Talks from the Hoover Institution
The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights | Day 1

The Rise Of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights | Day 1

September 29, 2020
Tuesday, September 29, 2020

The Hoover Institution is co-hosting The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference on September 29, October 1, October 6, and October 9, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PDT.

The 1st day of The Rise of Digital Authoritarianism: China, AI, & Human Rights Conference featured opening remarks by Condoleezza Rice, director of the Hoover Institution and a panel discussion on "How AI is powering China's Domestic Surveillance State How is AI exacerbating surveillance risks and enabling digital authoritarianism?" This session will examine both state-sponsored applications and Chinese commercial services.

China, Hong Kong, And The Future Of Freedom: A Dialogue Between Director Condoleezza Rice And Lord Chris Patten

China, Hong Kong, And The Future Of Freedom: A Dialogue Between Director Condoleezza Rice And Lord Chris Patten

September 23, 2020

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PDT.

The Hoover Institution hosts China, Hong Kong, and the Future of Freedom: A Dialogue Between Director Condoleezza Rice and Lord Chris Patten.

You are cordially invited to a special event marking the launch of the Hoover Institution's new project on China's Global Sharp Power.

Hoover Institution Director Condoleezza Rice and Lord Chris Patten engage in a wide-ranging discussion about China's deepening authoritarianism, its escalating assault on Hong Kong's freedom and way of life, and the challenge that China's intensifying assertion of "sharp power" poses to democracies worldwide.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Condoleezza Rice is the Tad and Dianne Taube Director of the Hoover Institution and the Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy. In addition, she is a founding partner of Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC, an international strategic consulting firm. Rice served as the sixty-sixth secretary of state of the United States (2005-2009) and as President George W. Bush’s national security adviser (2001 to 2005).

Lord Chris Patten is chancellor of the University of Oxford. During a career in government, he was chairman of the Conservative Party (1990-92), the United Kingdom’s last governor of Hong Kong (1992-97), European Commissioner for External Relations (1999-2004), and chairman of the BBC Trust (2011-2014). He chaired the International Crisis Group (2004-11), and is a commander of France’s Legion of Honor (2016). Lord Patten is the author of several books, including most recently First Confession: A Sort of Memoir (2017).

The Threat From North Korea And The Future Of The South Korean – American Alliance

The Threat From North Korea And The Future Of The South Korean – American Alliance

September 22, 2020

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Hoover Institution

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ho-Young Ahn, President of University of North Korean Studies on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9:00 AM PT.

In this second episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Ahn discuss the daunting challenges South Korea faces with North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions and China’s political and economic aggression. South Korea’s relationship with Japan is increasingly strained due to historical grievances as South Korea-U.S. relations are complicated due to anti-alliance sentiment among a vocal minority of South Koreans as well as demands from American leaders that South Korea share more of the defense burden.

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Ho-Young Ahn, President of University of North Korean Studies on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 9AM PT. In this second episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Ahn discuss the daunting challenges South Korea faces with North Korea’s nuclear and missile ambitions and China’s political and economic aggression. South Korea’s relationship with Japan is increasingly strained due to historical grievances as South Korea-U.S. relations are complicated due to anti-alliance sentiment among a vocal minority of South Koreans as well as demands from American leaders that South Korea share more of the defense burden.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Ho-Young Ahn is President of University of North Korean Studies. From 2013 to 2017, he was South Korea’s Ambassador to the U.S. and prior to that served as First Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

H. R. McMaster is the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also the Bernard and Susan Liautaud Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute and lecturer at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. He was the 26th assistant to the president for National Security Affairs. Upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1984, McMaster served as a commissioned officer in the United States Army for thirty-four years before retiring as a Lieutenant General in June 2018.

ABOUT THE SERIES
Battlegrounds provides a needed forum with leaders from key countries to share their assessment of problem sets and opportunities that have implications for U.S. foreign policy and national security strategy. Each episode features H.R. McMaster in a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future. “Listening and learning from those who have deep knowledge of our most crucial challenges is the first step in crafting the policies we need to secure peace and prosperity for future generations.”

For more information, visit: https://www.hoover.org/battlegrounds_perspectives. Pick up a copy of "Battlegrounds: The Fight To Defend The Free World," by H.R. McMaster here - https://www.hoover.org/research/battlegrounds-fight-defend-free-world 

America’s Longest War And The Prospects For Peace In Afghanistan

America’s Longest War And The Prospects For Peace In Afghanistan

September 22, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Hoover Institution
 

H.R. McMaster in conversation with Mohammad Haneef Atmar, Foreign Minister of Afghanistan.

In this inaugural episode of Battlegrounds, H.R. McMaster and Ambassador Atmar discuss this critical time for Afghanistan. They will look at how the past impacts the present, the role of Afghanistan’s neighbors and what is at stake for the United States, Afghanistan, and the world as Afghanistan moves towards peace.

Property Rights, Innovation, And Prosperity

Property Rights, Innovation, And Prosperity

September 17, 2020

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Hoover Institution

Property Rights, Innovation, And Prosperity with Terry Anderson and Stephen Haber.

The Hoover Institution presents an online virtual speaker series based on the scholarly research and commentary written by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism. This project objectively investigates the historical record to assess the consequences for human welfare, individual liberty, and interactions between nations of various economic systems ranging from pure socialism to free-market capitalism. Each session will include thoughtful and informed analysis from our top scholars.

FEATURING
Terry L. Anderson has been a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution since 1998 and is currently the John and Jean De Nault Senior Fellow. He is the past president of the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, MT, and a Professor Emeritus at Montana State University where he won many teaching awards during his 25 year career.

Stephen Haber is 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 University. In addition, he is a professor of political science, professor of history, and professor of economics (by courtesy), as well as a senior fellow of both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Center for International Development.

MODERATED BY
Russ Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He founded the award-winning weekly podcast EconTalk in 2006. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Piketty, Christopher Hitchens, Bill James, Nassim Taleb, Michael Lewis, and Mariana Mazzucato. All 675+ episodes remain available free of charge at EconTalk.org and reach an audience of over 100,000 listeners around the world.

For more information on this initiative, click here - https://www.hoover.org/research-teams/human-prosperity-project-socialism-and-free-market-capitalism.

To view the upcoming events, click here - https://www.hoover.org/research/human-prosperity-project-socialism-and-free-market-capitalism-speaker-series 

A Conversation With Senator Hawley

A Conversation With Senator Hawley

September 16, 2020

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Senator Josh Hawley in conversation with Lanhee Chen on Capital Conversations

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Senator Josh Hawley was elected to the United States Senate in 2018. He is recognized as one of the nation’s leading constitutional lawyers. The youngest Senator in America, Senator Hawley serves on the following Senate Committees: Judiciary, Armed Services, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and the Special Committee on Aging.

Lanhee Chen is the David and Diane Steffy Fellow in American Public Policy Studies at the Hoover Institution, and Director of Domestic Policy Studies in the Public Policy Program at Stanford. In 2012, he was policy director of the Romney-Ryan campaign and advised Senator Marco Rubio's 2016 presidential bid. He was a member of the Social Security Advisory Board and served as a senior appointee at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the George W. Bush Administration.

The Future Of Foreign Policy And Alliances

The Future Of Foreign Policy And Alliances

September 10, 2020

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Senator Rand Paul and Hoover Institution fellow Kiron Skinner discuss The Future of Foreign Policy and Alliances

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Senator Rand Paul was elected to the United States Senate in 2010. He is known for advocating for liberty and championing fiscal responsibility. He currently serves on the following Senate Committees: Homeland Security and Government Affairs, Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Committee on Health, Education & Labor, and Committee on Foreign Relations.

Kiron K. Skinner is the W. Glenn Campbell Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution and the Taube Professor of International Relations and Politics at Carnegie Mellon University. She recently served as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State and Director of Policy Planning. She is now a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Business Board. Her areas of expertise are international relations, international security, US foreign policy, and political strategy. Skinner is an award-winning and best-selling author. Her co-authored books Reagan, In His Own Hand (2001) and Reagan, A Life in Letters (2003) were New York Times best sellers. Earlier in her career, Skinner served on the Defense Department’s Defense Policy Board, and was a foreign policy surrogate to the Bush-Cheney reelection campaign in 2004 and the Trump-Pence campaign in 2016.

The Case For Economic Freedom

The Case For Economic Freedom

September 4, 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Hoover Institution

The Hoover Institution presents an online virtual speaker series based on the scholarly research and commentary written by Hoover fellows participating in the Human Prosperity Project on Socialism and Free-Market Capitalism. This project objectively investigates the historical record to assess the consequences for human welfare, individual liberty, and interactions between nations of various economic systems ranging from pure socialism to free-market capitalism. Each session will include thoughtful and informed analysis from our top scholars.

FEATURING
George P. Shultz has had a distinguished career in government, in academia, and in the world of business. He is one of two individuals who have held four different federal cabinet posts; he has taught at three of this country’s great universities; and for eight years he was president of a major engineering and construction company.

John B. Taylor is the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at the Hoover Institution and the Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University. He chairs the Hoover Working Group on Economic Policy and is director of Stanford’s Introductory Economics Center.

MODERATED BY
Russ Roberts is the John and Jean De Nault Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He founded the award-winning weekly podcast EconTalk in 2006. Past guests include Milton Friedman, Martha Nussbaum, Thomas Piketty, Christopher Hitchens, Bill James, Nassim Taleb, Michael Lewis, and Mariana Mazzucato. All 675+ episodes remain available free of charge at EconTalk.org and reach an audience of over 100,000 listeners around the world.

For more information on this initiative, click here - https://www.hoover.org/research-teams/human-prosperity-project-socialism-and-free-market-capitalism.

To view the upcoming events, click here - https://www.hoover.org/research/human-prosperity-project-socialism-and-free-market-capitalism-speaker-series 

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