October 22, 2014

A Dangerous World? Threat Perception and U.S. National Security

Featuring the editors John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, and Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies and Professor of Political Science at the Ohio State University; Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Frank Hoffmann, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

June 12, 2014

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

Featuring the author Barry R. Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, and Director, Security Studies Program, MIT; with comments by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Blake Hounshell, Deputy Editor, POLITICO Magazine; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 6, 2014

Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History?” 25 Years Later

Francis Fukuyama's "The End of History?" 25 Years Later - Panel 1

Featuring Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History?”; Michael Mandelbaum, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Marian Tupy, Cato Institute; Adam Garfinkle, editor, American Interest; Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution; and John Mueller, Ohio State University and Cato Institute.

March 19, 2014

Did the Military Intervention in Libya Succeed?

Did the Military Intervention in Libya Succeed?

Featuring Christopher Chivvis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Alan Kuperman, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 11, 2014

Understanding the Continuing Violence in Iraq

Understanding the Continuing Violence in Iraq

Featuring Douglas Ollivant, Senior National Security Fellow, the New America Foundation; Harith Hasan, Author of Imagining the Nation: Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-political Conflict in Iraq; and Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 25, 2013

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.

October 15, 2013

The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; Elbridge Colby, Center for Naval Analyses; Hans M. Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists; and Matt Fay, PhD Program, Temple University History Department; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 8, 2013

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.

July 19, 2013

The Korean War, Sixty Years On: Whither the U.S.-South Korean Alliance and Relations with North Korea

The Korean War, Sixty Years On: Whither the U.S.-South Korean Alliance and Relations with North Korea

Featuring H. E. Ahn Ho-Young, South Korean Ambassador to the United States; Scott Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; and Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Author of Tripwire: Korea and U.S. Foreign Policy in a Changed World; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 18, 2013

The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War

Featuring the author Fred Kaplan, “War Stories” Columnist, Slate, with comments by Spencer Ackerman, National Security Correspondent, WIRED; and Janine Davidson, George Mason University; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.