Hoover Institution Board of Overseers Holds Meetings in Washington, DC, Featuring Senior Trump Administration Officials
The Hoover Institution Board of Overseers convened in Washington, DC, for its 2020 Winter Retreat, which featured discussions by Hoover fellows and senior Trump administration officials, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
In the 17th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows explore the Communist Party of China’s designs to impose authoritarian rule over what has historically been a relatively independent and free Hong Kong.
In the 18th edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows discuss the success of charter schools and why teachers’ unions oppose them; the national struggle over reopening schools amid the COVID-19 crisis; and the future of American education beyond the pandemic.
The twelfth edition of the Decision 2020 Report explores how the COVID-19 outbreak has brought to the surface old frictions and stark differences in the behaviors of free societies and authoritarian governments.
In the twentieth edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows assess the economic, national security, and geopolitical implications of innovations in artificial intelligence (AI).
In the twenty-second and final edition of the Decision 2020 Report, Hoover fellows analyze the policy implications of government regulation and antitrust litigation against big technology firms.
The Hoover Institution Spring 2012 Retreat began on Sunday, April 22, 2012, with before-dinner remarks by John Stossel, a commentator on the Fox Business Network, where he hosts Stossel, a weekly program highlighting current consumer issues from a libertarian viewpoint. Before joining Fox, he coanchored ABC’s prime-time news magazine show 20/20. He discussed his new book No, They Can’t: Why Government Fails—but Individuals Succeed, which depicts Stossel’s ideas of “what we’re imprinted to believe and what reality has taught [him].” Stossel, in talking about how people are unsatisfied with the government today and how the free market system works better for our society, stressed how “central planning appeals to people” and how we are “programmed to follow the central planner.”
The prime minister of Estonia, Andrus Ansip, was a featured speaker at the Hoover Institution retreat November 29 and 30. In his talk, “How a Former Soviet Satellite Became One of the World’s Most Free Economies,” Ansip said that “freedom means something very special to Estonians. Freedom for us means the right to decide our own future; the right to run our own affairs, in both the political and economic sense; we know what it’s like to live without freedom; and we know that freedom is not free.”
STANFORD—Discussions of economic policy dominated the Hoover Institution’s retreat held October 17 to 19. Leading economists provided analysis and strategy regarding the fiscal crisis, both on understanding it and on how to effect a recovery.
The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 10–12, 2012.
The program began on Tuesday evening with two dinner presentations hosted by John Raisian. Hoover fellows Daniel Kessler and Michael McConnell discussed “Health Care and the Constitution,” with McConnell beginning by speaking to the current health care situation as affected by the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act and explained the difference between mandates enforced by a penalty versus a tax. Kessler spoke about changing the subsidy formula, Medicaid and Medicare, and the need to “get costs down.”
The Hoover Institution Fall Retreat, October 24-26, 2004, again captured the times with speakers addressing current public policy and events that affect our lives.
NSAF Profile: US Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Warren Cook on Optimizing the Marines Performance with Best Practices from Tech and Pro Sports
Lieutenant Colonel Warren C. Cook Jr., representing the US Marine Corps, is a National Security Affairs Fellow (NSAF) for the academic year 2019–20 at the Hoover Institution. In this interview, Lt. Col. Cook discusses his 20-year journey in the Marine Corps and many diverse assignments, including serving as aide to General James Mattis (now Davies Family Distinguished Fellow), leading Marines in deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, and commanding Marine recruiters in the greater Los Angeles area. Lt. Col. Cook also discussed his research focus at the Hoover Institution about how the Marine Corps can optimize lethality through best practices used in the sectors of technology and professional sports.
The year 2016 brought enormous expansion to Hoover Library & Archives’ digitization initiatives, outreach efforts, scholarship, and student engagement. In addition to adding new acquisitions to our collections, we organized well-attended exhibitions, events, and workshops that highlighted the richness of our holdings and the connections of history to policy. The year also yielded increased media coverage of our dynamic and diverse materials and programs.
The following Q&A is based on an interview conducted on Hoover’s Area 45 podcast by Virginia Hobbs Carpenter Fellow in Journalism Bill Whalen with senior fellows David Brady and Douglas Rivers about their 2020 presidential election predictions.