December 15

Rethinking Trade Policy

Rethinking Trade Policy

Featuring Edward Gresser, Senior Fellow, Democratic Leadership Council; Daniel Ikenson, Associate Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Philip I. Levy, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute.

December 9

Latin Americans and the West

Latin Americans and the West

Featuring the author, Carlos Alberto Montaner; with comments by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute. Moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

December 3

The USA Patriot Act: Renew, Revise, or Repeal?

Featuring Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Gregory Nojeim, Senior Counsel, The Center for Democracy and Technology; Jena Baker McNeill, Homeland Security Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation; and Richard Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation. Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

December 2

Time to End the Travel Embargo on Cuba

Time to End the Travel Embargo on Cuba

Featuring Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ); Phil Peters, Vice President, Lexington Institute; and Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

December 1

Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice

Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice

Featuring the author, Tom G. Palmer, General Director, Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and General Director, Mercatus Center.

November 20

Bending the Productivity Curve: How Would Health Care “Reform” Affect Medical Innovation?

Bending the Productivity Curve: How Would Health Care "Reform" Affect Medical Innovation?

Featuring Raymond Raad, New York Presbyterian Hospital / Weill Cornell Medical Center, and Coauthor, “Bending the Productivity Curve: Why America Leads the World in Medical Innovation”; Gerard Anderson, Director, Center for Hospital Finance and Management, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; and John E. Calfee, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute. Moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute, Coauthor of Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It.

November 18

The Role of the Community Reinvestment Act in the Financial Crisis

The Role of the Community Reinvestment Act in the Financial Crisis

Featuring Edward Pinto, Mortgage Consultant and former Chief Credit Officer at Fannie Mae; Hon. Bruce Morrison, Former Congressman and Former Chair, Federal Housing Finance Board; Robert Litan, Vice President for Research and Policy, Kauffman Foundation and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Mark Stamm, Principal, Stamm Mortgage Management; and John Taylor, National Community Reinvestment Coalition. Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

November 12

Too Big To Save? How to Fix The U.S. Financial System

Too Big To Save? How to Fix The U.S. Financial System

Featuring the author, Robert Pozen, Chairman, MFS Investment Management; with comments by Kenneth E. Bentsen Jr., Executive Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association; and Phillip Swagel, Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University. Moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.