Hoover Institution Retreat November 29–30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Thursday, November 29
1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. Russell Roberts
The Secret Source of Our Success: A Closer Look at Creative Destruction
2:00 – 2:45 p.m. Caroline Hoxby
The Promise and Performance of Charter Schools: Agents of School Reform?
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Choice of Breakout Sessions:
George Shultz
Putting Our House in Order: Social Security and Health Care Reform
Abraham Sofaer
The Greatest Danger: State Sponsored Terrorism
John Taylor
Will the Mortgage Market Turmoil Trigger the End of the Long Boom?
4:00 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Breakout Sessions:
David Brady
The Nominating Process: Prelude to the 2008 Elections
Edwin Meese
What Is Washington, D.C., Up To?
Alvin Rabushka
China: Friend or Foe of the United States?
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Victor Davis Hanson
What Has Changed in Iraq?
Friday, November 30
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. Choice of Breakout Sessions:
Paul Gregory
Lenin's Brain and Other Tales from the Secret Soviet Archives
Peter Robinson
A Speechwriter Looks at the GOP Candidates
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Choice of Breakout Sessions:
Scott Atlas
The Future of Health Care in America
Russell Berman
Anti-Semitism and Jihad: On the Ideology of Terrorism
Kiron Skinner
The Strategy of Campaigning: Lessons for Politicians,
Foreign Policy Decision Makers, and Voters
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Andrus Ansip
How a Former Soviet Satellite Became One of the World’s Most Free Economies
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Norman Podhoretz
World War IV: The Long Struggle against Islamofascism
11:45 a.m. Closing remarks by John Raisian