Hoover Institution Retreat April 22–24, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Michael Boskin, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution
Sunday, April 22
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
Before-dinner remarks by John Stossel
No, They Can't: Why Government Fails-but Individuals Succeed
Monday, April 23
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Michael Boskin
Beyond Remarkable: Milton Friedman as Scholar and Public Intellectual
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Eric Hanushek
Has the Time Come for School Choice?
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. John Cogan
A Tale of Two Budgets: Obama vs. Ryan
11:15 a.m. – noon George Shultz
Reminiscences on Milton Friedman
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Plenary session in the Tower lawn tent
A Conversation between Condoleezza Rice and Peter Robinson
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Fouad Ajami
The Arabs and Freedom's Ride: To Ride or to Walk?
Stephen Haber
Where Does Democracy Thrive?:
Climate, Technology, and the Evolution of Political Institutions

Michael McConnell
Health Care in the Courts
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of panel discussions:
Live Taping of the John Batchelor Radio Show in Stauffer Auditorium
An Economy in Crisis: Looking to Historic Figures to Save the Present
John Batchelor and Mary Kissel, cohosts
Michael Boskin
Russell Roberts
John Taylor
Nicholas Wapshott
Panel discussion with the 2011–12 National Security Affairs Fellows in the Tower lawn tent
The American Military: Today's Circumstances and Tomorrow's Challenges
Thomas Henriksen, moderator
Mark Cassayre
Michael Chandler
Manuel Hernandez
John Howard
Matteo Martemucci
Joseph Russo
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Victor Davis Hanson
The American Ways of War
Tuesday, April 24
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Russell Roberts
Milton Friedman on the Crisis
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Edward Lazear
Taxes and Economic Growth
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Caroline Hoxby
How Government Policy Is Creating Winner and Loser Generations-
or, What Young People Ought to Be Protesting
11:15 – noon John Taylor
Government Policy and the Delayed Recovery

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