June 13, 2014

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.

May 20, 2014

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: An Examination of Benefits and Costs

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Panel I - Introduction & Panel I: Does ISDS Strengthen or Weaken the Rule of Law?

Featuring James Politi, U.S. Economics and Trade Correspondent, Financial Times; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ted Posner, Litigation Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges; Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; Todd Weiler, Counsel, Expert Consultant and Arbitrator, Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration; Susan Aaronson, Research Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Shaun Donnelly, Vice President of Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business; Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; and Kimberly Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

March 7, 2014

TPA, TPP, TTIP, and You: When Will We Enjoy the Fruits of the U.S. Trade Agenda?

TPA, TPP, TTIP, and You: When Will We Enjoy the Fruits of the U.S. Trade Agenda?

Featuring Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 10, 2014

Boom to Bust? How Export Restrictions Imperil America’s Oil and Gas Bonanza

Boom to Bust? How Export Restrictions Imperil America's Oil and Gas Bonanza

Featuring James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist and Former U.S. Congressman; Scott Lincicome, Cato Institute Adjunct Scholar and International Trade Attorney; and Mark Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan–Flint, and American Enterprise Institute Scholar; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

December 11, 2013

Miami Luncheon

Featuring Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; with welcoming remarks by Richard Rahn, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Former Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

October 2, 2013

The WTO and the Uncertain Future of Multilateralism

The WTO and the Uncertain Future of Multilateralism

Featuring Michael Moore, New Zealand’s Ambassador to the United States, and former Director General of the World Trade Organization; Ambassador Jennifer Hillman, Former WTO Appellate Body jurist, former U.S. Trade Negotiator, and former Commissioner at the U.S. International Trade Commission; and Craig VanGrasstek Publisher of Washington Trade Report and author of The History and Future of the World Trade Organization (Geneva: 2013); moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

September 20, 2013

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Race to the Finish, or Long Slog Ahead?

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Race to the Finish, or Long Slog Ahead?

Featuring Jason Kearns, Chief Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee (Democratic); Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 27, 2013

US-EU Free Trade Agreement: Recipe for Growth or Road to Nowhere?

US-EU Free Trade Agreement: Recipe for Growth or Road to Nowhere?

Featuring Fredrik Erixon, Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE); Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; David Talbott, Director, International Government Affairs, Eli Lilly and Company; and Charles Levy, Partner, Cassidy Levy Kent (USA), LLP; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

January 25, 2013

The Pivot to Asia and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

The Pivot to Asia and the Future of U.S.-China Relations

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.