March 31

100 Years of Democracy and Education: A Critical Examination

100 Years of Democracy and Education: A Critical Examination

Featuring Henry T. Edmondson III, Carl Vinson Professor of Political Science and Public Administration, Georgia College, and author of John Dewey and the Decline of American Education; Leo Casey, Executive Director, Albert Shanker Institute; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Robert Pondiscio, Senior Fellow and Vice President for External Affairs, Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

March 30

Colombia: Peace at Any Price?

Colombia: Peace at Any Price?

Featuring José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director, Americas Division, Human Rights Watch; and Adam Isacson, Senior Associate for Regional Security Policy, Washington Office on Latin America; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

March 29

Japan’s Security Evolution

Japan’s Security Evolution

Featuring Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; with comments by Amy Searight, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; and Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute.

March 21

America’s Invisible Wars

America's Invisible Wars

Featuring Emma Ashford, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Charles Schmitz, Professor, Towson University, and Vice President, the American Institute for Yemeni Studies; and Moeed Yusuf, Director, South Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace; moderated by Mark Mazzetti, Correspondent, New York Times.

March 16

Was the “Libertarian Moment” Wishful Thinking? A Debate

Was the “Libertarian Moment” Wishful Thinking? A Debate

Featuring David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute; and Matt Welch, Editor in Chief, Reason; vs. Ramesh Ponnuru, Columnist and Senior Editor, National Review; and Conor Friedersdorf, Staff Writer, The Atlantic; moderated by David Kirby, Vice President and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

March 16

Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights

Featuring the author Catherine J. Ross, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; with comments by Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; and Neal McCluskey, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

March 15

Cato Club Naples 2016

By invitation only. For more information please contact Jenna Huhn at jhuhn [at] cato.org or 202-218-4617.