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Hoover Book Club: Terry Anderson On Renewing Indigenous Economies

interview with Terry Anderson, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, June 21, 2022

A discussion with Terry Anderson on his latest book, Renewing Indigenous Economies moderated by Bill Whalen on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 10AM PT/1:00PM ET.

Condoleezza Rice and Persis Drell looking at an L&A exhibit during Juneteenth 2022 event

Hoover Fellows Commemorate Juneteenth Freedom Day

via Fellow Talks
Friday, June 17, 2022

Hoover fellows described African Americans’ struggle for freedom and equality during a panel discussion hosted in advance of Juneteenth Freedom Day (June 19), a newly recognized national federal holiday commemorating the emancipation of African Americans from slavery in 1865.

GoodFellows: Ukraine, China, And Gun Violence, With Condoleezza Rice

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Condoleezza Ricevia Fellow Talks
Thursday, June 2, 2022

As the Russia–Ukraine conflict approaches the 100-day mark, is any kind of resolution in sight? Condoleezza Rice, former US secretary of state and the Hoover Institution’s Tad and Dianne Taube Director, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane for a conversation encompassing the war in Eastern Europe, its impact on US-Sino policy, plus what the scourge of gun violence says about America’s social and cultural divides.

GoodFellows: War, Peace, and Politics with Victor Davis Hanson

interview with Victor Davis Hanson, John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMastervia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

As the fighting in Ukraine continues, what’s the wisest strategy for the United States—keep sending weapons, help the Ukrainians broaden their operations, or advocate for a peaceful settlement? Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution’s Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, joins senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H. R. McMaster for a spirited debate regarding the breadth of American involvement overseas, Donald Trump’s sway over election outcomes, plus California’s drought and its impact on Victor’s farm in the San Joaquin Valley.

GoodFellows: “Ukraine Is Going To End Up Winning”

interview with John H. Cochrane, H.R. McMaster, Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

As the war in Ukraine passes the 70-day mark, questions abound as to whether Russia will soon escalate the brutality, how far Ukrainian forces intend to take the fight, plus the West’s long-term appetite for supplying arms and aid. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, former commanding general, US Army Europe, joins Hoover senior fellows H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane to discuss what to expect next in Eastern Europe’s war zone.

Hoover Book Club: Shiran Victoria Shen On The Political Regulation Wave

interview with Shiran Victoria Shen, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, April 28, 2022

A discussion with Shiran Victoria Shen on her latest book, The Political Regulation Wave moderated by Bill Whalen on Thursday, April 28 at 10AM PT/1:00PM ET.

GoodFellows: More Cowbell: BYOT (Bring Your Own Topic)

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

A “potluck” edition of GoodFellows this time around, with Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane “bringing their own” topics for group discussion. These include an examination of an anticipated tank battle in Ukraine’s Donbas that’s yet to materialize, China’s disastrous “zero COVID” policy, what a post-Ukraine economic and military order might resemble, plus Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter and Florida governor Ron DeSantis’s takedown of Disney and university faculty in the Sunshine State.

GoodFellows: Soft Landing: Larry Summers On Inflation, Debt, And A Looming Recession

featuring John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, Bill Whalen, Larry Summersvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The GoodFellows return to economics this week, coinciding with news of America’s worst inflation in over 40 years. Lawrence Summers, former US Treasury secretary and Harvard University president emeritus, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss Federal Reserve policy, government spending, and the war in Europe as contributors to America’s economic woes. They also cover the soaring national debt, a possible supply-chain crisis, economic competition with China, plus academic freedom under fire in elite universities.

GoodFellows: A Soviet Reunion: Michael McFaul On What Putin Wants

interview with Michael McFaul, H.R. McMaster, Niall Ferguson, John H. Cochrane, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

The war continues in Ukraine while peace talks go forward in Istanbul – the outcome of both endeavors anyone’s guess. Michael McFaul, a Hoover senior fellow and former U.S. Ambassador to Russia, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster and John Cochrane to discuss the chances of a settlement that’s mutually beneficial to the two warring parties and the West, Vladimir Putin, plus the possibility of hostilities escalating.

GoodFellows: That’s What Xi (Jinping) Said

interview with Matt Pottinger, H.R. McMaster, Niall Ferguson, John H. Cochranevia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, March 23, 2022

This week, H .R. McMaster mans the moderator chair for Bill Whalen, and our guest is Matt Pottinger, the former deputy national security advisor and current distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution. We cover President Biden’s call with Chinese president Xi Jinping; discuss what lessons China may be taking from Russia’s experience in Ukraine with regards to its own ambitions in Taiwan; and debate what the end game may look like between Russia and Ukraine and when we might expect that to play out.


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