Talks from Hoover’s Desert and Carmel Valley conferences available online

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hoover Tower.
Image credit: 
Janet Chang
Hoover Tower.
Image credit: 
Janet Chang

The past several months have given Hoover scholars a number of opportunities to share their research and ideas. Below are selected podcasts and a chartcast from Hoover's Carmel Valley and Desert conferences, covering topics from Mo Fiorina’s analytic discussion of US politics to Abbas Milani’s enlightening talk on US-Iran relations to Victor Davis Hanson’s riveting comparison of current events to World War II Germany.


Podcasts
“Putin, Deterrence, and the Lessons of World War II”
Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, compares the behavior of Vladimir Putin in Crimea to Adolph Hitler in World War II Europe. Topics include comparing the Treaty of Versailles to the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk, Germany’s blitzkrieg as a sign of weakness, and Japan and Germany declaring war on the United States.

“The US and Iran: Transitions and Turmoils”
Abbas Milani, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses upcoming strategic challenges for US-Iran relations. Topics include the gap between Iranian leaders and the Iranian people; sanctions, oil, and corruption; and the paramilitary.


Chartcast
“The Breakdown of Representation in American Politics
Morris P. Fiorina, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses collective representation in US politics, arguing that a series of disconnects exists between the political class and the population as a whole. Topics include comparing the historical instability of politics with the historical stability of the electorate, California politics, and the polarization of politics.