March 27

Law, Politics, and Same-Sex Marriage

Law, Politics, and Same-Sex Marriage

Featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies; Ken Mehlman, Former Chair, Republican National Committee; and Evan Wolfson, Founder and Executive Director, Freedom to Marry; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute Center for Constitutional Studies.

March 21

Economic Benefits of Immigration

Economic Benefits of Immigration

Featuring Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute; Shikha Dalmia, Reason Foundation; Stuart Anderson, National Foundation for American Policy; and John Tyler, Kauffman Foundation; moderated by Kelly William Cobb, Senior Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

March 20

Laws of Creation: Property Rights in the World of Ideas

Laws of Creation: Property Rights in the World of Ideas

Featuring Ronald A. Cass, Cass & Associates, Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law; Keith Hylton, Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; and Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Editor, Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 19

The Future of Freedom in Cuba

The Future of Freedom in Cuba

Featuring Yoani Sanchez, Dissident blogger, Generation Y; and Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo, Photographer and Editor, Voces; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

March 19

The Growing Conservative Shift on Gay Issues

Featuring Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director, GOProud; Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Kelly Cobb, Senior Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

March 15

Accidental Occidental: Economics and Culture of Transition in Mitteleuropa, the Baltic and the Balkan Area

Accidental Occidental: Economics and Culture of Transition in Mitteleuropa, the Baltic and the Balkan Area

Featuring the author Lajos Bokros, Former Minister of Finance, Hungary, Member of European Parliament, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Central European University; with comments by Charles Gati, Professorial Lecturer in Russian and Eurasian Studies, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies; moderated by Tom G. Palmer, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Executive Vice President for International Programs, Atlas Economic Research Foundation.

March 14

Cry the Beloved Country: South Africa’s Future under the ANC

Cry the Beloved Country: South Africa’s Future under the ANC

Featuring John Kane-Berman, CEO, South African Institute of Race Relations; with comments by Ebrahim Rasool, Ambassador, Republic of South Africa; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.