Hoover Institution Retreat November 19–20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, November 19
7:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian,
Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution
Before-dinner remarks by Richard Muller
Physics for Future Presidents
Thursday, November 20
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian in Stauffer Auditorium
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Gary Becker
The Financial Crisis and Global Capitalism
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Arthur Brooks
Gross National Happiness: Why Happiness Matters for Americans—
and How We Can Get More of It
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Ken Jowitt
The World Is Not Like Us
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Shelby Steele
Election 2008: Why America Is So Deeply Divided
1:00 – 1:45 p.m. Choice of Breakout Sessions
Michael Boskin
The Financial Crisis, the Economy and Policy Responses:
Where Do We Go From Here?

George Shultz
Implications of the Georgia/Russia Situation
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Plenary Panel Discussion in Stauffer Auditorium
David Brady and Morris Fiorina
The 2008 Election: An Electoral Retrospective and a Policy Prospective
3:15 p.m. Closing remarks by John Raisian