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.

October 18, 2012

The Real Effects of Sequestration

The Real Effects of Sequestration

Featuring Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Kelly Cobb, Senior Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

October 12, 2012

The Economic Effects of Military Spending

The Economic Effects of Military Spending

Featuring Benjamin Zycher, Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute; Stephen S. Fuller, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University; and Stephen Moore, Editorial Board Member, Senior Economics Writer, Wall Street Journal; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 21, 2012

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

Featuring Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy; Eric J. Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office; Ben Freeman, National Security Fellow, Project on Government Oversight; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

April 30, 2012

Nuclear Weapons Spending in the 2013 Budget

Nuclear Weapons Spending in the 2013 Budget

Featuring Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Russell Rumbaugh, Director, Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Program, Stimson Center; Laura Peterson, Senior Policy Analyst, Taxpayers for Common Sense; moderated by Laura Odato, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

February 21, 2012

Obama’s Not-So New Strategy

Obama's Not-So New Strategy

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Christopher A. Preble, Cato’s vice president for defense and foreign policy studies and author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

October 31, 2011

The Relationship between Intelligence and Policy

The Relationship between Intelligence and Policy

Featuring Paul R. Pillar, Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, Author, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia, 2011); and Joshua Rovner, Associate Professor, Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, Author, Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell, 2011); with comments by Mark Lowenthal, President and CEO, The Intelligence and Security Academy, Former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 13, 2011

Why Are We at War in Libya?

Why Are We at War in Libya?

Featuring Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 10, 2011

America’s Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq

America's Allies and War: Kosovo, Afghanistan, and Iraq

Featuring the author Jason W. Davidson, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Mary Washington; with comments by Charles Kupchan, Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations and Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 25, 2011

The Internet and Social Media: Tools of Freedom or Tools of Oppression?

The Internet and Social Media: Tools of Freedom or Tools of Oppression?

Featuring Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Alexander Howard, Government 2.0 Washington, D.C., Correspondent, O’Reilly Media; and Tim Karr, Campaign Director, Free Press; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.