April 25

The Impact of Cartel Behavior on Global Oil Prices and the Challenge to Free Markets

The Impact of Cartel Behavior on Global Oil Prices and the Challenge to Free Markets

Featuring Frederick W. Smith, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, FedEx Corporation; Andrew Morriss, D. Paul Jones Jr. & Charlene A. Jones Chairholder in Law and Professor of Business, University of Alabama; and James L. Smith, Cary M. Maguire Chair in Oil and Gas Management, Southern Methodist University; moderated by Jerry Taylor, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 24

Fixing Guest Worker Visas

Fixing Guest Worker Visas

Featuring Alex Nowrasteh, Cato Institute; Tim Kane, PhD, Hudson Institute; and Greg Siskind, Esq., Founding partner, Siskind Susser, PC, Immigration Lawyers; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

April 24

Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions

Constitutional Money: A Review of the Supreme Court’s Monetary Decisions

Featuring the author Richard H. Timberlake, Jr., Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Georgia; with comments by Steve H. Hanke, Professor of Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and George A. Selgin, Professor of Economics, University of Georgia, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by James A. Dorn, Editor, Cato Journal, and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Cato Institute.

April 23

Switzerland: A Free-Market Model for Europe?

Switzerland: A Free-Market Model for Europe?

Featuring R. James Breiding, Author, Swiss Made, and founder, Naissance Capital; with comments by Richard Rahn, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and Chairman, Institute for Global Economic Growth; moderated by Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; with a brief welcome by Manuel Sager, Swiss Ambassador to the United States.

April 22

Drones and the New Way of War

Drones and the New Way of War

Featuring Steve I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law; Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution; Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

April 18

Regulatory Protectionism: A Hidden Threat to Free Trade

Regulatory Protectionism: A Hidden Threat to Free Trade

Featuring K. William Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Donald J. Boudreaux, Professor, George Mason University Department of Economics, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; and James Bacchus, Former World Trade Organization Appellate Body Chairman; moderated by Sallie James, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 12

After the Arguments: What’s Next for Marriage Equality?

After the Arguments: What's Next for Marriage Equality?

Featuring Mary Bonauto, Civil Rights Project Director, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders; Kathryn Lehman, Partner, Holland & Knight; Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-In-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

April 11

Tax Cutting and Economic Growth: Lessons from the Coolidge Tax Reform

Tax Cutting and Economic Growth: Lessons from the Coolidge Tax Reform

Featuring Amity Shlaes, Director, Four Percent Project, George W. Bush Institute, and author of Coolidge; with comments by Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

April 9

The Questionable Constitutionality of Dodd-Frank

The Questionable Constitutionality of Dodd-Frank

Featuring Rep. Scott Garrett, Chairman of the Congressional Constitution Caucus, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, House Financial Services Committee; and Louise Bennetts, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.