Hoover Institution Retreat October 26–28, 2003

Sunday, October 26, 2003
Sunday, October 26
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian, Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Kurt Hauser, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Dennis Prager
How America Is Different
Monday, October 27
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Richard Epstein
The Role of Skepticism in Constitutional Law
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Robert Zelnick
After Michigan: Ending the War over Race Preferences
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Victor Davis Hanson
The War on Terrorism in a Classical Context
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Kenneth Jowitt
The American Empire: Papal, Evangelical, or Ecumenical?
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Annelise Anderson and Martin Anderson
Reagan: A Life in Letters
Peter Berkowitz and David Davenport
Never a Matter of Indifference: Sustaining Virtue in a Free Republic
Sidney Drell
The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons
Edwin Meese III
A Conversation
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Stephen Haber and Barry Weingast
If Economists Are So Smart, Why Are Developing Countries So Poor?
Stanley Kurtz
Democratic Imperialism: A Blueprint
George Shultz
A Conversation
Shelby Steele
Jesse Jackson and Norma Desmond: When Beauty Fades
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Exhibit Tour or Conversations:
Cecile Hill
Creating an Islamic Republic: Iranian Posters from the Hoover Collection (Exhibit Tour)
Larry Diamond and H.R. McMaster
Rebuilding Shattered and Defeated States: Iraq, Afghanistan, and Beyond
Edward Lazear
Long-term U.S. Economic Policy
Toshio Nishi
Japan’s Last Stand in the Twenty-first Century
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Robert George
Judicial Supremacy? Lessons from Lincoln
Tuesday, October 28
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Glenn Hubbard
Are We in a Global Recovery?
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. John Podhoretz
Driving Liberals Insane: The George W. Bush Presidency
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Peter Robinson
How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Niall Ferguson
The Economics of the Pax Americana
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Milton Friedman
A Conversation
Kenneth Judd
Tax Policy: Past Experience and Future Options
Abbas Milani
U.S.-Iranian Relations: Prospects and Problems
Hanna Skandera and Richard Sousa
School Figures: The Data behind the Debate
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. David Brady, Chair
Morris Fiorina
Thomas MaCurdy
Pete Wilson
California Politics 2003: The Recall, the Budget, and Beyond
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian

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