July 18

Housing Finance Reform: Past, Present, and Future

Housing Finance Reform: Past, Present, and Future

Featuring Kevin Villani, University of San Diego; and Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

July 16 - July 17

After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets

After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets - Panel 1: Rethinking Systemic Risk: Does the Perception Still Exist That Some Institutions Are Too Big to Fail?

Featuring Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Chairman, House Financial Services Committee; Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC), Member, House Financial Services Committee; Chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee; Richard Kovacevich, Chairman Emeritus, Wells Fargo & Company; Tyler Cowen, General Director, Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Sharon Brown-Hruska, Vice President, National Economic Research Associates and Visiting Professor of Finance, Tulane University; John Coates, Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School; Daniel M. Gallagher, Commissioner, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Josh Rosner, Author, Reckless Endangerment, Graham Fisher & Co.; and more.

July 14

When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington?

When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington?

Featuring David S. Maxwell, Associate Director, Center for Security Studies & Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Sean McFate, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution; and James B. Story, Director, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State; moderated by Jennifer Keister, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

July 9

The Kennan Diaries

The Kennan Diaries

Featuring the editor Frank Costigliola, Professor of History, University of Connecticut; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

July 8

You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That: The Path to Digital Privacy Reform

You’re Gonna Need a Warrant for That: The Path to Digital Privacy Reform

Featuring Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX); Greg Nojeim, Senior Counsel and Director, Center for Democracy & Technology, Project on Freedom, Security and Technology; Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director for Digital Liberty, Americans for Tax Reform; David Lieber, Privacy Counsel, Google; and Nate Jones, Attorney, Microsoft Corporation; moderated by Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

June 18

McCutcheon v. FEC: Two Books on the Supreme Court’s Latest Campaign Finance Case

McCutcheon v. FEC: Two Books on the Supreme Court’s Latest Campaign Finance Case

Featuring Shaun McCutcheon, CEO, Coalmont Electrical Development Co., and Author, Outsider Inside the Supreme Court: A Decisive First Amendment Battle; Ronald Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington Law School, and Co-Author, When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment; and Donald McGahn, Partner, Jones Day LLP, and Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

June 17

Economics Gone Wild: The Growing Use of Graphic Novels, Comics, Videos, Memes, and More, to Teach and Convey Economic Liberty

Economics Gone Wild: The Growing Use of Graphic Novels, Comics, Videos, Memes, and More, to Teach and Convey Economic Liberty

Featuring Amity Shlaes, Author, The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression, and chairman of the board, Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation; Paul Rivoche, Illustrator, The Forgotten Man Graphic Edition: A New History of the Great Depression; and Scott Barton, Sr. Director of Online Programs, Institute for Humane Studies; moderated by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.

June 13

The Bitter Taste of Sugar Protectionism: How Congress and the U.S. Sugar Industry Kill Jobs, Raise the Cost of Living for Americans, and Compel U.S. Companies to Move Overseas

The Bitter Taste of Sugar Protectionism: How Congress and the U.S. Sugar Industry Kill Jobs, Raise the Cost of Living for Americans, and Compel U.S. Companies to Move Overseas

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ike Brannon, Fellow, The 4% Growth Project, George W. Bush Institute; and Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

June 12

Obama’s Enforcer: Eric Holder’s Justice Department

Obama's Enforcer: Eric Holder's Justice Department

Featuring the author Hans A. von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow, Heritage Foundation; with comments by J. Christian Adams, Former Justice Department Attorney, 2005-2010; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.