December 12

Global Warming: The State of the Debate

Featuring John Christy, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director, Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama at Huntsville; William Cline, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development; Robert Mendelsohn, Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forest Policy and Professor of Economics, Yale University; and Thomas C. Schelling, Distinguished University Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.

December 11

Nanotechnology: The Money, Science and Politics of the “Next Big Thing”

Featuring Kevin D. Ausman, Executive Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University; Geoffrey Carr, Science and Technology Editor, The Economist; Wayne Crews, Director of Technology Policy, Cato Institute; Eric Drexler, Chairman, Foresight Institute; Neil Jacobstein, Chairman, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing; and F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance.

December 10

Combating Terrorism, Preserving Freedom

Featuring James Bovard, Author, Terrorism and Tyranny (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003); Philip B. Heymann, Author, Terrorism, Freedom, and Security (MIT Press, 2003).

November 21

A Monetary History of the United States, 1867–1960

Featuring Anna J. Schwartz, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Allan H. Meltzer, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; William Poole, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and Laurence H. Meyer, Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies.