Featuring Amir A. Nasr, Author, My Isl@m: How Fundamentalism Stole My Mind—and Doubt Freed My Soul (St. Martin’s Press, 2013); with comments by Suad Ad., Researcher, Arab Center for Scientific Research and Humane Studies, Morocco; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
American leaders have cooperated with regimes around the world that are, to varying degrees, repressive or corrupt. Such cooperation is said to serve the national interest. But these partnerships also contravene the nation’s commitments to democratic governance, civil liberties, and free markets. In Perilous Partners, authors Ted Galen Carpenter and Malou Innocent provide a strategy for resolving the ethical dilemmas between interests and values faced by Washington.
The Cato Institute has released its 2014 Annual Report, which documents a dynamic year of growth and productivity. “Libertarianism is the philosophy of freedom,” Cato’s David Boaz writes in his book, The Libertarian Mind. “It is the indispensable framework for the future.” And as the new report demonstrates, the Cato Institute, thanks largely to the generosity of our Sponsors, is leading the charge to apply this framework across the policy spectrum.
Time to End Affirmative Action? Fisher v. University of Texas
Featuring authors Richard H. Sander, UCLA School of Law and co-author of Mismatch; and Stuart Taylor, Jr., Brookings Institution and co-author of Mismatch; with comments by Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity; and Alan Morrison, George Washington University School of Law; moderated by Roger Pilon, Cato Institute.
Just as the Supreme Court takes up another university affirmative action case for the first time since its “split decision” in the controversial University of Michigan cases in 2003, a new book comes out, Mismatch: How Affirmative Action Hurts Students It’s Intended to Help, and Why Universities Won’t Admit It. Through detailed empirical research, the authors document the mismatch between schools and students, the effects on the students and the professions they had hoped to enter, and what needs to be done to better address the goals of affirmative action, consistent with the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection under the rule of law. Please join us, one day before oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas, for a discussion of the book, the case, and the broader questions surrounding our 40-year experiment with affirmative action.