Topic: preventive war. Guests include Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson, Stanford political scientist Stephen Stedman and Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs.
Marriage in America is the topic. Guests include Evergreen (Wash.) State College professor Stephanie Coontz, author of “Marriage: A History,” and Hoover Institution research fellow Jennifer Roback Morse, author of “Smart Sex.”
Freedom of speech on campus is assessed by Stanford art historian Graham Larkin, a member of the American Association of University Professors, and writer David Horowitz, president of the American Center for the Study of Popular Culture.
Oil supplies. Guests include Peter Huber of the Manhattan Institute and a coauthor of “The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy”; and Jonathan Koomey of California's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
Topic: health-care reform. Guests include John Cogan, a public-policy professor at Stanford University; and Alain Enthoven, a professor emeritus of public and private management at Stanford's Graduate School of Business.
Topic: evolution vs. intelligent design. Guests include Massimo Pigliucci, professor of ecology and evolution, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and Jonathan Wells, Senior Fellow, Center for Science and Culture in Seattle.
U.S. power is discussed. Guests include Harvard historian Niall Ferguson (the author of “Colossus: The Price of America's Empire”) and Independent Institute senior fellow Ivan Eland (“The Empire Has No Clothes”).
The transatlantic alliance's future is assessed by Harvard historian Niall Ferguson; Josef Joffe, editor and publisher of the German newspaper Die Zeit; and Coit Blacker, director of the Stanford Institute for International Studies.
Topic: nuclear terrorism. Guests include Harvard government professor Graham Allison and Scott Sagan of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation. Allison is the author of “Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe”; Sagan is a coauthor of “The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed.”
Topic: gender differences and public policy. Guests include Stanford law professor Deborah Rhode and Steven Rhoads, a professor of public policy at the University of Virginia. Rhode is the author of “Speaking of Sex”; Rhoads has written “Taking Sex Differences Seriously.”