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

February 22, 2010

Nuclear Weapons Spending and the Future of the Arsenal

Nuclear Weapons Spending and the Future of the Arsenal

Featuring Stephen I. Schwartz, Editor, Nonproliferation Review, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and principal author, Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and author, The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

January 13, 2010

The Obama Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy at One Year

The Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Policy at One Year (Part I)

Featuring a keynote address by Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State. Additional speakers include Clark Ervin, Director, Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program; Paul Pillar, Former CIA official now Professor and Director of Studies of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University; Michael German, Former FBI agent now serving as policy counsel on national security, immigration, and privacy at the American Civil Liberties Union; Priscilla Lewis, Co-Director of the U.S. in the World Initiative; and Jacob Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 14, 2009

To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad

To Begin the World Over Again: Lawrence of Arabia from Damascus to Baghdad

Featuring the author John C. Hulsman, Alfred von Oppenheim Scholar in Residence, German Council on Foreign Relations; Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Daniel Serwer, Vice President, Centers of Innovation, Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations, United States Institute of Peace. Moderated by Justin Logan, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

September 14, 2009

Should the United States Withdraw from Afghanistan?

Should the United States Withdraw from Afghanistan?

Featuring Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, and co-author of Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan; Celeste Ward, Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corp.; Patrick M. Cronin, Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Robert Naiman, National Coordinator, Just Foreign Policy; and Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and co-author of Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

July 14, 2009

Engaging China to Solve the North Korea Problem

Engaging China to Solve the North Korea Problem

Featuring Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Scott Snyder, Director of the Center for U.S.-Korea Policy, The Asia Foundation; Larry Niksch, Specialist in Asian Affairs, U.S. Congressional Research Service; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 23, 2009

Pakistan and the Future of U.S. Policy

Pakistan and the Future of U.S. Policy

Featuring Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, President of the Middle East Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; Mukhtar A. Khan, Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation; Ken Luongo, President of the Partnership for Global Security; Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.