The Present Day: Can We Apply This Model to Current Situations? A panel featuring Charles Wolf, Henry S.Rowen, and Michael McFaul as part of a conference hosted by the Hoover Institution entitled The Soviet Dissident Movement and American Foreign Policy during the 1980s.
The conference will analyze the joint effort by the Soviet dissidents, Western democratic government, nongovernmental organizations, the media, academe, and the cultural community, which helped to bring down the Soviet communist regime.
The conference will examine basic guiding principles of those groups and consider whether their successful experience could be applied for solving problems with current totalitarian regimes- Hoover Institution
Michael A. McFaul is Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and associate professor of political science at Stanford University.
Before joining the Stanford faculty in 1995, he worked for two years as a senior associate in residence at the Carnegie Moscow Center. McFaul is also research associate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and the Center for Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, both at Stanford, and senior advisor to the National Democratic Institute.
He serves on the board of directors of the Eurasia Foundation, Firebird Fund, International Forum for Democratic Studies of the National Endowment for Democracy, Institute of Social and Political Studies, Center for Civil Society International, and Institute for Corporate Governance and Law; the steering committee for the Europe and Eurasia division of Human Rights Watch, and the editorial boards of Current History, Journal of Democracy, Demokratizatsiya, and Perspectives on European Politics and Society.
He has served as a consultant for numerous companies and government agencies.
Henry S. Rowen
Henry S. Rowen, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is a professor of public policy and management emeritus at the university's Graduate School of Business and a member Stanford University's Asia/Pacific Research Center.
He was assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs in the U.S. Department of Defense from 1989 to 1991. He was also chairman of the National Intelligence Council from 1981 to 1983. Rowen served as president of the RAND Corporation from 1967 to 1972 and was assistant director, U.S. Bureau of the Budget, from 1965 to 1966.
From 2001-2004 he served on the Secretary of Defense Policy Advisory Board. In 2004â€“05, he served on the Presidential Commission on the Intelligence of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Rowen is an expert on international security, economic development, and high tech industries in the U.S. and Asia. His current research focuses on the rise of Asia in high technologies.
Charles Wolf Jr.
Charles Wolf Jr. is a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also a senior economic adviser and corporate fellow in international economics at the RAND Corporation.
Wolf is an expert in international economic policy, relationships between economic issues and foreign and defense policy (particularly in Asia and Europe) and international risk assessment.
His recent research has focused on long-term economic and military trends in Asia and Europe, as well as on the economies of China, Japan, and Korea. His current research includes estimating the costs of Korean reunification and how to limit them and a separate study of the Russian economy and its prospects.
He has written more than 250 articles and more than a dozen books on economics, defense, and international affairs. Among the latter are Linking Economic Policy and Foreign Policy (Transaction, 1991), Markets or Governments: Choosing between Imperfect Alternatives, 2d ed. (MIT Press, 1993), The Economic Pivot in a Political Context (Transaction, 1997), Economic Openness: Many Facets, Many Metrics (Rand, 1999), Straddling Economics and Politics: Cross-Cutting Issues in Asia, the United States and the Global Economy (Rand, 2002), Fault Lines in China's Economic Terrain (co-authored) (RAND 2003), and North Korean Paradoxes (2005).
Wolf is published frequently in national newspapers including the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and the Asian Wall Street Journal, and he is a director of several large mutual funds.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Center for International Business and Economic Research at UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Business. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Korean Journal of Defense Analysis, Society, and the Independent Review and a member of the American Economic Association, the Econometric Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.
Wolf has served with the Department of State, the Economic Cooperation Administration, and the Foreign Operations Administration. He was dean of the RAND Graduate School from 1970 to 1997 and chairman of Rand's Economics Department from 1967 to 1982.
He has taught at Cornell, the University of California at Berkeley, and UCLA. In 1976 he was a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.
Wolf received BS and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.