March 26, 2015

Can We End Poverty?

Featuring John Allison, President, Cato Institute; John McWhorter, Center for American Studies, Columbia University; Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities Project; Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink; Christopher Wimer, Co-Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy; Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Jo Kwong, Director of Economic Opportunity Programs, Philanthropy Roundtable; Harriet Karr-McDonald, Executive Vice President, Doe Fund; Robert Woodson, Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; David Beito, Professor of American History, University of Alabama; and Ruth Rathblott, President and Chief Executive Office, Harlem Educational Activities Fund.

February 5, 2015

Private Funding, Public Debate: Reviving the Spirit of Inquiry in Higher Education

Private Funding, Public Debate: Reviving the Spirit of Inquiry in Higher Education

Featuring C. Bradley Thompson, Executive Director, Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, Clemson University; Christopher Hill, Fellow, The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization; John A. Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Corporation; and Jay Schalin, Director of Policy Analysis, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

November 6, 2014

32nd Annual Monetary Conference

32nd Annual Monetary Conference: Opening Keynote

Featuring James Grant, Founder and Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; Lawrence H. White, Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Patrick Byrne, CEO and Chairman, Overstock.com; Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Media; Judy Shelton, Co-Director, Sound Money Project, Atlas Economic Research Foundation; and John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute, and retired Chairman and CEO, BB&T.

July 16, 2014 - July 17, 2014

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.

February 28, 2014

The Fed’s 100th Anniversary and the Case for a Centennial Monetary Commission

The Fed's 100th Anniversary and the Case for a Centennial Monetary Commission

Featuring John Allison, President and CEO, Cato Institute; Rep. Kevin Brady (TX-8), Chairman, Joint Economic Committee; and Norbert Michel, Research Fellow in Financial Regulations, Heritage Foundation; moderated by James A. Dorn, Vice President for Monetary Studies and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.