October 30

The Inauguration of HumanProgress.org

Featuring Robert Zoellick, Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and former World Bank President; Robert Samuelson, weekly columnist for the Washington Post; Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com; Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute; and Marc Garrett, CEO, Intridea, Inc.

October 29

Is Slow Growth the New Normal?

Is Slow Growth the New Normal?

Featuring Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute; Tyler Cowen, Professor, George Mason University; and Martin Baily, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; moderated by Annie Lowrey, Reporter, New York Times.

October 16

Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives

Economic Freedom in Action: Changing Lives

With comments by Michael Walker, Founder and Senior Fellow, Fraser Institute; and Johan Norberg, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

October 16

Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, Newly Expanded Edition

Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, Newly Expanded Edition

Featuring the author Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; with comments by Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); and Brian Moulton, Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign; moderated by John Samples Director, Cato Institute Press.

October 15

The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; Elbridge Colby, Center for Naval Analyses; Hans M. Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists; and Matt Fay, PhD Program, Temple University History Department; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 9

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It: Afternoon Keynote

Keynote speakers: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).  Panelists include: Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal; Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian; Barton Gellman, Washington Post; Charlie Savage, New York Times; Jameel Jaffer, ACLU; Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; David Lieber, Google; David Dahl, SpiderOak; Jim Burrows, Silent Circle; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

October 8

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.