In HISPBC, learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom through a rigorous academic schedule, morning and evening sessions, and networking opportunities with leaders in public policy.
Courses are taught using lectures, seminars and group discussions. Participants work on team projects and have small-group discussions that encourage diverse perspectives.
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.
|TOPIC||2020 FEATURED FACULTY*|
|The Fed and Monetary Policy||John B. Taylor|
|Economic Growth and Taxation||Edward P. Lazear|
|Technology and Finance||Amit Seru|
|Regulation and Wall Street||John Cochrane|
|The President and National Security||H. R. McMaster|
|China Policy||Elizabeth Economy|
|Cyber and National Security||Jacquelyn Schneider|
|International Diplomacy||James Mattis|
|Global Hot Spots||Condoleezza Rice|
|Entitlement Programs||John Cogan|
|Health Care Reform||Scott W. Atlas|
|Education K-12||Eric Hanushek|
|University Education and Opportunity||Caroline Hoxby|
|The Future Job Market||Erik Hurst|
|Freedom of Speech||Michael McConnell|
|Political and Economic Freedom||Peter Berkowitz|
|Supreme Court: Critical Issues 2020||John Yoo|
|Rational Climate Change Policy||Bjorn Lomborg|
|Smith & Hayek & Friedman||Bruce Caldwell|
|Nationalism vs Globalism Today||Niall Ferguson|
|Immigration and the Electorate||David L. Leal|
|Politics and Elections||David Brady|
* All faculty listings subject to change.
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.
A Day in HiSPBC
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.