Hoover Fellows to Speak at Alumni Homecoming Weekend events

Thursday, October 22, 2009
Caroline Hoxby
Caroline Hoxby

Hoover fellows William Damon, Caroline Hoxby, Abbas Milani, and Richard Sousa will give lectures in the Classes Without Quizzes series and explore current economic issues in the Roundtable at Stanford discussion, during the four-day Stanford University alumni homecoming weekend. Stanford’s Homecoming 2009 runs from October 22 to 25 on campus, with many events scheduled for alumni and their families.

Caroline Hoxby, a Hoover senior fellow, a member of the Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K–12 Education, and the Scott and Donya Bommer Professor of Economics at Stanford will participate in a roundtable discussion titled “The Road Back: From Economic Meltdown to Renewal,” the featured event of the weekend. Emmy Award-winning journalist and interviewer Charlie Rose will moderate the discussion.

In addition, Stanford alumni in Classes Without Quizzes will hear from Hoover fellows on a variety of topics. William Damon, a Hoover senior fellow and professor of education and director of the Stanford Center on Adolescence at Stanford, will discuss his research with how people develop character and a sense of purpose in their work, family, and community relationships in different generations. Abbas Milani, a Hoover research fellow and co-director of Hoover’s Iran Democracy Project, will present policy ideas on Iran as one of the challenges the new administration faces, as well as possible options. Milani is also the Hamid and Christina Moghadam Director of Iranian Studies at Stanford University. Research fellow Richard Sousa, is director of the Hoover Library and Archives; he will discuss and display just a small portion of the enormous amount of archival material that has been collected by the Hoover Archives since its founding in 1919.