Hoover Institution Board of Overseers’ Winter Meeting 2012 in Washington DC

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Herb
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Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Herb
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Daron Shaw (left), Hoover deputy director and senior fellow David Brady (center)
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The Hoover Institution hosted its Board of Overseer’s winter meeting in Washington, DC, from February 26, 2012, to February 28, 2012. The event began on Sunday evening with six presenters. Fouad Ajami, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and the cochair of the Herbert and Jane Dwight Working Group on Islamism and the International Order, and Charles Hill, research fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave a talk titled “A Year of Living Dangerously:  The Arab Awakening, the American Retreat, and the Dangers for World Order Beyond.” John Cogan, the Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, and John Taylor, the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, discussed the state of the economy in “How to Restore Economic Growth in America.” Douglas Rivers, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, and Daron Shaw talked about the upcoming presidential election in their speech titled “The Republican Nomination Process and the 2012 Presidential Election.”

On Monday, February 27, 2012, Victor Davis Hanson gave a talk titled “Civilization in Reverse: Greece, California, and the US Debt.” The afternoon session began with remarks by the Honorable Kevin McCarthy, US representative for California and House majority whip. Following McCarthy’s remarks, Edward Lazear, the Morris Arnold and Nona Jean Cox Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed “The Economy and the Election.” Scott Atlas, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of radiology and chief of neuroradiology at the Stanford University Medical Center, talked about “American Health Care and the Principles for Reform.” Russell Roberts, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, continued his discussion on John Maynard Keynes and Friedrich von Hayek in his speech titled “The Fight of the Century: Why Are Keynes and Hayek Still Arguing?”