Featuring “Free to Choose: Tyranny of Control” Video presentation with comments from Cato executive vice president David Boaz.
Featuring the author, John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Ohio State University; with comments by James S. Gilmore, III, Former Governor of Virginia and Chair of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chairman, National Council on Readiness and Preparedness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring Randall S. Kroszner, Federal Reserve Board; William Poole, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Anna J. Schwartz, National Bureau of Economic Research; Robert J. Barro, Harvard University.
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.
Featuring Sen. Chuck Hagel, (R-NE) and John Fund, columnist for the Wall Street Journal.
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
Featuring: David Cutler, Professor, Harvard University; Dr. Sandra Gadson, Immediate Past President, National Medical Association; Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Gail Wilensky, Co-Chair, Institute of Medicine Pay-for-Performance Advisory Committee.
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.