WASHINGTON, D.C.—New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani spoke of reinvention, reinvigoration, and strategies to bring greater freedom to Americans when he spoke on Monday at a meeting of the Hoover Institution Board of Overseers in Washington, D.C.
Complimenting the Hoover Institution on its mission and work, Guiliani told the 250 overseers and guests in attendance that "[Hoover] had made it possible for a whole new way of looking at government. You have given us intellectual depth and created change in the way we look at the interplay between government and the private sector."
Giuliani discussed the need for the Republican Party to remake and redefine itself in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
"In redefining ourselves, we have to give people more freedom," he said.
He also discussed at length the careful and strategic management of taxation, education reforms, and entitlement reforms, all of which can and should provide greater freedom to citizens, he said. To hear his speech in its entirety, please go to http://www.fora.tv/.
Also on Monday, Hoover senior fellow William Damon addressed the challenge of philanthropy, based on his book Taking Philanthropy Seriously: The Science and Practice of Responsible Giving.
Mark B. McClellan, M.D., former administrator of the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services and former commissioner, Food and Drug Administration, discussed health-care reform proposals and issues that are likely to be up for debate and decision.
Kenneth Jowitt, the Pres and Maurine Hotchkis Senior Fellow, presented his perspective on Iraq and the military involvement of the United States. He noted the ideological roots of the current military engagement and urged the United States to quickly conclude its activity in Iraq.
David W. Brady, deputy director and senior fellow, shared details and background about the 2006 election. John B. Taylor, the Buzz and Barbara McCoy Senior Fellow, concluded the afternoon with a discussion of findings in his new book Global Financial Warriors: The Untold Story of International Finance in the Post-9/11 World.
Andrew H. Card Jr., White House Chief of Staff, 2000-2006, spoke at dinner on "The American Political Landscape."
All photos by Goodman/Van Riper Photography
Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani
Mark B. McClellan, M.D.
David W. Brady
John B. Taylor