June 8

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Featuring the author Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University Law School; Author, Democracy and Political Ignorance; with comments by Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

June 7

The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Featuring the author Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Research Associate, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University; with comments by Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Unbound and Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

June 6

Futures Unbound: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Featuring Mark A. Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Hon. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO), Chairman, Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance, U.S House of Representatives; Thomas Sullivan, Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Omri Ben-Shahar, Leo and Eileen Herzel Professor of Law and Kearney Director of the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics, University of Chicago.

June 1

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: The Cato Institute’s HumanProgress Project

Don’t Worry, Be Happy: The Cato Institute’s HumanProgress Project

Featuring Marian L. Tupy, Editor, HumanProgress.org; Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; and Chelsea German, Managing Editor, HumanProgress.org, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

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.