Hoover Institution Retreat April 21–23, 2002

Sunday, April 21, 2002
Sunday, April 21
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian, Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Peyton Lake, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Hernando de Soto
The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else
Monday, April 22
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Richard Epstein
Property Rights in the Human Genome
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. George Priest
The Role of the Government as an Insurer:
Rethinking the Structure of Social Insurance

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Fareed Zakaria
The Next Security Crisis:
Global Threats and U.S. Foreign Policy
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Kenneth Jowitt
Foreign Policy or Foreign Devils:
From Containment to Exorcism
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations or Exhibit Tour:
Richard Epstein
A Conversation
Cecile Dore Hill
To Benefit Mankind: Celebrating the Centennial of the Nobel Prize, 1901-2001 (Exhibit Tour)
Edwin Meese III
What’s Happening in Washington?
Terry Moe
The Politics of School Accountability
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Martin Anderson
The Role of the Defense Policy Board
David Brady
The 2002 Elections
Larry Diamond
Helping Countries Out of Poverty: Is It Possible?
Alvin Rabushka
Colonial Roots of American Taxation
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
David Davenport
Criminal Justice on a Global Scale:
Is the International Criminal Court the Answer?

Robert Hall
What’s Happening to Corporate Earnings and the Stock Market?
Eric Hanushek
How Well Is Our Education System Performing?
Michael McFaul
The Purposes of American Power: The Liberty Doctrine
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Fred Barnes
The New Political Era in Washington
Tuesday, April 23
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Thomas Henriksen
How the United States Toppled the Taliban: Can the Lessons Be Applied Elsewhere?
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Heather MacDonald
The Burden of Bad Ideas
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Peter Berkowitz
The Legacy of Bush v. Gore
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Michael Boskin
Do We Really Have a National Debt?
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Peter Berkowitz
The Intellectual Origins of Liberalism and Conservatism in America
John Cogan
A Scorecard on President Bush’s Economic Policy
Morris Fiorina
A Conversation
Thomas Henriksen
The Afghan Paradigm: Recipe for the Future or Fluke?
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. David Henderson
The Joy of Freedom: An Economist’s Odyssey
George Shultz
A Conversation
Abraham Sofaer
Technology for Preventing Terrorism
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Max Boot
The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power
4:45 – 5:00 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian

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