October 21, 2015

The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference

The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference: Welcome and Introduction  and After FREEDOM: A Dialogue on NSA in the Post-Snowden Era

Featuring Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Assia Boundaoui, Documentary Filmmaker; Jennifer Daskal, Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Laura Donohue, Director, Center on National Security & the Law, Georgetown University; Faisal Gill, Attorney; Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology; Ryan Hagemann, Civil Liberties Policy Analyst, Niskanen Center; David Medine, Chairman, Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board; John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University; Kurt Opsahl, Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Stephanie Pell, Cyber Ethics Fellow and Assistant Professor, West Point Military Academy; Rebecca Richards, Privacy & Civil Liberties Director, National Security Agency; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center, Harvard University; Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager, Access; and Judge Patricia Wald, Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

February 6, 2015

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org; Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

July 8, 2014

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.

January 24, 2014

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org; Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review; and Mike Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

October 9, 2013

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It: Afternoon Keynote

Keynote speakers: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).  Panelists include: Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal; Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian; Barton Gellman, Washington Post; Charlie Savage, New York Times; Jameel Jaffer, ACLU; Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; David Lieber, Google; David Dahl, SpiderOak; Jim Burrows, Silent Circle; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 17, 2013

The Implications of the Expanding U.S. Drone Program

The Implications of the Expanding U.S. Drone Program

Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Spencer Ackerman, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

July 27, 2012

The Hidden Surveillance State

The Hidden Surveillance State

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.