Hoover Institution Retreat April 22–24, 2007

Sunday, April 22, 2007
Sunday, April 22
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian,
the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Peter Bedford, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Rafe Esquith
There Are No Shortcuts
Monday, April 23
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Mary Eberstadt, Moderator
Peter Berkowitz
Tod Lindberg
Why I Turned Right: Leading Baby Boom Conservatives Chronicle Their Political Journey
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Haley Barbour
How One State Dealt with Hurricane Katrina
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Kimberly Kagan
Facing the Challenges of the War in Iraq
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Russell Roberts
Hillary, Dice-K, and China: The Peculiar Economics of Political Pandering
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani
Whither Iran? Nukes, Kooks, or Democracy?
Kenneth Jowitt
American Foreign Policy: Take a Step Back
Robert Leeson
Milton Friedman's Unfinished Revolution
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Michael Boskin
Economic Issues Facing the Next President
Alvin Rabushka
Was the American Revolution REALLY a Tax Revolt?
Abraham Sofaer
Tying Our Own Hands in War
Shelby Steele
Barack Obama: A Bound Man
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Wynton Hall
The Right Words: What Republicans Must Say to Win in 2008
John Taylor
What's the Probability of Recession This Year and How Serious Would It Be?
Tunku Varadarajan
How to Read a New Ally: Ten Books that Should Help Americans Make Sense of India
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by John O'Sullivan
The President, the Pope, and the Prime Minister
Tuesday, April 24
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Diane Ravitch
Will Mayoral Control Save Our Schools?
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Stephen Haber and Scott Kieff
How the U.S. Grew Rich: The Crucial Role of Property Rights and Finance
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Michael Medved
More Right Turns? Will the Current Generation Follow the '60s Generation in Joining the Conservative Movement?
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Victor Davis Hanson
Beyond Iraq
1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Public Policy Directions at Hoover
Education Reform
The Middle East
National Security
Property Rights
Health Care Reform
Director John Raisian will moderate and join Hoover fellows
Terry Anderson, Peter Berkowitz, David Brady, Daniel Kessler,
and Gary Libecap to discuss Hoover's focus in each of these areas.

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