The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Spring Retreat beginning on Sunday, April 21, 2013, with before-dinner remarks by Kevin Warsh, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and a lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. His speech, titled “The Economy over the Horizon: Unknown Knowns,” emphasized the importance of the state of the economy, which currently has a 2 percent growth rate, and understanding the concept of “unknown knowns,” a reference to former secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld.
The Hoover Institution's Fall 2005 Retreat brought together Hoover fellows and guest speakers to address a wide-ranging set of public policy issues.
In 2018, the United States faced many issues at home and abroad: immigration, trade, Supreme Court justices, health care reform and Medicare for All (M4A), socialism, entitlement spending, the Middle East, Russia, North Korea, China, and the midterm elections, as well as infrastructure, deficits and debt, and tax reform. Throughout it all, in publications across the country, Hoover fellows offered their solid, creative, thoughtful, and scholarly insight, ideas, and policy recommendations. Here is a selection of their work.
A Hoover Forum on Politics, Economics, and Society took place on Tuesday, December 2, led by David Brady, Hoover deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow. Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, joined Brady in leading a discussion about domestic and foreign policy issues
The Hoover Institution’s 2010 Spring Retreat began on Sunday, April 25, with before-dinner remarks by veteran TV writer and producer Rob Long, a contributing editor for the National Review and Newsweek International.
The Honorable John Howard, former Australian prime minister, offered before–dinner remarks at the Hoover Institution’s April 2009 Spring Retreat on Sunday, April 26.
The Hoover Institution's 2005 Spring Retreat, April 24-26, opened with analysis and commentary by scholar Fouad Ajami at dinner Sunday, April 24.
The power of President Lincoln’s written words; the long war in Iraq; and the possible presidential candidates for the 2008 elections were among the diverse topics discussed at the Hoover Institution retreat held October 28 – 30. The retreat offered participants the opportunity to learn about current issues and historical events from leading experts in their fields.
Hoover senior fellow Stephen Haber was awarded the Allan V. Cox Medal for faculty excellence in fostering undergraduate research
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the A. A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford, where he is a professor of political science and professor of history, was awarded the 2009 Allan V. Cox Medal.
Abebe Gellaw, the Peter and Frances Duignan Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution, was named a Young Global Leader for 2010 by the World Economic Forum.
The Fall of the Berlin Wall After Ten Years, Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War. A symposium sponsored by the Hoover Institution and The William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy.
The Hoover Institution is pleased to announce the fourth issue of Strategika. This issue asks a significant, but often ignored question: What do the jihadists want? Max Boot analyzes the history of jihadism in Chechnya beginning in the 19th century, and elucidates the lessons we can learn from this historical example. In the featured commentary essays, Josef Joffe examines the contradictions in the stated aims of jihadi terrorism, while Peter R. Mansoor explores the activities of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
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A workshop on deterrence in a changing world was held at Hoover on May 16, 2012 to examine the arguments that support the status quo in nuclear deterrence strategies. Participants commented on a paper presented by Benoit Pelopidas, a French scholar who is now a lecturer at the University of Bristol, England. Experts on several regions of the world assessed how nations in those regions would react to the debate over nuclear deterrence; two distinguished religious leaders reviewed the ethics of nuclear deterrence in contemporary conditions. (This summary report was written by Peter Jones, a Hoover visiting fellow.)
The Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson will appear on the new Fox Nation streaming service on Nov. 29 with an exclusive interview of economist and Hoover senior fellow Thomas Sowell.
Uncommon Knowledge turns 22.
On January 26, Bates discussed the causes of political disorder in Africa, which he attributed, in part, to economic decline, militarization of society, and insecure elites who abandoned their people.