Hoover Institution Retreat April 27–29, 2003

Sunday, April 27, 2003
Sunday, April 27
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian, Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Kurt Hauser, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Kevin Klose
Saving Radio Free Europe
Monday, April 28
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Elena Danielson
Hoover Archives Unveils Commonwealth Club Collection
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Richard Epstein
Property Rights, the Rule of Law, and Economic Performance
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Russell Roberts
The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs:
Understanding the Creation of the American Standard of Living

10:30 – 11:15 a.m. H.R. McMaster
The Use and Abuse of the Vietnam Analogy:
Lyndon Johnson and Leadership Failure on the Road to War

11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Kenneth Jowitt
America: The Exception Makes the Rule
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Russell Berman, Stephen Haber, and Barry Weingast
What Makes the West Different? Beyond “Regime Change”
Gerald Dorfman
Tony Blair’s Big Gamble on Iraq
Richard Epstein
A Conversation
Milton Friedman
A Conversation
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Cecile Hill
Alphabeticon: Russian Experiments with Text and Images in the Twentieth Century
(Tour of exhibit curated in collaboration with the Stanford University Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures)
Larry Diamond and Abbas Milani
Iran and the Current Crisis in the Middle East
Michael McFaul
U.S.-Russia Relations: Is the Honeymoon Over?
Russell Roberts
The Invisible Heart: How Markets Unleash Our Humanity
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Scott Atlas
Health Care: Time for Fundamental Change
Thomas Henriksen
— North Korea: War, Peace, or Punt—American and Asian Alternatives
Williamson Evers and Terry Moe
Our Schools and Our Future…Are We Still At Risk?
George Schultz
A Conversation
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by David Brooks
What the War in Iraq Taught Us about Ourselves
Tuesday, April 29
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Dinesh D’Souza
Islam vs. the West: A Clash of Civilizations?
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. James Q. Wilson
Why Can Some Democracies Control Crime Better Than Others?
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. David Satter
Darkness at Dawn: The Rise of the Russian Criminal State
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Kenneth Timmerman
Building Democracy in Iraq: Are Arabs Ready for Self-Government? Will the “Old” Europe Allow It?
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Alice L. Miller
The North Korean Crisis: What Are Washington’s Options?
Jennifer Roback Morse
Why Islam Might Win: Because They Believe in Themselves—and We Don’t
David Satter
Does Russia Have a Future?
Abraham Sofaer
Peace Negotiations after Saddam
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Zbigniew Brzezinski
A Conversation
3:45 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian

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