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William Perry, Gary Roughead, and Amy Zegart: Existential Security Threats To The United States

interview with William J. Perry, Admiral Gary Roughead, Amy Zegartvia YouTube
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellows William Perry, Gary Roughead, and Amy Zegart discuss threats and potential threats (ISIS, nuclear warfare, bioterrorism, climate change...) to the United States. They also try to make sense of the 2016 presidential election that defies all historical precedent and they take stock of the health of American democracy.

Policy Seminar with Ken Judd

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Ken Judd, the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed his work on “Optimal Carbon Policy with Business Cycle and Climate Risks” and presented his paper, “The Social Cost of Carbon with Economic and Climate Risks,” joint with joint with Yongyang Cai (Hoover Institution) and Thomas Lontzek (University of Zurich).

Analysis and Commentary

Russia’s Arctic Dreams Have Chinese Characteristics

by Jeremy Maxie, Commander David Slaytonvia The National Bureau Of Asian Research
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

The most significant geophysical event on our planet since the end of the ice age is taking place today—the opening of the Arctic.

Analysis and Commentary

FDA's Demands And Delays Harm Desperate Patients

by Henry I. Miller, John Cohrssenvia Forbes
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Regulators sometimes respond positively to public pressure. During the height of the AIDS epidemic of the 1980’s, for example, the Food and Drug Administration came under fire and its headquarters was literally stormed by AIDS activists protesting regulators’ unwillingness to make new investigational drugs available to patients who had no alternative treatment.

In the News

In Stanford Class, Using Tech To Aid State Department

mentioning Colonel Joseph (Joe) Felter (ret.)via San Francisco Chronicle
Friday, October 14, 2016

The Syrian refugee crisis hits close to home for Stanford graduate student Anton Apostolatos. His father fled communist Romania. Apostolatos doesn’t feel he can return to turmoil-stricken Venezuela, where he was born and raised.


Hoover Institution Launches, An Educational Platform Designed To Offer Solutions For Today’s Pressing Policy Issues

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Hoover Institution today launched, an online platform that hosts videos and other educational content to equip Americans with an analytical perspective about public policy issues. Based on the research of Hoover Institution scholars, the site offers solutions to today’s challenges in economics, health care, national security, civics, and the environment.

Press Releases

Gary Roughead On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Admiral Gary Rougheadvia The John Batchelor Show
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Gary Roughead discusses his Hoover Digest article "North Star Rising."

Analysis and Commentary

Consumer Surplus And The Presidential Election

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, October 16, 2016

I woke up this morning at 4:30 a.m. and, as is my wont, reached for my iPhone. On it was a message I've never seen before. It told me that there was an activation lock on my phone.


The Lawfare Podcast: Jack Goldsmith On Russian Interference In The U.S. Election

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses Russia's hacking and leaking, its apparent probing and scanning of state-level electoral systems, and the US government's confusion regarding what to do about it.


The Second-Most Important Vote On Nov. 8

by Larry Diamondvia Foreign Policy
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Maine voters are about to have their say on an experiment that could change the face of democracy in America — and the world.


Research Teams

The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

The Arctic Security Initiative addresses the strategic and security implications of increased Arctic activity and identifies opportunities for shaping a safe, secure, and prosperous Arctic.