All HISPBC sessions are taught by the fellows of the Hoover Institution. The core curriculum covers areas of public policy and assumes no previous coursework in public policy-related subjects.

The Fed and Monetary Policy
Economic Growth and Taxation
Technology and Finance
Regulation and Wall Street
The President and National Security
International Diplomacy
Global Hot Spots
Entitlement Programs
Health Care Reform
University Education and Opportunity
The Future Job Market
Freedom of Speech
Political and Economic Freedom
Supreme Court: Critical Issues 2020
Rational Climate Change Policy
Nationalism vs Globalism Today
Immigration and the Electorate
Politics and Elections


HISPBC offers participants networking opportunities with scholars in the field of Public Policy from the Hoover Institution and Stanford University. Visit the Faculty page for additional information.



Days will be structured to include sessions focused on policy topics along with group panel discussions.  Each topic will typically include teaching from multiple professors, with presentations from the Hoover faculty members as well as active participation from the class. Lunches will be attended by the entire class and one or more professors from that day’s sessions. 


Class sessions will end in the late afternoon. There will be group dinners with invited speakers on some of the evenings. Students can expect to spend three hours a day outside of class on homework, studying individually or in groups, and working on group projects. Readings and case studies must be completed before group meetings and class sessions to facilitate active participation.



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