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Bobby Ghosh, Time Magazine  World Editor.

Hoover media fellows’ seminar features Bobby Ghosh, Time magazine world editor

with Bobby Ghoshvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hoover media fellow Bobby Ghosh discussed Al Qaeda at a seminar titled “Al Qaeda Today: Weaker but More

Dangerous,” on February 8. Ghosh, the world editor at Time magazine, previously served as its Baghdad bureau chief and has covered Iraq since the beginning of the U.S.-led invasion in 2002, spending more time in Baghdad than any other print reporter.

An audio recording of the event is available here (35:46)

The high cost of low educational performance

with Eric Hanushek, Ludger Woessmannvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a member of the Koret Task Force on K–12 Education; Ludger Woessman is from the University of Munich. Hanushek and Woessman discuss a recent study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that links modest and achievable gains in student learning with large increases in gross domestic product (GDP) over the long run. Video transcript (5:38)

Epstein and Taylor on Uncommon Knowledge.

Epstein and Taylor: Are we all Keynesians now?

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Richard A. Epstein, John B. Taylorvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Richard Epstein and John Taylor reflect on the global economic crisis of 2008 and discuss why the Keynesian narrative of events fails to identify and explain the causes at the root of the crisis.

John Yoo

Crisis and Command with John Yoo

by Peter M. Robinsonwith John Yoovia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 19, 2010

John Yoo, who played a significant role in developing a legal justification for the Bush administration’s policy in the War on Terror, reflects on the controversial legal and policy positions taken by the Bush administration on interrogating captured terrorists after 9/11.

Oil, the Ruble, and the Dollar

with Michael S. Bernstamvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 15, 2010

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Global Financial Turmoil and Russia

with Michael S. Bernstamvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 15, 2010

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Global Credit Crunch and Russia’s Banks

with Michael S. Bernstamvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 15, 2010

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Turmoil in China’s and Russia’s Markets

with Michael S. Bernstamvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, January 15, 2010

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

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