May 1, 2015

National Security Implications of New Oil and Gas Production Technologies

Featuring Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; with comments by Philip Auerswald, Associate Professor, George Mason University; and Keith Crane, Director, Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program, RAND Corporation; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 16, 2015

The Pentagon Budget: Prospects for Reform

The Pentagon Budget: Prospects for Reform

Featuring Dov S. Zakheim, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kate Brannen, Senior Reporter, Foreign Policy.

October 22, 2014

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

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

Featuring the editors John Mueller, Woody Hayes Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center, Professor of Political Science at Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; with comments by Frank Hoffman, Senior Research Fellow, National Defense University; and James Fallows, National Correspondent, The Atlantic; 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.