Hoover Institution Retreat October 29–31, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006
Sunday, October 29
6:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks by John Raisian, Director of the Hoover Institution,
and Peter Bedford, Chairman of the Hoover Board of Overseers
Before-dinner remarks by Richard D. Lamm, former governor of Colorado
The Ten Commandments of Community
Monday, October 30
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Opening remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. Benjamin Wittes
Confirmation Wars: Preserving Independent Courts in Angry Times
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Richard Epstein
Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Corporate Government by District Attorneys?
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. Michael Spence
India’s and China’s Economic Influence in the Decades to Come
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Eugene Volokh
In Defense of the Slippery Slope
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Stephen Haber
How Mexico Avoided Turning Left: The 2006 Presidential Election and Its Implications
for the Future of Mexico’s Politics and Economy

Peter Henry
A Quick Tour of the World Economy
Kenneth Jowitt
Some Important Countries
Shelby Steele
Why the Enemy Fights and Why We Hold Back
2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Sidney Drell and George Schultz
A Report on the Recent Hoover Conference: “Implications of the Reykjavik Summit on Its 20th Anniversary”
Victor Davis Hanson
Illegal Immigration: The Crisis Deepens
Michael McFaul and Abbas Milani
Stopping Iran from Getting the Bomb
John Taylor
Exchange Rate Diplomacy: China, Japan, and the United States
3:45 – 4:45 p.m. Choice of Conversations:
Michael Boskin
Beyond the Headlines and Political Hyperbole:
What’s Really Going On in the American Economy

Dinesh D’Souza
Islamic Fundamentalism, Christian Fundamentalism: Is Religion the Problem?
Eric Hanushek
Can California Schools Be Fixed?
Kiron Skinner
Turning Points in Ending the Cold War
7:15 p.m. Before-dinner remarks by David Brooks,
New York Times columnist and author
Human Nature and the Elections
Tuesday, October 31
8:15 – 8:30 a.m. Remarks by John Raisian
8:30 – 9:15 a.m. John Yoo
Presidential Power in Time of Crisis
9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Niall Ferguson
The Next War of the World
10:30 – 11:15 a.m. William Perry
North Korea: Remarks and Discussion
11:15 – 12:00 p.m. Alejandro Toledo
The Benefits of Growth and the Future of Democracy in Latin America
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Panel Discussion in the Tower Lawn Tent
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. David Brady, Moderator
Morris Fiorina
Pete Wilson
November 2006 and Beyond: Some Implications of the Mid-Term Elections
2:30 p.m. Wrap-up by John Raisian

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