June 30

Should Free Traders Support the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

Featuring Ambassador Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Ambassador Clayton Yeutter, Former United States Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative; Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Philip Levy, Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow in Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; Geir Ulle, Director of International Trade, JT International; K. William Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

June 29

Reforming the U.S. Postal Service

Reforming the U.S. Postal Service

Featuring James Gattuso, Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation; Kevin Kosar, Senior Fellow, R Street Institute; and Chris Edwards, Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

June 16

The TPP and Pharmaceutical Protections: Too Strong, Too Weak, or Just Right?

The TPP and Pharmaceutical Protections: Too Strong, Too Weak, or Just Right?

Featuring Joseph Damond, Senior Vice President, Biotechnology Innovation Organization; Burcu Kilic, Legal and Policy Director, Public Citizen Global Access to Medicine Program; and Walter Park, Professor of Economics, American University; moderated by K. William Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

June 15

The Case for Restraint in U.S. Foreign Policy

Featuring David Edelstein, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government, Georgetown University; Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Brendan Green, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Cincinnati; Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Edward Rhodes, Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy, Charles Koch Institute; Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT Security Studies Program.

June 14

Protecting Religious Liberty

Featuring Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Charles Glenn, Professor of Educational Leadership, Boston University; Charles Haynes, Vice President, Newseum Institute/Religious Freedom Center; Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center; Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, New York University; Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law; Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; and Hon. William H. Pryor, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; John M. Barry, Author, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty; Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Jason Russell, Reporter, Washington Examiner; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute.

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.