After a very successful launch last summer, Stanford’s Hoover Institution is again offering a one-week public policy boot camp this coming August 19-25. This “residential immersion program” is aimed at college students and recent graduates. It consists of lectures, workshops, informal discussions, and active collaboration with study groups outside of class. It covers the essentials of today’s national and international policy issues. It requires a 100% time commitment for the whole one-week program, but if last year is any indicator both faculty and students will find it to be rewarding and fun.
As with last year the teachers in the program are faculty and fellows from the Hoover Institution, which includes scholars in economics, government, political science, and related fields. This summer the lineup includes economists Terry Anderson, Michael Boskin, John Cogan, Caroline Hoxby, Edward Lazear, Joshua Rauh, George Shultz, Amit Seru, and me, along with political science and national security experts Scott Atlas, David Brady, James Ellis, Stephen Haber, Daniel Heil, Michael McConnell, Kori Schake, Kiron Skinner, and Bill Whalen. Last year I talked about monetary policy and the Fed, and I will do the same this year, updated of course.
Believe it or not, the program is free of charge to accepted participants, including lodging and meals. Attendees will be responsible for travel costs and incidentals. There is still time to apply but the application deadlines are fast approaching: February 1, 2018 for early bird applicants and March 1, 2018 for all applicants. So apply now and I hope we’ll see you next summer!