On November 28, 2018, the Hoover Institution hosted a packed room of Stanford students for a Pizza and Policy event featuring H. R. McMaster, who recently returned to Hoover as the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow after serving in the Trump Administration as national security adviser.
Seven days into the new year, I’m looking at the same quandary facing many a weekday commuter in congested Northern California: how to juggle same-day events in Sacramento and Silicon Valley. On Jan. 7, Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom will take his oath of office. A few hours later, college football’s playoff championship will get underway at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara – on an impossibly good day, a two-hour drive.
Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen interviews Wall Street Journal Chief Economics Commentator Greg Ip about the US-China trade dispute and likely impacts on the US economy. He also reflects on the life and political legacy of President George H.W. Bush, as well as other events of the last week.
Mary Barra runs a global auto company that has fallen out of favor with both the American public and president. Barra runs General Motors and she argues that shutting down plants will prevent her from shutting down business.
When President Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign on November 7 and appointed the unqualified Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, just about everyone assumed that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation was in trouble. Whitaker, after all, had sharply criticized the investigation before coming to the Justice Department. And now he would be supervising Mueller with an array of tools—including the power to fire Mueller, to starve him of funds, and to reverse his important legal decisions—that could slow and maybe kill the investigation.
Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan red flags creating jobs in India, in an interaction at the India Economic Conclave 2018. He says the lack of jobs could snowball to a crisis if not addressed immediately.
Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo does not believe that President Trump is at risk of facing campaign finance violations, because the president denies ordering hush-money payments to two women who allegedly had affairs with Trump.
Hoover Institution fellow Glenn Tiffert explores how structural and technological shifts in the global information environment—enabled by algorithms, artificial intelligence, and private sector hosting services—are creating new opportunities for authoritarian regimes such as China to censor and manipulate information at the source.
In 1938, Finland had a lot to celebrate. Independence had been declared two decades earlier. It was also the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the first Swedish / Finnish colony in Delaware. These events were excellent reasons to invite former US president Herbert Hoover to visit in March of 1938.
When Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom is sworn in on Jan. 7, he will inherit record economic prosperity. California has a projected $15 billion budget surplus and a 4.1 percent unemployment rate. But we also are in the second-longest economic expansion in state history, so no one is expecting the party to last.
Pointing out that privatisation of public sector banks is not panacea for all ills, former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan on Friday made a case for reduction of uncompensated mandates like lending targets and pushing government schemes through branches of state-owned lenders.
When the European Central Bank switches off its money-printing press at the turn of this year and stops buying fresh assets, it will mark the end of a decade-long global experiment in how to stave off economic meltdowns.
The Trump administration is prepping a slate of get-tough measures against Chinese government-linked hackers — including indictments, a naming and shaming campaign by multiple federal agencies and possible sanctions against hackers and the organizations that back them.
“Nothing is so obscure it does not deserve to be found.” These words are from Delba Winthrop’s 1974 dissertation on Book III of Aristotle’s Politics, a document high on the list of things that deserve to be found. When Winthrop died in 2006, her dissertation was still unpublished despite the protestations of her husband, Harvey Mansfield, perhaps the dean of conservative political philosophy in this country.