July 31

Federal Budget Outlook: It’s Worse Than You Think

Featuring Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI) and Member, Senate Budget Committee; and Chris Edwards, Editor, DownsizingGovernment.Org, Cato Institute; moderated by Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

July 29

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

Featuring the author Edward Hudgins, Director of Advocacy, and Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society; with comments by Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

July 24

Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

Featuring Cato Institute Interns; and Heritage Foundation Interns; with an introduction by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute; moderated by Matt Lewis, Senior Contributor at the Daily Caller and Contributing Editor at The Week.

July 24

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Featuring the author Sidney Powell; with comments by Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and Ronald Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore Law School; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

July 18

Housing Finance Reform: Past, Present, and Future

Housing Finance Reform: Past, Present, and Future

Featuring Kevin Villani, University of San Diego; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

July 16 - July 17

After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets

After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets - Panel 1: Rethinking Systemic Risk: Does the Perception Still Exist That Some Institutions Are Too Big to Fail?

Featuring Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee; Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Member, House Financial Services Committee; Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee; Richard Kovacevich, Chairman Emeritus, Wells Fargo & Company; Tyler Cowen, General Director, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Sharon Brown-Hruska, Vice President, National Economic Research Associates and Visiting Professor of Finance, Tulane University; John Coates, Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School; Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Josh Rosner, Author, Reckless Endangerment, Graham Fisher & Co.; and more.

July 14

When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington?

When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington?

Featuring David S. Maxwell, Associate Director, Center for Security Studies & Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Sean McFate, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution; and James B. Story, Director, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; moderated by Jennifer Keister, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

July 9

The Kennan Diaries

The Kennan Diaries

Featuring the editor Frank Costigliola, Professor of History, University of Connecticut; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

July 8

You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That: The Path to Digital Privacy Reform

You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That: The Path to Digital Privacy Reform

Featuring Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX); Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director, Center for Democracy & Technology, Project on Freedom, Security and Technology; Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director for Digital Liberty, Americans for Tax Reform; David Lieber, Privacy Counsel, Google; and Nate Jones, Attorney, Microsoft Corporation; moderated by Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.