Fall 2004

September 21 Henry Miller, MD,
Founding Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Biotechnology, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution

Designer Genes for Agriculture and Food Production

October 5 James Bettinger,
Director of the John S. Knight Fellows for Professional Journalists at Stanford University and former Columnist for the San Jose Mercury-News

Philip Davis,
Miami Correspondent, National Public Radio

Julia Powell,
Producer, PBS Frontline

Panel discussion: The News Media and the 2004 Presidential Election

October 19 George Packer,
Staff Writer for The New Yorker, Author of Blood of the Liberals

How Does American Foreign Policy Determine a Democratic World?

November 2 Niall Ferguson,
Noted Author and Senior Research Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University

The United States: An Empire in Search of an Emperor

November 16 John Scharffenberger,
Entrepreneur, Wine Maker, and Chocolatier

A Cultural Tasting of Chocolate

December 7 Andy Doty,
Retired from Stanford University as Director of Community Relations

Backwards Into Battle: A Tail Gunner’s Journey in World War II

January 4 Victor Hanson,
Professor of Classics at California State University, Fresno, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Fellow in California Studies at the Claremont Institute

Mexifornia: A frank talk about “Mexifornia”

January 18 Salim Yaqub,
Professor of History at the University of Chicago, Specialist in U.S.-Arab Relations

Containing Arab Nationalism: The Eisenhower Doctrine and the Middle East