The Hoover Institution hosted its annual Board of Overseers’ summer meeting during July 9–11, 2013.
The program began on Tuesday evening with before-dinner remarks by Paul D. Clement, a partner at Bancroft PLLC. Clement served as the forty-third solicitor general of the United States from June 2005 until June 2008. He has argued more than sixty-five cases before the US Supreme Court. During Clement’s speech, titled “Federalism in the Roberts Court,” he talked about the revitalization of federalism in the Rehnquist court “imposing some limits on the federal government’s power vis-a-vis the states.”
P. J. O’Rourke and Former Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Richard Myers Deliver Before-Dinner Remarks at Retreat.
A look at the 2019 Summer Policy Boot Camp.
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 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 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.
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.
Stephen Haber, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Victor Menaldo, a national fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2009–10, worked together to write Rainfall, Human Capital, and Democracy, which has received excellent reviews from the Wall Street Journal. They say, the parts of the world suited to grain-growing have developed the institutions that build equitably distributed human capital and hence democracy.” Click here to read the full article.
Richard Epstein, the Peter and Kirsten Bedford Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Joseph D. McNamara, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and former chief of police for the city of San Jose, California, are two of seven invited contributors to a New York Times debate. Epstein talks about the Second Amendment in his “Misinterpreting the Right to Bear Arms.” McNamara’s response is titled “Not All Convicts Are Created Equal.”
The Talk of the Tower, fall edition, is now available. It includes an introduction to new Hoover fellow Joshua D. Rauh, Advancing a Free Society’s new issue-specific channels, former president George W. Bush’s appearance on Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson, the ten newly elected members of the Board of Overseers, the Leadership Forum, and a section on Hoover fellows speaking at Stanford and on the road.
As you endure the long hours of holiday travel, listen to Hoover’s top scholars offer their thoughtful analytic perspective on the big issues of 2017.
The ten-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks recently passed. Shortly after September 11, 2001, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson interviewed George P. Shultz on the war on terrorism in “Enemy at the Gates: The War on Terrorism.” “We should change the inflection in our voices when we say, that's history.
How has 9/11 affected our society today? Shortly after 9/11, Uncommon Knowledge host Peter Robinson interviewed Milton Friedman on the economic impact of the September 11 attacks. The recording is titled “Economics and War: The Economic Impact of the War on Terrorism.” The September 11 attacks in New York and Washington have already cost America thousands of lives and billions of dollars in damages. But those are only the direct costs. How severe and how lasting will the impact be on our economy as whole?
On December 17, 2011, Michael McFaul, the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political science at Stanford University, was confirmed as the next United States ambassador to Russia. McFaul is currently on leave from his position at Hoover to serve as special assistant to President Obama for national security affairs and senior director for Russian and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council. McFaul has become known in Washington as a passionate defender of Mr. Obama’s policy, arguing that the United States can speak out on democracy and Georgia while still seeking cooperation with Moscow in other areas.
Read more about McFaul’s appointment in Businessweek.
Canadian minister of defense visits Hoover and cites a long history of cooperation between the United States and Canada
Acknowledging the long history of cooperation between the United State and Canada during times of armed conflict, the Honorable Peter MacKay, Canada’s minister of national defense, cited that cooperation in a roundtable meeting with Hoover fellows on Thursday, February 23, 2012, the culmination of the minister’s daylong meetings in Silicon Valley and at Stanford University.
The roundtable, hosted by Condoleezza Rice, the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow at Hoover, included discussions of the future of NATO, the conflict in Afghanistan and its implication for future conflicts, and the use of technology in intelligence gathering, all of which relate to the importance of international security and defense cooperation, Canada’s contributions to global security, and the strength of Canada’s long-standing defense and security relationship with the United States.
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, was recently awarded the 2012 Premio Manuel Espinosa Yglesias for best essay on banking and foreign entry into Mexico from the book These Are the ‘Good Old Days’: Foreign Entry and the Mexican Banking System, written with Aldo Musacchio.
Never Such Innocence: British Images of the First World War, an exhibit at the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, features two approaches to engaging the British in the First World War (1914–18): one by the British government in thousands of posters and the other, nonofficial war art, poetry, and photographs by disillusioned British soldiers. Members of the class History and the Arts: Modern Britain, taught by Stanford history professor Peter Stansky, provided the text and chose the images for the exhibition.