Hoover Institution Retreat May 2–4, 2004

Sunday, May 2, 2004
Sunday, May 2
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 David Brooks
What's Happening to the Republican Party?
Monday, May 3
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Abigail Thernstrom and Stephan Thernstrom
No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. David Horowitz
The War on Terror and Its Domestic Opponents
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Russell Roberts
Wealth and Civilization
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Victor Davis Hanson
After Iraq: The War on Terror in Year Three
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Russell Berman and Stephen Haber
Anti-Americanism in Europe and Latin America: Causes and Consequences
Michael Boskin
The Economy and Economic Policy:
Where Are We, How Did We Get Here, and Where Do We Go from Here?

Edwin Meese
What’s Happening in Washington
Shelby Steele
Terrorism and the Politics of Identity
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Milton Friedman
A Conversation
Henry Rowen
The Growing Dangers from Weapons of Mass Destruction
Kiron Skinner
The Meaning of Condi Rice’s Testimony before the 9/11 Commission
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Peter Berkowitz
The Arab-Israeli Conflict
Michael McFaul
U.S.-Russia Relations: Budding Alliance or Cold Peace?
Russell Roberts
The Ins and Outs of Outsourcing
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Dennis Miller
Tuesday, May 4
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian and Elena Danielson
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Dinesh D’Souza
Three Ways In Which the World Has Changed
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Lawrence Wein
Homeland Security: Insights from Mathematical Modeling
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Peter Schweizer
The Bushes: Portrait of a Dynasty
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Kenneth Jowitt
American Foreign Policy: “Dizzy with Democracy”
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
Why Democratic Nation Building Is Sometimes Anti-Democratic
John Cogan and Daniel Kessler
U.S. Health Care at the Crossroads:Problems and Solutions
Robert Hall and Edward Lazear
Economic Recovery and Job Growth
Peter Schweizer
Can We Learn Something from How the Bushes Function as an Institution?
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. David Brady, Chair
Morris Fiorina
Daron Shaw
Fred Yang
The 2004 Elections: Where Are the Voters and What Are the Campaign Strategies?
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian

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