Hoover Institution Retreat April 26–28, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009
Sunday, April 26
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian,
the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution
Before-dinner remarks by the Honorable John Howard
Broader Strategic and Political Implications of the World Financial Plunge
Monday, April 27
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Kevin Murphy
The Hidden Benefits of Education
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Daron Acemoglu
Why Nations Fail: Institutional Foundations of Prosperity and Poverty
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Robert Kagan
The Return of History and the End of Dreams
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Clint Bolick
Waging a Counterrevolution in the States
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
David Brady and Daniel Kessler
Prospects for Health-Care Reform in Obama's First Congress
Paul Gregory and Mark Harrison
Understand the Soviet Past and You Understand Putin:
What the Hoover Archives Have to Say

Ken Jowitt
American Foreign Policy: Lessons from
George Washington's Farewell Address
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Peter Berkowitz
The Future of Conservatism
Victor Davis Hanson
Triumph of the Therapeutic: Obama's Worldview
Shelby Steele
The Middle East, Africa, and the War on Modernity
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Russell Berman
Anti-Americanism in Europe: Don't Think It's Over
Kiron Skinner
President Obama's Foreign Policy: An Early Assessment
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Steve Forbes and John Prevas
Power, Ambition, Glory
Tuesday, April 28
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. Richard Sousa
A Treasure from the Hoover Archives: Milton Friedman
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Condoleezza Rice
Political and Economic Challenges during Extraordinary Times
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Fouad Ajami
From Riyadh to Quetta: The Islamist Trail, the American Burden
10:45 – 12:00 p.m. Panel discussion
Coping with Catastrophe: How the Economy Can
Recover and What Policies Will Be Helpful

John Raisian, Moderator
Michael Boskin
John Cogan
Robert Hall
Edward Lazear

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