Hoover Institution Retreat October 16–18, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011
Condoleezza Rice gives the before-dinner remarks titled “US Global Leadership?”
Sunday, October 16
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian
Before-dinner remarks by Andrew Roberts
A New Perspective on the Outcome of World War II: Why Hitler Lost
Monday, October 17
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. John Taylor
First Principles: Five Keys to Restoring America's Prosperity
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Jack Goldsmith
Cyberwar, Cyberespionage, and National Security
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Michael Boskin
A Historic Presidency?
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. David Brady, Daron Shaw, and Frederick Yang
An Insider View of the 2012 Elections: Issues and Strategies
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Scott Atlas
Health Care Reform:
Setting the Record Straight on America's Health Care

Ken Jowitt
America: The Uncivil Society
Amy Zegart
Eyes on Spies: Congress and the US Intelligence Community
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Thomas Henriksen
Soldiers, Spies, and the "New" American Way of War
Abbas Milani
The Arab Spring and the Iranian Regime: Allies or Enemies?
Bill Whalen
The 2012 Election: It's October, Any Surprises So Far?
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Anne Bayefsky
The United Nations, Human Rights,
and American Foreign Policy: The Downside of Outsourcing

Keith Hennessey
What Will Washington Do This Fall on Stimulus and Deficits?
7:15 p.m. Dinner in McCaw Hall
Before-dinner remarks by Condoleezza Rice
US Global Leadership?
Tuesday, October 18
8:15 – 9:00 a.m. John Cogan
American Entitlements: Can We Take the Road Less Traveled?
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Fouad Ajami
"The Best Day after a Bad Emperor Is the First": Tracking the Arab Spring
10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Lee Ohanian
Why Jobs Aren't Returning in the United States- and What We Can Do about It
11:00 – noon David Mamet
A Conversation on the Dismantling of American Culture

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