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Events

September 27

The Domestic Drone Revolution: Risks and Rewards in Perspective

Panelists include Tim Adelman, attorney, LeclairRyan; Kristi Lane Scott, Deputy Director, Office of Privacy & Civil Liberties, United States Department of Justice; Patrick Eddington, policy analyst, homeland security and civil liberties, Cato Institute; Matthew Feeney, policy analyst at the Cato Institute; Travis R. Hall, telecommunications policy analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Arthur Holland Michel, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College; Don Roby, training program manager, Airborne Law Enforcement Association; Stephanie Spear, commercial regulatory policy representative, National Association of Realtors; Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project; and Justin Towles, vice president, regulatory and legislative affairs, American Association of Airport Executives.

10:00AM to 12:15PM
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

September 28

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Featuring the author Josh Blackman, Associate Professor, Houston College of Law; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; with comments by Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Correspondent, Washington Post; and Philip Klein, Managing Editor, Washington Examiner, and author, Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

12:00PM to 1:30PM
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute