Hoover Institution Retreat May 28–29, 2008

Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Wednesday, May 28
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Plenary Sessions in Stauffer Auditorium
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. David Brady, Daron Shaw, and Frederick Yang
A Preview of the 2008 Presidential Race
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. Robert Hall
Recession? Depression? Or Just a Slowdown?
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Larry Diamond
Stabilizing and Exiting Iraq
Daniel Kessler
Stabilizing and Exiting Iraq
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
David Davenport
Is It Time to Close the Electoral College?
Michael McFaul
Is Russia's New President Good or Bad News for the United States?
William Ratliff
Chavez and the Castros: Symptoms of Latin America's Condition
7:15 p.m. Dinner in the Main Dining Room
Before-dinner remarks by Amity Shlaes
Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression
Thursday, May 29
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Linda Bernard
Soviet Dissidents and Their Supporters (Exhibit Tour)
Thomas Henriksen
American Power and What Our Next President Faces Abroad
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Kenneth Judd
Economic Policy, Climate Change, and Energy Markets
Paul Peterson
What Americans Think about Their Schools - and School Reforms
Cecile Shea
The Problem of Pakistan: A Case for Strategic Patience
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. James Ceaser Ideas and Elections: Conservatism and Foreign Policy
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. John Abizaid and Giora Eiland
Middle Eastern Security Issues: Two Views
12:00 – 12:15 p.m.. Closing remarks by John Raisian

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