December 18

Remembering Milton Friedman

Featuring “Free to Choose: Tyranny of Control” Video presentation with comments from Cato executive vice president David Boaz.

December 11

How to Deal with Iran: Options for Today and for the Future

Panel 1: The Policy Options We Face Today
Featured speakers: Trita Parsi, National Iranian-American Council; Sanam Vakil, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Flynt Leverett, New America Foundation; Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute.

Panel 2: What If Our Policy Fails?
Featured speakers: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.), Iran Policy Committee; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress; Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Justin Logan, Cato Institute.

December 1

Property Rights on the March: Where from Here?

Featured Speakers: Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Steven Anderson, Director, Castle Coalition, Institute for Justice; Steven J. Eagle, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; Ross Day, Director of Legal Affairs, Oregonians in Action; Richard Mersereau, Director of Policy, California State Assembly Republican Caucus; Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America; and Hon. Bobby Harrell, Speaker, South Carolina House of Representatives.

November 30

Latin America: Between Populism and Modernity

Featuring speakers Mario Vargas Llosa, President, International Foundation for Liberty; Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Carlos Alberto Montaner, Cuban writer; and Juan José Daboub, Former Finance Minister of El Salvador, Managing Director, World Bank.

November 20

Russian Energy Policy and the New Russian State

Featuring Robert Amsterdam, Attorney for Mikhail Khodorkovsky; and Andrei Illarionov, Former Economic Adviser to President Putin and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

November 14

Flat Tax Reform in Slovakia: Lessons for the United States

Featuring Ivan Miklos, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Slovakia; with comments by Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and moderated by Marian Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

November 9

Election 2006: A Look Back and Forward

Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, the Cato Institute; Michael McDonald, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution; James Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday; and Lou Jacobson, Deputy Editor, Roll Call

November 2

The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency: What We Have Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan

Featuring: Jeffrey Record, Professor, Air War College, Author of Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win; Thomas E. Ricks, Senior Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post, Author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq: Conrad Crane, Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute, Army War College Lead, author of the Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.