February 11

Understanding the Continuing Violence in Iraq

Understanding the Continuing Violence in Iraq

Featuring Douglas Ollivant, Senior National Security Fellow, the New America Foundation; Harith Hasan, Author of Imagining the Nation: Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-political Conflict in Iraq; and Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 10

Boom to Bust? How Export Restrictions Imperil America’s Oil and Gas Bonanza

Boom to Bust? How Export Restrictions Imperil America's Oil and Gas Bonanza

Featuring James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist and Former U.S. Congressman; Scott Lincicome, Cato Institute Adjunct Scholar and International Trade Attorney; and Mark Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan–Flint, and American Enterprise Institute Scholar; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 10

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2014

10:30am - 2:00pm

Featuring: P. J. O’Rourke, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute, and Author, The Baby Boom (Atlantic Monthly Press, January 2014); Jerry Taylor, Vice President, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

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February 6

Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future

Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China's Future

Featuring the author Timothy Beardson, Founder, Crosby Financial Holdings; with comments by Phillip L. Swagel, Professor in International Economic Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy; moderated by James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

February 5

Quit Bubble-Wrapping Our Kids!

Featuring Lenore Skenazy Founder, Free-Range Kids; author; and host of the TV series “World’s Worst Mom” (Discovery/TLC); moderated and with comments by Walter Olson, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

This event has been canceled due to the weather and is rescheduled for March 6.

January 29

The Power of Glamour: Persuasion, Longing, and Individual Aspiration

The Power of Glamour: Persuasion, Longing, and Individual Aspiration

Featuring the author Virginia Postrel, Columnist, Bloomberg View, author of The Future and Its Enemies, and former editor, Reason; with comments by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; and Sam Tanenhaus, Writer at large, New York Times, and former editor, New York Times Book Review; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

January 28

Overthrowing the Regulatory Paradigm for Carcinogens

Overthrowing the Regulatory Paradigm for Carcinogens

Featuring Edward Calabrese, Professor of Toxicology, University of Massachusetts, and Adjunct Scholar, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute; moderated by Patrick J. Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute.

January 24

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org; Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review; and Mike Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 23

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run — or Ruin — an Economy

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run — or Ruin — an Economy

Featuring the author Tim Harford, Senior Columnist, Financial Times; Presenter, BBC Radio 4; and Visiting Fellow, Nuffield College, Oxford; with comments by Alex Tabarrok, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; moderated by Dalibor Rohac, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

January 22

The Baby Boom

The Baby Boom

Featuring the author P. J. O’Rourke, H. L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute.