research fellow and codirector of the Iran Democracy Project at the Hoover Institution. In addition, Milani is the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University. His expertise is U.S./Iran relations and Iranian cultural, political, and security issues. Milani gave a talk titled “Iran’s Nuclear Program: Past and Future” at the Classic Residence by Hyatt in Palo Alto, California.
Michael Steele, the Republican National Committee chairman, met with Hoover fellows on Tuesday, January 12, as the guest of honor at a roundtable discussion followed by a lunch.
General Cartwright met with Hoover fellows Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy; George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow; and Sidney Drell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, concerning the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and nonproliferation issues.
On January 7, 2010, Stewart Baker, former assistant secretary of Homeland Security, explained how exponential advances in technology improve the quality of life while at the same time provide terrorists unprecedented powers to wreak death and destruction.