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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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Featured

Is Chaos An Impeachable Offense?

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Until 2017, there were certain political assumptions that most people no longer really believed but also preferred not to question — given the likely animus from the so-called bipartisan establishment, a naked entity which, by convention, we all agreed was splendidly clothed.

Economic GrowthFeatured

How To Improve California’s Poorly Performing Education System? Reforming Antiquated Teacher Compensation Practices Will Have A Big Effect

by Lee Ohanianvia California on Your Mind
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

In a market economy, employee compensation inevitably depends on employee performance and productivity. But there is one incredibly important occupation in which compensation depends very little on performance—public school teaching. 

In the News

Stanford Prof. Michael McConnell On The Kavanaugh Nomination

quoting Michael McConnellvia Reason
Monday, September 10, 2018

The opposition to Kavanaugh is actually not about him, but about the man who nominated him, Donald Trump. Democratic senators — especially those running for president or for re-election in liberal states — want to show their political base that they are part of the resistance to everything Trump stands for.

Featured

Hoover Institution fellow Adam White Testifies At Kavanaugh Hearing

featuring Adam J. Whitevia The Weekly Standard
Monday, September 10, 2018
Adam White on Brett Kavanaugh.
In the News

Globalism Undermines Patriotism

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia The Patriot Post
Monday, September 10, 2018

Are patriotism and corporate multinationalism mutually exclusive concepts? In an age where socialism, despite its disastrous historical track record, is more popular than capitalism among Millennials, that question can no longer be ignored. 

Interviews

Lanhee Chen: NYT Anonymous Op-Ed, Woodward Book, Trump Presidency

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, September 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen participates in a roundtable discussion about the week in politics, including the op-ed by an alleged senior administration official published anonymously in The New York Times.

Essays

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.

Essays

Russia and the Solecism of Power

by David Hollowayvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Nearly every discussion about Russia raises three questions: Who is to blame?  What is to be done?  And where is Russia heading?  This paper focuses on the third question, though the other two cannot be ignored entirely. Now is a particularly appropriate time to ask where Russia is headed, for the world is undergoing profound and rapid transformation at several levels. We are witnessing dramatic technological changes. These processes of change and transformation – technological, economic, demographic, and climatic – present great challenges for governance at all levels.  

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Area 45: Michael Anton On “The Flight 93 Election” Two Years Later

with Michael Antonvia Area 45
Monday, September 17, 2018

The choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is not unlike the doomed airliner that crashed during the 9/11 attacks according to Hillsdale College political lecturer and research fellow, Michael Anton.

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