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Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses learning from ancient warfare

Hanson discusses learning from ancient warfare

with Victor Davis Hansonvia American Conversation Essentials
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

In this eighth video, produced in conjunction with  New York City’s 92Y On Demand, Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow and chair of the Military History Working Group at the Hoover Institution, explains what today’s leaders can learn from the ancient Greeks and Romans. 

The state of pensions

Rauh discusses finance and states of the world

via American Conversation Essentials
Tuesday, May 6, 2014

In this seventh video, produced in conjunction with  New York City’s 92Y On Demand, Joshua Rauh, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, discusses city and state pensions for public employees.

Amy Zegart on American attitudes toward torture

Zegart on American attitudes toward torture

with Amy Zegartvia American Conversation Essentials
Thursday, December 12, 2013

In this sixth video, produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Amy Zegart, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, describes the disconnect between Hollywood portrayals of gaining intelligence, including torture, terrorism, and assassinations, and intelligence education. 

Shultz: On the Cusp of Two Very Important Revolutions

Shultz: On the Cusp of Two Very Important Revolutions

with George P. Shultzvia American Conversation Essentials
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

In this fifth video, produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, George P. Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, describes how, after two world wars, the United States built an economic and security commons that defined the world order, but now that commons is declining in power. 

Rice on America leading again

Rice on America leading again

with Condoleezza Ricevia American Conversation Essentials
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In this fourth video, produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, describes what makes the Unites States great and how it can achieve greatness again. 

President Johnson signs the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1965.

Steele describes how the civil rights movement veered off course

with Shelby Steelevia American Conversation Essentials
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

In the third video produced in conjunction with New York City’s 92nd Street Y, Shelby Steele, the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow, describes how the civil rights movement veered off course after its greatest achievement, the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts of 1965.

Hoover fellow Richard Epstein on income inequality.

Richard Epstein analyzes redistributive remedies for income inequality on American Conversation Essentials

with Richard A. Epsteinvia American Conversation Essentials
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Senior Fellow Richard Epstein analyzes redistributive remedies for perceived income inequality. It is not possible, Epstein believes, to make the poor richer by making the rich poorer.

Hoxby on Intergenerational Redistribution

Hoxby on Intergenerational Redistribution on American Conversation Essentials

with Caroline M. Hoxbyvia American Conversation Essentials
Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Senior Fellow Caroline Hoxby discusses the challenges posed by the intergenerational transfer of wealth from younger to older Americans. Under current financing mechanisms for Social Security and Medicare, benefits received by today's seniors exceed their contribution into the system.

Working with the 92nd Street Y (92Y) in New York City, the Hoover Institution has launched a video series entitled American Conversation Essentials that features Hoover senior fellows delving into a broad array of topics, ranging from income inequality to national security.

Long a forum for culture and learning, 92Y initiated American Conversation Essentials to offer substantive, thoughtful, civil dialogue on thorny public policy issues. Participation in this series offers Hoover fellows the opportunity to reach new audiences.