May 18

Is ISIS Economically and Socially Sustainable?

Is ISIS Economically and Socially Sustainable?

Featuring Howard J. Shatz, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Director, RAND-Initiated Research; and Jacob Shapiro, Associate Professor, Politics and International Affairs, and Co-Director, Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University; and author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 18

“A Loaded Weapon”: The Growth of Executive Power

"A Loaded Weapon": The Growth of Executive Power

Opening remarks by Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman, House Committee on Financial Services; featuring Gene Healy, Vice President, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 13

GO Beyond GDP: What Really Drives the Economy?

GO Beyond GDP: What Really Drives the Economy?

Featuring Mark Skousen, Author, The Structure of Production; Steve Forbes, Author, Reviving America; and George Gilder, Author, The Scandal of Money: Why Wall Street Recovers but the Economy Never Does; moderated by Peter Goettler, President, Cato Institute.

May 6

Conspiracies of the Ruling Class: How to Break Their Grip Forever

Conspiracies of the Ruling Class: How to Break Their Grip Forever

Featuring the author Lawrence B. Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, The Lindsey Group; with comments by John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute; moderated by Jeffrey Miron, Director, Economic Studies, Cato Institute, and Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

May 2

America’s Need for Critical Minerals versus Federal Land Management

America’s Need for Critical Minerals versus Federal Land Management

Featuring Ned Mamula, Geoscientist and Adjunct Scholar, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute; and Marc Humphries, Specialist in Mineral Policy, Congressional Research Service; moderated by Patrick Michaels, Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.

April 29

What Should Be Done about the Heroin Problem?

What Should Be Done about the Heroin Problem?

Featuring Jeffrey Miron, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and David Murray, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

April 25

The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe

The Struggle Continues: 50 Years of Tyranny in Zimbabwe

Featuring the author David Coltart, Senator, Human Rights Lawyer, and Former Minister of Education, Zimbabwe; with comments by Mark Bellamy, Former U.S. Ambassador to Kenya; Warburg Professor of International Relations, Simmons College; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

April 21

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Featuring the author Randy E. Barnett, Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Georgetown University Law Center; with comments by Robert V. Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.