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Security By The Book With Henry Farrell & Abraham L. Newman

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "Security by the Book with Henry Farrell & Abraham L. Newman" on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM EST.

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Registration Open For Hoover IP² Conference On Fourth Industrial Revolution In Brussels

via Hoover IP2
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will affect how people work, communicate, and travel. Hoover IP² has organized a conference, “Institutions and Regulation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” that addresses a core public policy question: What institutions, policies, rules, and regulations will maximize individual benefits and economic surplus as the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes root?

Analysis and Commentary

Bridging The Gap With The Science For Climate Action Network

by Alice Hill, Richard Moss, Bilal Ayyub, Mary Glackin, Katharine L. Jacobs, Jerry Melillo, T. C. Richmond, Lynn Scarlett, Dan Zarrillivia EOS
Thursday, April 4, 2019

A new report identifies missing support that is slowing progress in limiting and adapting to climate change. The Science for Climate Action Network aims to provide it.

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Spies, Lies, And Algorithms

by Amy Zegart, Michael Morellvia Foreign Affairs
Monday, April 15, 2019

For U.S. intelligence agencies, the twenty-first century began with a shock, when 19 al Qaeda operatives hijacked four planes and perpetrated the deadliest attack ever on U.S. soil. In the wake of the attack, the intelligence community mobilized with one overriding goal: preventing another 9/11. The CIA, the National Security Agency, and the 15 other components of the U.S. intelligence community restructured, reformed, and retooled. Congress appropriated billions of dollars to support the transformation.

In the News

Towards Pax Technologica?

quoting Larry Diamondvia The Hindu
Sunday, April 14, 2019

A decade has passed since Larry Diamond, a political scientist at Stanford University, put forward the idea of a global “democratic recession”.

Analysis and Commentary

A Private Jet May Break The Sound Barrier

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, April 12, 2019

The Concorde last flew in 2003. Aerion CEO Tom Vice plans a new 12-seat plane that can travel at Mach 1.4.

Interviews

John Yoo: Barr Will Get To Bottom Of If Spying On Trump Campaign Was Justified

interview with John Yoovia Fox News
Friday, April 12, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow John Yoo says the question isn't about the term 'spying' vs. 'surveillance,' it's about why it was done to the Trump campaign and administration.

Analysis and Commentary

Principles Of AI Governance And Ethics Should Apply To All Technologies

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Friday, April 12, 2019

Despite Google’s recent dissolution of its artificial intelligence (AI) ethics board, IT vendors (including Google) are increasingly defining principles to guide the development of AI applications and solutions. And it’s worth taking a look at what these principles actually say. Appended to the end of this post are the principles from Google and Microsoft, thoughts from Salesforce.org (closely aligned with Salesforce), and AI principles from three groups not aligned with specific companies.

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Marko Kounalakis: World Affairs

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Maine Public
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Marko Kounalakis talks with Matthias Lüfkens, founder of Twiplomacy, and Charlie Warzel, op-ed journalist for The New York Times, concerning leadership and governance in 280 characters or less.

Analysis and Commentary

Tesla's Troubles

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 11, 2019

However, there is a problem: today, most OEMs [Original Equipment Manufacturers] do not make a profit from the sale of EVs [electric vehicles]. In fact, these vehicles often cost $12,000 more to produce than comparable vehicles powered by internal-combustion engines (ICEs) in the small- to midsize-car segment and the small-utility-vehicle segment (Exhibit 1).

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