May 30

What Made the Financial Crisis Systemic?

What Made the Financial Crisis Systemic?

Featuring Kevin Villani, Former Chief Economist, HUD and Freddie Mac; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

May 23

Corporate Tax Reform: An International Perspective

Corporate Tax Reform: An International Perspective

Featuring Jack Mintz, Director, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary; Kevin Hassett, Director, Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; moderated by Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 22

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

Featuring the author Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Market Equities and Global Macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management; with comments by Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

May 21

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

Featuring Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy; Eric J. Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office; Ben Freeman, National Security Fellow, Project on Government Oversight; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

May 17

Investment Protectionism and What to Do about It

Investment Protectionism And What to Do about It

Featuring James Bacchus, Drafting Committee Chair, International Chamber of Commerce Guidelines for International Investment, and former WTO Appellate Body Chairman; Nancy McLernon, President and CEO, Organization for International Investment; Josh Kallmer, Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Investment, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; moderated by Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 16

American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership

American Nightmare: How Government Undermines the Dream of Homeownership

Featuring the author Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Adrian Moore, Vice President of Policy, Reason Foundation; Paul Emrath, Vice President for Survey and Housing Policy Research, National Association of Home Builders; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

May 15

The Tea Party: Three Principles

The Tea Party: Three Principles

Featuring the author Elizabeth Price Foley, Florida International University College of Law; with comments by Doug Kendall, Constitutional Accountability Center; and Michael Barone, American Enterprise Institute; moderated by Roger Pilon, Cato Institute.

May 11

The Clash of Economic Ideas

The Clash of Economic Ideas

Featuring the author Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; with comments by Sylvia Nasar, John S. and James L. Knight Professor of Business Journalism, Columbia University, Author, A Beautiful Mind and Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, moderated by James A. Dorn, Editor, Cato Journal, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cato Institute.