Risks & Answers: Hoover Fellows Brief Supporters on Pressing Threats to Our Free Society and How to Respond

Michael McFaul, former US ambassador to Russia and the Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at Hoover, used history and his personal observations to explain Vladimir Putin’s strategic aims and why the Russian leader is more dangerous than ever.
Kiron Skinner, the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at Hoover and an expert on international relations and national security, gave an incisive critique of the last two decades of US defense strategy. She also explained how President Trump could be pivoting to a new, more effective, rebalanced model.
Niall Ferguson, prize-winning historian and author and the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at Hoover, offered a rousing call to reclaim historical education from forces that would turn it into a tool to advance identity politics.
Shelby Steele, the Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow and a scholar of race relations, multiculturalism, and affirmative action, explained how a misguided conception of race has advanced policies that are actually harmful to minorities.
John Taylor, a leading monetary policy authority and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Hoover, drew back the curtain on high-level policy discussions to forecast future developments in the US economy.
Attendees enjoyed warm, sunny weather and stimulating company in the David and Joan Traitel Building’s Fairweather Courtyard, as well as in Hauck Auditorium, Blount Hall, and other spaces.