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Matters Of Policy & Politics: Yes, Virginia, There Is . . . An Election

interview with David Brady, Douglas Rivers, Bill Whalenvia Matters of Policy & Politics
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Why some progressive columnists are forecasting a Democratic congressional wipeout next year.

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The Libertarian Podcast: Check Your Executive Privilege: Trump And Bannon’s Legal Strategy And The 1/6 Commission

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

How far does executive privilege extend to Trump’s records relating to the January 6th attack on the Capitol Building?

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GoodFellows: “Fresh Soldiers”

interview with John H. Cochrane, Caroline M. Hoxby, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The late Colin Powell’s story is one of an immigrant’s son who rose to prominence based on a quality public-school education and enrollment in college ROTC. Hoover senior fellows H. R. McMaster, John Cochrane, and guest Caroline Hoxby discuss whether today’s generation stands to benefit the same as Powell’s, what role teachers play, how elite universities can better connect to lower-income students, plus COVID’s effect on the workplace in terms of remote work and concentrated workforces.

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A Conversation With Nick Clegg On Global Regulation, Internet Governance, And Oversight | Technology, Economics, And Governance Working Group

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Sir Nick Clegg joined Facebook in October 2018 as Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications after almost two decades in British and European public life. Prior to being elected to the UK Parliament in 2005 he worked in the European Commission and served for five years as a Member of the European Parliament. He became leader of the Liberal Democrat party in 2007 and served as Deputy Prime Minister in the UK’s first Coalition Government since the war from 2010 to 2015. He has written two best-selling books: Politics: Between the Extremes and How To Stop Brexit (and make Britain great again)

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Studies In Generalship: A Conversation With Meir Finkel

via Hoover Podcasts
Wednesday, October 20, 2021

In this episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Brigadier General Meir Finkel of the Israeli Defense Force discuss Finkel’s latest book, Studies in Generalship: Lessons from the Chiefs of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces and how to evaluate the effectiveness of military leaders.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Brigadier General Meir Finkel on Wednesday, October 20 at 9:00am PT.

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A Conversation with Nick Clegg on Global Regulation, Internet Governance, and Oversight

via Hoover Podcasts
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Sir Nick Clegg joined Facebook in October 2018 as Vice President of Global Affairs and Communications after almost two decades in British and European public life. Prior to being elected to the UK Parliament in 2005 he worked in the European Commission and served for five years as a Member of the European Parliament. He became leader of the Liberal Democrat party in 2007 and served as Deputy Prime Minister in the UK’s first Coalition Government since the war from 2010 to 2015. He has written two best-selling books: Politics: Between the Extremes and How To Stop Brexit (and make Britain great again). Nick currently lives in California with his wife, Miriam, and three sons.

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GoodFellows: Big Three Summit

interview with John H. Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, Bill Whalenvia Fellow Talks
Friday, October 15, 2021

The 60th episode of the series includes a first: the three “Good Fellows” mixing it up in person, in the same room, on the grounds of the Hoover Institution. Hoover senior fellows Niall Ferguson, H. R. McMaster, and John Cochrane discuss Congress’s handling of the Afghanistan debacle, pushback against COVID vaccine mandates, the present supply-chain “crisis,” and Facebook’s uncertain future—plus one fellow’s deep disdain for the music of Pink Floyd.

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The Libertarian Podcast: The Federal Vs. State Vaccine Mandate Showdown

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The Libertarian
Friday, October 15, 2021

Texas is moving to prevent vaccine mandates while President Biden is moving to make them a reality. Who will prevail?

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Who Needs To Be “In The Room Where It Happens” To Improve US K-12 Schools?

via Hoover Podcasts
Thursday, October 14, 2021

Until now, education insiders haven't needed a program to identify the players.  After school closures, remote learning, hybrid models and other adaptations, COVID has raised awareness of the challenges of US K-12 education as never before.  New stakeholders are on the scene and plan to remain. The Hoover Education Success Initiative (HESI) hosts Who needs to be “in the room where it happens” to improve US K-12 schools? on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at 1PM PT.

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Pacific Century: From Mao To Now: David Shambaugh On China‘s Leaders

interview with David Shambaugh, Michael R. Auslin, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Thursday, October 14, 2021

A discussion with China expert David Shambaugh on the history of China‘s paramount leaders.

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The Working Group on the Role of Military History in Contemporary Conflict examines how knowledge of past military operations can influence contemporary public policy decisions concerning current conflicts.