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Governance In An Emerging New World: Latin America

Monday, December 3, 2018

Foreign policy starts in the neighborhood. Mexico, Central America, and South America are at the tail-end of decades of rapid workforce growth, a period during which migration was central to their relationships with the United States. The panel will address how a tighter labor supply, alongside new means of production, will affect the economic development of our southern neighbors. It will also consider whether the public transparency offered by new forms of communications can improve governance, and with it, growth.

The Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "Latin America In An Emerging World" on Monday, December 3, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST. The event will also be Livestreamed and can be viewed here.

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Governance In An Emerging New World: The Information Challenge to Democracy

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The communications revolution has surrounded society with information, some right and some wrong, and enabled people to communicate and organize like never before. It gives new dimensions to the old challenge of governing over diversity. Participants will examine the rapid spread of information and means of communicating and suggest responses to the governance challenges posed by social media, fake news, and the decline of confidence in institutions.

Featuring Niall Ferguson and Joseph Nye, and moderated by Condoleezza, the Hoover Institution will host a public panel discussion "The Information Challenge to Democracy" on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST. The event will also be Livestreamed and can be viewed here.

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The Influence of Current Demographic Processes on International Relations and International Security: The Russian Take

by Anatoly Vishnevskyvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

One of the key developments in 20th and 21st century history has been the demographic revolution, or demographic transition, which radically changed the course of fundamental demographic processes involving the birth rate, mortality and migration. Demographic change affects the international situation both directly and indirectly, through the social processes experienced by all societies which embrace this change.

Analysis and Commentary

Cause, Effect, And Carbon

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

“As fires rage up and down the state of California, costing our taxpayers billions of dollars and threatening our families’ health—- the need for California to move to 100% clean, renewable energy could not be more urgent,” said Mr. de León in a statement. Sen. Kevin de León, a Democrat who is waging a long-shot run for a U.S. Senate seat against incumbent Dianne Feinstein.

Analysis and Commentary

WSJ Interview With George Gilder

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

My Hoover colleague Tunku Varadarajan did an excellent interview in the Wall Street Journal (gated) with George Gilder, who has been on the leading edge of understand the computer revolution for over 30 years. In fact, he did an entry for the first edition of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics titled “Computer Industry.”

Analysis and Commentary

Indoctrination Saturation

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 4, 2018

A definition of totalitarianism might be the saturation of every facet of daily life by political agendas and social-justice messaging. At the present rate, America will soon resemble the dystopias of novels such as 1984 and Brave New World in which all aspects of life are warped by an all-encompassing ideology of coerced sameness. 

In the News

Trump's 'Space Force' Could Propel Southern California's Aerospace Industry

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 31, 2018

“You can’t just go out in the middle of Iowa and try to create a center for space,” said Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), a retired Air Force officer. “So Southern California is very well situated” to get substantial benefits. The extent of the benefits would depend on where the headquarters is located, how much is spent on new satellites and other space systems, and how many people and programs now in the Air Force and other existing armed services might be shifted to the new force.

Analysis and Commentary

Sage Against The Machine

by Tunku Varadarajanvia The Wall Street Journal
Friday, August 31, 2018

A leading Google critic on why he thinks the era of ‘big data’ is done, why he opposes Trump’s talk of regulation, and the promise of blockchain.

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Cyberspectives: Lillian Ablon On Global Markets For Zero-Day Exploits And Stolen Data

interview with Lillian Ablonvia Cyberspectives
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RAND Corporation researcher Lillian Ablon discusses global markets for stolen digital data and zero-day exploits, the longevity of zero-day vulnerabilities, and the resulting impact on business risk profiles.

In the News

Trump's 'Space Force' Could Propel Southern California's Aerospace Industry

quoting Lee Ohanianvia Los Angeles Times
Friday, August 31, 2018
One of the big winners from President Trump’s push for a new military service called “space force” may be one of his least favorite places — California.

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The Task Force on Energy Policy addresses energy policy in the United States and its effects on our domestic and international political priorities, particularly our national security.

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