Hoover’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law holds inaugural dinner, discussion of legal issues surrounding terrorism
Members of the Hoover Institution’s recently established Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law held their inaugural dinner January 10 during which the formation and goals of the new task force were discussed.
Hoover Fellows Launch Human Prosperity Project With Discussion About The Philosophical Foundations Of Socialism And Free-Market Capitalism
The Hoover Institution launched its Human Prosperity Project at its Johnson Center in Washington, DC, with a discussion about the philosophical foundations of socialism and free-market capitalism.
The opening of the Hoover Institution 2019 Fall Retreat—the final retreat of Hoover’s centennial year—could not have been more appropriate. Hoover fellow Peter Robinson, Murdoch Distinguished Policy Fellow, sat on a stage before the dinner audience. Across from him sat Jimmy Lai, Chinese entrepreneur, publisher, and longtime advocate for human rights. Lai is a prominent leader of the recent Hong Kong protests against encroachment by the Communist Chinese government.
A book party to signal the debut of Preventing Surprise Attacks: Intelligence Reform in the Wake of 9/11, by the Honorable Richard A. Posner, was held June 7 in Washington, D.C.
As Barack Obama begins his second term as president of the United States, the nation faces a range of formidable challenges at the intersection of which are national security and law.
What is it like to spend a day at the Hoover Institution? According to Dan Spencer, “the experience caused [him] to appreciate [his] education in political science, international affairs, economics, administration and the law, but wishing for more. The discussions were all intellectually stimulating and very interesting. It’s been some time since I have been immersed in an academic environment.”
In this edition, members of the Hoover Institution’s Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law deftly explore the complex considerations—technological, legal, political, and strategic—that should inform government’s ability to conduct electronic surveillance and keep secrets while protecting citizens’ rights and ensuring democratic accountability.
Hoover Institution: In Countering Terrorism Richard A. Posner Examines Intelligence Reform, Proposes Alternative Approaches
In his new book Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007), the Honorable Richard A. Posner examines the Intelligence Reform Act of 2004 and its implementation and looks at alternative approaches to counterterrorism that go beyond that of intelligence reform.
Hoover Institution: Fight Club Politics Author Juliet Eilperin Uncovers How Leadership in the House of Representatives Has Failed America
Hoover Institution: In Uncertain Shield Richard A. Posner Examines U.S. Intelligence Efforts since 9/11
Filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick debate the bombing of Hiroshima in a new documentary titled The Bomb. Although most people believe that the bomb was necessary to end World War II, Stone and Kuznick think that it wasn’t, explaining their reasoning using recently unclassified documents and archival findings. The showing of the documentary will take place on Friday, February 22, 2013, in the Lane History Corner, Stanford University. Click here for more information.
Hoover Institution’s Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson to Run Exclusively on WallStreetJournal.com
The Hoover Institution today announced that its long-standing television/web series, Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, a forum for scholars, political leaders, journalists, and newsmakers to share their views with host and former presidential speechwriter Peter Robinson, will now run exclusively on the Wall Street Journal’s opinion page and on OpinionJournal.com.
The Road Ahead for the Fed, by George Shultz, Allan Meltzer, Peter Fisher, Donald Kohn, James Hamilton, John Taylor, Myron Scholes, Darrell Duffie, Andrew Crockett, Michael Halloran, Richard Herring, and John Ciorciari
In this new book, The Road Ahead for the Fed (Hoover Press, 2009), coeditors John B. Taylor and John D. Ciorciari bring together twelve leading experts to examine and debate proposals for financial reform and exit strategies from the financial crisis.
Peter Schweizer’s Makers and Takers examines conservative/liberal divide and the ways in which conservatives are happier
In Makers and Takers, a new volume by Peter Schweizer, a Hoover Institution research fellow, you will discover why...
In the November/December 2012 issue of Stanford Magazine, Peter Schweizer, the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, is featured discussing legislation and his current research. Last year, the CBS news magazine 60 Minutes featured Schweizer, spotlighting his book Throw Them All Out: How Politicians and Their Friends Get Rich off Insider Stock Tips, Land Deals, and Cronyism That Would Send the Rest of Us to Prison.Feedback from the program helped pass the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, which prohibits members and employees of Congress from using nonpublic information for private gain.
William F. Buckley, a founder of the American conservative movement and host of Firing Line, the nation’s longest-running televised public affairs program, takes his final bow today at HBO Studios in Manhattan.
An episode of political violence in London a hundred years ago, featuring a cast of characters including revolutionaries from the Russian Empire, Winston Churchill, and the czarist secret police (the Okhrana) is in the news again, at least in Latvia, where the revolutionaries came from. The episode, known as the Siege of Sidney Street, has never completely disappeared from popular folklore in London, even figuring as part of the inspiration for an Alfred Hitchcock film (The Man Who Knew Too Much). Despite its notoriety, the incident has faded from history, eclipsed first by the outbreak of World War I and by much larger events such as the 1917 Russian revolution.