Hoover Institution hosts Southern California Conference in Pasadena

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Hoover Tower
Hoover Tower

The Hoover Institution hosted its ninth Southern California Conference on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, in Pasadena. The conference featured presentations by Hoover fellows on a range of public policy issues of current importance.

David Davenport, counselor to the director and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, gave opening remarks. Michael Boskin, a senior fellow at the Institution, gave a talk titled “The Economics and Politics of a Path Back to Prosperity.” Douglas Rivers, a senior fellow at the Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, discussed “Why Obama Won in 2012: Myths and Realities.” Joshua Rauh, a senior fellow at the Institution and a professor of finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, spoke on “State and Local Pensions in California: Can a Debt Crisis Be Avoided?”  

The afternoon speakers included Clint Bolick and Amy Zegart. Bolick, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, also serves as the director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Litigation in Phoenix; his speech was titled “The State of the Law in the Age of Obama.” Zegart, a senior fellow at the Institution, discussed “Intelligence and Security Challenges in Obama’s Second Term.” Don Meyer gave the closing remarks.