Hoover Institution Retreat April 27–29, 2008

Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunday, April 26
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
An Evening with P.J. O'Rourke
Monday, April 28
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Niall Ferguson
The Old Man and the (Blue) Sea: Why America Needs a McCain Presidency
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Nicholas Eberstadt
China's Looming Demographic Troubles
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Richard Epstein
Supreme Neglect: How to Revive the Constitutional Protection for Private Property
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Mark Helprin
Rediscovering Deterrence: Preparing for War with China so as to Avoid War with China
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Terry Anderson and Gary Libecap
Chaos, Conflict, or Cooperation: Why We Should Care about Property Rights
Peter Berkowitz
Understanding and Defeating Jihadism
Kenneth Jowitt
World Politics in the 21st Century: Odd Mixes
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Daniel Pipes
Which Way Europe?
George Shultz
A Conversation
Tunku Varadarajan
The General in His Labyrinth: A Critique of Pervez Musharraf
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Alvin Rabushka
U.S. Tax Policy in 2008 and Beyond: Lessons from the American Colonies
Kiron Skinner
The Cold War and the Global War on Terror: Two Parallel Universes that Happened to Collide
7:15 p.m. Dinner in McCaw Hall
Before-dinner remarks by General Richard Myers
World War 'X': What's at Stake in the Global War on Terror
Tuesday, April 29
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. David Brady, Morris Fiorina, and Daron Shaw
The 2008 Elections: Review and Preview
9:30 – 10:15 a.m. Victor Davis Hanson
The Gods that Failed: Where the University Went Wrong
10:45 – 11:30 a.m. Peter Schweizer
The Power of Ideas: Why Conservatives are Happier, Work Harder and Complain Less than Modern Liberals
11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Philip Bobbitt
Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Closing remarks by John Raisian

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