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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.

Milton Friedman

Age of Monetarism

interview with Jennifer Burnsvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

In a draft chapter from her forthcoming biography of Milton Friedman, Jennifer Burns examines Friedman’s influence on Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, comparing their engagement with monetarism in the 1980s.

GoodFellows: “The Place You Oughta Be”?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Lee Ohanianvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, February 24, 2021

California is home to the world’s fifth-largest economy—and a world of problems: businesses exiting, chronic homelessness, a dearth of affordable housing, devastating wildfires, maddening political correctness. Lee Ohanian, a Hoover Institution senior fellow and columnist for Hoover’s California on Your Mind series, joins Hoover senior fellow Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss what is to become of the tarnished Golden State.

GoodFellows: A “Post-American” Middle East?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Will the Abraham Accords endure, the nations of the Middle East continue to evolve their economies, and rival factions avoid conflict? Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H.R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss the future of the region, including America’s involvement—or diminished presence, as the Biden administration’s foreign policy takes root—in that troubled part of the world.

GoodFellows: No Forward Passes

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Peter M. Robinson, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, February 10, 2021

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As the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins, what’s the path forward for the Republican Party—distance itself from Trump and risk losing his fan base, or embrace Trump and further alienate suburbanites and college-educated voters? Peter Robinson, the Hoover Institution’s Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow and host of Uncommon Knowledge (and a former Reagan White House speechwriter), joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster and John Cochrane to discuss the GOP’s brand, their shared memories of the late George Shultz, and one fellow’s disdain for the Super Bowl and the American version of “football.”

GoodFellows: Dark Lights, Big Cities?

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, Edward Glaeser, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Are America’s and the world’s great cities forever changed by COVID-19’s side effects of distanced economies, population exoduses, and accelerated urban decay? Edward Glaeser, a Harvard University urban economist, joins Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane to discuss whether recent metropolitan decline is unique to the current health crisis or indicative of more permanent demographic shifts.

Ten Years In: A Kick-Off to the Cyber Strategy Series

via Fellow Talks
Saturday, January 30, 2021

The January 29 session focuses on the importance of US cyber strategy, how strategy is implemented, and how we will know whether it is successful.

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