January 31

How Should Schools Respond to America’s Growing Diversity?

How Should Schools Respond to America’s Growing Diversity?

Featuring Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and author of The Diverse Schools Dilemma: A Parent’s Guide to Socioeconomically Mixed Public Schools; Richard D. Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation, and author of All Together Now: Creating Middle-Class Schools through Public School Choice; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Greg Toppo, National K-12 education reporter, USA Today.

January 29

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 25

The Pivot to Asia and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

The Pivot to Asia and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 23

A Rational Response to the Privacy ‘Crisis’

A Rational Response to the Privacy 'Crisis'

Featuring Larry Downes, Author and Internet Industry Analyst; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kelly William Cobb, Senior Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 23

Campaign Finance after
Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?

Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?Panel 1: After Citizens United: Did Elections Change?

Featuring John Samples, Cato Institute; Robert Bauer, Perkins Coie; Bradley Smith, Capital University School of Law; Ray LaRaja, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Michael Malbin, Campaign Finance Institute; Don McGahn, Federal Election Commission; and Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School.

January 17

Madmen, Intellectuals and Academic Scribblers

Madmen, Intellectuals and Academic Scribblers

Featuring the authors Wayne Leighton, Professor of Economics, Francisco Marroquin University, Guatemala; and Edward Lopez, BB&T Distinguished Professor of Capitalism at Western Carolina University; with comments by Fred Smith, Founder and Chairman, Competitive Enterprise Institute; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

January 16

Failing Law Schools

Failing Law Schools

Featuring the author Brian Tamanaha, William Gardiner Hammond Professor of Law and Israel Treiman Faculty Fellow, Washington University Law School; with comments by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; and Paul Campos, Professor of Law, University of Colorado at Boulder and Author, Don’t Go To Law School (Unless); moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Author, Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America.

January 16

Policy Events in the Digital Age

Featuring Rob Bluey, Director of Digital Media, Heritage Foundation; Brian Donahue, Partner, CRAFT Media/Digital; Chad Barth, Politics & Government Manager, EventBrite; Michael Duncan, Communications Manager, FreedomWorks; moderated by Caleb Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute.

January 9

Living with Guns: A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment

Living with Guns: A Liberal's Case for the Second Amendment

Featuring Craig Whitney, Author, Living with Guns, Former New York Times reporter and editor; Alan Gura, Gura & Possessky, PLLC, Lead counsel in D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago; and Alan Morrison, Lerner Family Associate Dean for Public Interest Law, George Washington University Law School; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.