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Governance in an Emerging New World

EVT 575
Apr 8—May 15
4:00 pm—5:15 pm
Hauck Auditorium, David & Joan Traitel Building
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Open to the public. Advance registration is required. For questions and more information about this series, please visit the Hoover Institution website or call (650) 723-1754.
Status: Closed

George Shultz has observed that the world ahead will not be like the world behind us. His project on Governance in an Emerging New World explores the challenge posed by changing demographics, the information and communications revolution, emerging technologies, and new means of production of goods near where they are used. Its contributors aim to understand the impact of these global transformations on our democracy, our economy, and our national security, and on other countries, including Russia and China.

Health and the Changing Environment

Monday, April 8
4:00 pm—5:15 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

The changing environment is introducing new health risks and challenges alongside an increasingly interconnected world. Extreme weather events and warming climates encourage infectious diseases and pandemics to spread. Panelists will discuss the health and social consequences of climate change and how new technologies enable us to mitigate their effects. The April 8 speakers include:
Milana Boukhman, Stanford
Kari Nadeau, Stanford
Stephen Quake, Stanford
Moderator: Lucy Shapiro, Stanford

The Middle East in an Emerging World

Monday, April 22
4:00 pm—5:15 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

Political upheaval, violence, and the Sunni-Shia divide have defined the Middle East and North Africa to outside observers for many years, but states across the region also confront shared global challenges of demographic transitions and governance in the age of social media, as well as the compelling economic potential of new technologies. The discussion will address what these profound challenges mean for Saudi Arabia, Iran, Turkey, Egypt and North Africa, and Israel. The April 22 speakers include:
Moulay Hicham Alaoui, Harvard
Houssem Aoudi, Tunisian Entrepreneur
Lisa Blaydes, Stanford
Arye Carmon, Hoover Institution
Aykan Erdemir, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Moderator: Abbas Milani, Hoover Institution

Emerging Technology and the U.S. Economy

Monday, May 6
4:00 pm—5:15 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

Artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, and other new technologies appear poised to transform the world economy, and, though the transition may be painful, the United States is well-positioned to take advantage of these new opportunities. Panelists will discuss the impact of changing demographics and advancing technology on the U.S. economy and what the United States can do to manage these changes and seize their potential, including improving the educational system, removing bias in AI, and ensuring a growing, productive population. The May 6 speakers include:
Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute for Technology
Dipayan Ghosh, Harvard
Jim Hollifield, Southern Methodist University
Van Ton-Quinlivan, California Community Colleges
Moderator: TBA

Stability in the Emerging World

Wednesday, May 15
4:00 pm—5:15 pm, Hauck Auditorium, Traitel Building

The global transformations brought about by changing demographics, advancing technology, and climate change pose great challenges for democracy and political stability. Panelists will assess the implications looking forward for democratic governance worldwide, and also recall the history of an earlier time when questions were raised about the capacity of democratic governments to meet the challenges brought about by technological and social changes. The May 15 speakers include:
Larry Diamond, Hoover Institution, Stanford
Mo Fiorina, Hoover Institution
Jack Goldstone, George Mason University
Charlie Hill, Hoover Institution and Yale University
Moderator: TBA
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