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||2019 FEATURED FACULTY INCLUDE*|
|Devising National Security Policy||H. R. McMaster|
|Cyber and Intelligence||John Villasenor|
|Regimes and Sovereignty||Stephen Krasner|
|Global Hot Spots||Condoleezza Rice|
|Policy Exercise "War Games"||Michael Auslin|
|Economic Growth and Taxation||Edward P. Lazear|
|The Fed and Monetary Policy||John B. Taylor|
|Climate Change Policy||Bjorn Lomborg|
|Bill of Rights||Michael McConnell|
|Human Rights||Ayaan Hirsi Ali|
|The Supreme Court||John Yoo|
|Capitalism vs Socialism||Peter Berkowitz|
|Environmental Policy & Global Warming||Terry Anderson|
|US Health Care Reform||Scott W. Atlas|
|Robotics, Labor, & The Future Job Market||Erik Hurst|
|Education and Economics||Caroline Hoxby|
|State and Municipal Government Hidden Deficits||Joshua D. Rauh|
|Banks, Regulation, and the Financial Crisis||Amit Seru|
|Entitlement Programs||John Cogan|
|Immigration and the Electorate||David L. Leal|
|Nationalism vs Globalism Today||Niall Ferguson|
|Politics and Elections||David Brady, Morris P. Fiorina|
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.