Hoover Institution Retreat October 19–21, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008
Sunday, October 19
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian,
Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution,
and David Traitel, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Fred Barnes
A Closer Look at Election '08
Monday, October 20
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Alvin Felzenberg
The Leaders We Deserved (And a Few We Didn't):
Rethinking the Presidential Rating Game
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Richard Epstein
Weathering the Financial Storm on Wall Street and Main Street
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Fouad Ajami
In the Shadow of Iraq: A Reading of the Arabs
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Victor Davis Hanson
Obama, Palin, and the Culture Wars
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Joseph Grundfest
The Credit Crunch and the World's Financial Markets
Stephen Haber
Property Rights and Democracy in Latin America:
The Good (and the Not-So-Good) News

Edwin Meese
What Is Washington, D.C., Up To?
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
John Cogan and Daniel Kessler
Health Policy Reform and the 2008 Election
Timothy Garton Ash
Why New Administrations in the United States and
Europe Face a 500-year Challenge

Michael McFaul
Georgia (and Russia) on My Mind
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Abbas Milani
The New Administration and Its Options on Iran
Kenneth Scott
The Panic of 2008
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by David M. Kennedy
Can the United States Still Afford to be a Nation of Immigrants?
Tuesday, October 21
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Richard Sousa
Complements of the Hoover Archives
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Niall Ferguson
Political and Geopolitical Consequences of the Credit Crunch
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Amy Zegart
Spying Blind: The CIA, the FBI, and the Origins of 9/11
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Christopher Hitchens
Turkey: Between the European Union and Iraq
11:15 – 12:15 p.m. Morris Fiorina and Daron Shaw
The Road to (and from?) 2008
12:15 – 12:30 p.m. Closing remarks by John Raisian

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