May 27

The Economics of Medicaid and the Need for Reform

The Economics of Medicaid and the Need for Reform

Featuring Jason J. Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Nina Owcharenko, Director, Center for Health Policy Studies, Heritage Foundation; and Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs.

May 20

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: An Examination of Benefits and Costs

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Panel I - Introduction & Panel I: Does ISDS Strengthen or Weaken the Rule of Law?

Featuring James Politi, U.S. Economics and Trade Correspondent, Financial Times; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ted Posner, Litigation Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges; Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; Todd Weiler, Counsel, Expert Consultant and Arbitrator, Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration; Susan Aaronson, Research Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Shaun Donnelly, Vice President of Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business; Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; and Kimberly Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

May 19

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Mugged by the State: When Regulators and Prosecutors Bully Citizens

Featuring Kevin Gates, Vice President, Powhatan Energy Fund; William Hurwitz, M.D., Pain Treatment Specialist; Lawrence Lewis, Engineer and Building Manager; and William Yeatman, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

May 7

Intellectual Privilege

Intellectual Privilege

Featuring the author Tom W. Bell, Professor, Chapman University School of Law; with comments by Christopher Newman, Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Law; moderated by Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 6

Bruno Leoni at 101

Bruno Leoni at 101

Featuring Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University; and Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; moderated by Alberto Mingardi, Director General, Istituto Bruno Leoni.