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.

January 19, 2011

The 112th Congress and Military Spending

The 112th Congress and Military Spending

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform, and Member, Board of Directors, The Nixon Center; moderated by Kurt Couchman, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 13, 2011

The Military-Industrial Complex at 50: Assessing the Meaning and Impact of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

Featuring Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University; Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Maj. Gen., USAF (Ret.), Visiting Professor and Associate Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law; Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Lawrence Wilkerson, Visiting Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy, College of William and Mary; Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and others…

December 16, 2010

Obama’s Fiscal Commission and the GOP Budget Agenda

Obama's Fiscal Commission and the GOP Budget Agenda

Featuring Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel J. Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Christopher A. Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute. Moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

November 19, 2010

Deficits and Defense

Deficits and Defense

Featuring Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts); Loren B. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Institute; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 24, 2010

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 18, 2010

Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan

Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan - Congressional Panel

Opening Remarks
Christopher Preble, Cato Institute

Panel 1
The Honorable Tom McClintock (R-CA); The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); The Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN); moderated by Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

Panel 2
Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Donald Devine, editor, Conservative Battleline On Line; Diana West, Washington Examiner; Mackenzie Eaglen, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Malou Innocent, Cato Institute

Keynote Address
Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, with an introduction by Edward H. Crane, Cato Institute