Program dates: August 14-17, 2017
About the Program
The Hoover Institution appreciates the important role of Congressional staff, as they advise Members on the critically important policy issues that routinely come before Congress. The Hoover Institution is uniquely positioned to offer these staff comprehensive policy seminars that explore both the philosophical foundations of political reasoning as well as the mechanics of the policies themselves.
Twice a year the Hoover Institution in Washington convenes a group of Congressional staff at Hoover’s facilities on Stanford University’s campus in Palo Alto, California for an educational seminar that features the Hoover Institution’s Senior and Research fellows, along with other distinguished visiting scholars. These seminars delve into the scholars’ policy research on a wide selection of topics keeping in line with Hoover’s mission. The Hoover Institution was founded “…to recall man’s endeavors to make and preserve peace, and to sustain for America the safeguards of the American way of life” through principles of individual, economic, and political freedom; private enterprise; and representative government.
The August 2017 program will focus on cybersecurity.
Participants will receive round-trip airfare and ground transportation to Stanford University from Washington, DC, housing on Stanford’s campus, and those meals that are part of the seminar.
What you’ll learn
Congressional fellows are encouraged to learn from and debate key philosophical and policy issues with some of the nation’s leading thinkers and practitioners. Participants may be asked to read and digest relevant materials from Hoover's scholars in advance of the seminars.
Please contact Russell Wald at rwald [at] stanford [dot] edu or (202) 760-3204 by June 15th if you are interested in attending the Cyber Boot Camp in August.