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GoodFellows: A New Chill in the Classroom

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Steven Pinker, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

What to make of elite universities with scant conservative representation in their faculty ranks; mankind’s tendency to dwell on the negative; plus the question of whether this is indeed the best time to be alive? Harvard cognitive psychologist and best-selling author Steven Pinker joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane to make the case for optimism in this time of the “Great Awokening.”

GoodFellows: Question Time!

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 14, 2021

In this week’s episode, we dove into our mailbag of viewers’ letters. The end result: Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane answering 15 questions on a variety of subjects: the threat of hostilities between China and Taiwan; the potential effect of Scottish independence on the future of corporate woke politics; alternate versions of higher learning; how to re-instill youthful optimism in America; plus what books the three “GoodFellows” recommend.

GoodFellows: We’ll Always Have Paris

interview with John H. Cochrane, H. R. McMaster, Bjorn Lomborgvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Climate change no longer is a conversation confined to saving the planet; for the woke left, it’s a segue to “environmental justice and equitable economic opportunity,” in the words of Joe Biden’s campaign platform. Hoover visiting fellow Bjorn Lomborg, author of False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet joins Hoover senior fellows H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane for a conversation about sensible climate policy moving forward.

GoodFellows: The Great Awokening With Bari Weiss

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bari Weiss, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

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What does the future hold for the workplace and institutions of learning when diversity of thought prompts cancel-culture condemnation, ridicule, and ouster? Journalist, author, and Substack Common Sense writer Bari Weiss joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a conversation about a changed world in which, she warns, “curiosity is a liability.”

GoodFellows: From Boom to Doom

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

On the eve of President Biden’s first press conference, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane weigh in on what questions they’d ask the president—on economics, woke culture, Afghanistan withdrawal, and Taiwan tensions—if given the chance to be White House correspondents for one day.

GoodFellows: Where There’s A Will….

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, George F. Willvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Prolific author and Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist George Will joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss America’s drift away from the Founding Fathers’ intentions, the failure of its two-party system, the future of taxation and the US economy, challenges presented by a rising China—and his thoughts as he closes in on a landmark birthday (an early May celebration that will coincide with the release of Ferguson’s new book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe).

Cyberspace and Talent

via Fellow Talks
Friday, March 12, 2021

The March 12 session focuses on how cyber strategy can be used to recruit, retain, and best employ cybersecurity talent for the Department of Defense.

GoodFellows: An American Empire—If You Can Keep It

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 10, 2021

This fall marks the 20th anniversary of US forces entering Afghanistan and, this month, the 18th anniversary of the Iraq invasion. With the last 2,500 American troops scheduled to soon leave Afghanistan, Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss lessons from that engagement, the future of US military intervention abroad, and whether “endless wars” can be avoided.

International Women's Day @ The Hoover Institution | A Focus On Women In National Security

interview with Condoleezza Rice, Elizabeth Economy, Rose Gottemoeller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Amy Zegartvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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To celebrate International Women’s Day, the Director of the Hoover Institution and the 66th Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, hosted a conversation with four of our leading female national security and foreign policy scholars: Elizabeth Economy, Rose Gottemoeller, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and Amy Zegart on March 8 from 2:15 - 3:30PM PT.

GoodFellows: Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights

interview with John H. Cochrane, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Friday, March 5, 2021

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How will Europe deal with a wave of violence against women perpetrated by male refugees from Islamic nations? How will America counter a “cancel culture” movement that seeks to stifle intellectual debate? Hoover research fellow Ayaan Hirsi Ali joins Hoover senior fellows H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane to discuss her new book, Prey: Immigration, Islam, and the Erosion of Women’s Rights, the parallels between Islamists and “Wokeists,” and her life as a target of both career- and life-threatening “cancel” efforts.

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