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VETO NATO? The Future of NATO

with Peter J. Duignan, Melvyn B. Kraussvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 12, 1999

In the past decade we have witnessed the end of the cold war and the demise of the Soviet Union. Should NATO be the next to go? Peter Duignan, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, and Melvyn Krauss, William L. Clayton Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution ask what are NATO's new missions, and what justifies America's continued involvement in them?

STATUTE WITH LIMITATIONS: The Independent Counsel Statute

with David Brady, James J. Brosnahan, John Donohuevia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, January 12, 1999

The independent counsel statute was passed by Congress as a response to Watergate. And it has been the subject of controversy and criticism ever since. This year the statute is up for renewal. David Brady, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, Associate Dean and Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science, Business and the Changing Environment, and Ethics at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Professor, Department of Political Science at Stanford University, James J. Brosnahan, Senior Partner at Morrison & Foerster, Attorneys at Law, and John Donohue, Professor, Stanford Law School discuss whether Congress should reenact it, reform it, or let it die?

POLITICS FROM THE BLEACHERS: The State of American Politics

with Morris P. Fiorina, Richard Brody, Nelson W. Polsbyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 15, 1998

Will the recent presidential crisis have a long-term impact on the nation and its government or just on the legacy of one man? Which party will emerge victorious in the elections of the year 2000? Richard Brody, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, Morris Fiorina, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow, Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, and Nelson Polsby, Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, and Heller Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley discuss American politics today.

ADIOS, IMF? International Monetary Fund

with John B. Taylor, Vinny Agarwall, Michael McFaulvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, December 15, 1998

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has hundreds of billions of dollars at its disposal and is a major player in the economies of nations around the world. But just what does it do? Vinny Agarwall, Professor, Department of Political Science, and Director, Berkeley Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Study Center, University of California, Berkeley, Michael McFaul, Peter and Helen Bing Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Stanford University, and John Taylor, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University pose the question: Is the IMF's mission still valid, or does it do more harm than good?

PEACE BY PEACE: The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

with Abraham D. Sofaer, Linda Gradstein, Sylvia Shihahdehvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 24, 1998

What is the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the on-going peace process? Do the agreements in Oslo and in Wye represent breakthroughs, or are the prospects for peace as far away as ever? Linda Gradstein, Israel Correspondent, National Public Radio, John S. Knight Journalism Fellow, Stanford University, Sylvia Shihahdeh, President, Austin Chapter of American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, and Abraham Sofaer, George P. Shultz Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution discuss whether an independent Palestinian state is the inevitable result of the peace process.

Greening of American Foreign Policy

with Terry Anderson, Peter Gleick, Randy Hayesvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, November 24, 1998

Should environmental issues be given the same weight in American foreign policy as economic and national security concerns? What are the connections between the global economy and the global environment? Terry Anderson, Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution Executive Director, Political Economy Research Center, Professor, Department of Agricultural Economics, Montana State University, Peter Gleick, Co-Founder and President, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, and Randy Hayes, Founder and President, Rainforest Action Network look for the best way to solve environmental problems.

FAREWELL TO ARMS? Gun Control

with Joseph D. McNamara, Barrie Becker, John Lottvia Uncommon Knowledge
Friday, November 13, 1998

Does the Second Amendment really give individuals the right to bear arms? Is it possible that crime actually goes down when citizens are allowed to carry concealed handguns? Barrie Becker, Executive Director, Legal Community Against Violence, John Lott, John M. Olin Law and Economics Fellow, School of Law, University of Chicago, and Joseph McNamara, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Former Chief of Police, San Jose, California, and Kansas City, Missouri discuss national gun control measures.

CHAINED TO THE PAST: Race and Integration

with Dinesh D’Souza, Tamar Jacobyvia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Wave after wave of immigrant groups has followed a path of increasing economic success and integration into the American mainstream. African-Americans have not. Why? Is integration the means to equality or actually the result? Dinesh d'Souza Media Fellow, Hoover Institution, John M. Olin Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, Author, The End of Racism, and Tamar Jacoby, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Author, Someone Else's House ask if affirmative action is not the answer, just what is?

CENSUS AND SENSIBILITY: Population and Resources

with Gretchen Daily, Tom McMahon, Stephen Moorevia Uncommon Knowledge
Wednesday, October 21, 1998

Two thousand years ago, the Earth had about 250 million people. Today it has six billion people. Is six billion too many for Planet Earth? Gretchen Daily, Research Scientist, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, Tom McMahon, Executive Director, Californians for Population Stabilization, and Stephen Moore, Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Director of Fiscal Policy Studies, Cato Institute discuss whether our resources are being depleted beyond sustainable limits, or will human ingenuity continue to support an expanding population.

SOCIAL INSECURITY: Reforming Social Security

with David R. Henderson, Michael J. Boskin, Dean Bakervia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, September 14, 1998

What is wrong--if anything--with the Social Security system today? What plans exist to fix it? Michael Boskin, Hoover Institution Senior Fellow and T. M. Friedman Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University, David R. Henderson, Hoover Institution Research Fellow and professor, Department of Economics, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, and Dean Baker, Senior Economist, Economic Policy Institute and Co-author of Social Security: The Phony Crisis discuss the future of social security.

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