Hoover Institution Retreat October 28–30, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007
Sunday, October 28
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian,
Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Peter Bedford, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Douglas Wilson
Lincoln's Sword: The Presidency and the Power of Words
Monday, October 29
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Jack Goldsmith
Lawyers' Surprising Influence on the War on Terrorism
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Harvey Mansfield
Anger and Self-Importance
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Niall Ferguson
After the Bush Doctrine: What Next for American Foreign Policy?
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. David Brady and Morris Fiorina
The 2008 Elections: Setting the Stage
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Peter Berkowitz
The Conservative Mind: Election 2008 and the Varieties of Conservatis
David Henderson
Sicko-nomics: The Michael Moore Spin Stops Here
Kenneth Jowitt
International Politics in the 21st Century: Odd Mixes versus Simple Fixes
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Shmuel Bar
The Strategy of the Jihad Movement: Ideology and Pragmatics
David Davenport
The New States' Rights: From Global Warming to Gay Marriage - Who Decides?
Shelby Steele
Clarence Thomas's Memoir: "My Grandfather's Son"
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of breakout sessions:
Herb Klein
The Social, Political, and Economic Evolution of Brazil since 1980
Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani
Ahmadinejad and Iran's Nuclear Program
Tunku Varadarajan
Rupert Murdoch and The Wall Street Journal: Good, Bad, or Ugly?
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by Michael Barone
National Politics and Our Presidents
Tuesday, October 30
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Thomas Henriksen
American Power and the Long War
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. John Cogan
The Tax Man Cometh: Federal Spending and Tax Policy
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Stephen Krasner
Failed States and American National Security
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Josef Joffe
Bolting from Baghdad: The Strategic Consequences
of an American Withdrawal from Iraq
12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Closing remarks by John Raisian

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