Hoover Institution Retreat April 17–19, 2011

Sunday, April 17, 2011
General Stanley McChrystal Speaks at Spring 2011 Hoover Retreat Dinner
Sunday, April 17
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
Before-dinner remarks by Stanley McChrystal
Geopolitical Challenges and Opportunities Facing the United States
Monday, April 18
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Terry Anderson
A GREEN Tea Party - Serving Budget Cuts and Environmental Quality
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. William Damon
Failing Liberty 101: How We Are Leaving Young Americans
Unprepared for Citizenship in a Free Society
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. John Taylor
The Debate Over the Budget and Economic Growth
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Condoleezza Rice
Prospects for Democracy: The Middle East and Beyond
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Michael Boskin
The Uncertain Economy
Ken Jowitt
How Important is the Middle East?
Kori Schake
The American Experience as a Rising Power
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
David Henderson
How Canada Turned Budget Deficits into Surpluses
Without Major Tax Increases- and How the U.S. Can Do the Same

Terry Moe
Special Interest: Teacher Unions and America's Public Schools
Bruce Thornton
The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich, and Obama's America
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
John Cogan
ObamaCare: An Unhealthy Situation
David Davenport
Why Can't International Law Stop Pirates?
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by George Will
The Political Argument Today
Tuesday, April 19
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Victor Davis Hanson
Obama's Postmodern Diplomacy
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Michael McConnell
What's Brewing on the Legal Front?
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Shelby Steele
Can the Republicans Actually Beat Obama in 2012?
11:15 – 12:30 p.m. Panel discussion with the 2010-11 National Security Affairs Fellows
Military Engagement in an Uncertain World:
Today's Circumstances and Tomorrow's Challenges

John Raisian, moderator
Brenda Cartier
Leif Eckholm
Joseph McGee
Minter Ralston
David Slayton

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