2019 Fall Retreat

The retreat began on a serious and at times emotional note as Hoover Fellow Peter Robinson interviewed Hong Kong protest leader Jimmy Lai.
In the Monday morning session, Hoover fellows Lee Ohanian, Scott Altas, MD, Niall Ferguson, and John Cochrane offered withering, fact-based critiques of socialism and equally fact-based defenses of freedom and free markets.
In the Monday morning session, Hoover fellows Lee Ohanian, Scott Altas, MD, Niall Ferguson, and John Cochrane offered withering, fact-based critiques of socialism and equally fact-based defenses of freedom and free markets.
In the Monday morning session, Hoover fellows Lee Ohanian, Scott Altas, MD, Niall Ferguson, and John Cochrane offered withering, fact-based critiques of socialism and equally fact-based defenses of freedom and free markets.
In the Monday morning session, Hoover fellows Lee Ohanian, Scott Altas, MD, Niall Ferguson, and John Cochrane offered withering, fact-based critiques of socialism and equally fact-based defenses of freedom and free markets.
Kevin Hassett, former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and newly branded Hoover fellow, offered a lesson in history and economics as he reviewed the Trump economic record and put it in context of American history.
On Monday evening, renowned historian George Nash offered eye-opening remarks in “The Hoover Institution in Historical Perspective.”
To close the retreat, Hoover Fellow Shelby Steele interviewed Robert Woodson Sr. to ask: Is conservativism the antidote to poverty?
Attendees enjoyed warm weather between talks ranging from the lighthearted to more serious discussions of momentous issues.