February 12, 2015

A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption

Featuring the author Jay Cost, Staff Writer, The Weekly Standard; with comments by Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulations Studies, Cato Institute; and Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

November 13, 2014

The Tyranny of Silence

The Tyranny of Silence

A special one-on-one conversation with the author Flemming Rose, Foreign Editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten; interviewed by Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.

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.

October 9, 2014

Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

Bootleggers and Baptists: How Economic Forces and Moral Persuasion Interact to Shape Regulatory Politics

Featuring the authors Adam Smith, Assistant Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Free Market Studies, Johnson & Wales; and Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science, and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus, Clemson University; with comments by Susan Dudley, Research Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration and Director, Regulatory Studies Center, George Washington University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

September 18, 2014

Aftermath: The Unintended Consequences of Public Policies

Aftermath: The Unintended Consequences of Public Policies

Featuring the author Thomas E. Hall, Professor of Economics, Miami University of Ohio; with comments by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Patrick McLaughlin, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

July 29, 2014

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

Featuring the author Edward Hudgins, Director of Advocacy, and Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society; with comments by Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

November 6, 2013

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Featuring the author Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, George Mason University; with comments by John Sides, Associate Professor of Political Science, George Washington University; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

October 16, 2013

Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, Newly Expanded Edition

Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, Newly Expanded Edition

Featuring the author Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution; with comments by Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); and Brian Moulton, Legal Director, Human Rights Campaign; moderated by John Samples Director, Cato Institute Press.

January 23, 2013

Campaign Finance after
Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?

Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?Panel 1: After Citizens United: Did Elections Change?

Featuring John Samples, Cato Institute; Robert Bauer, Perkins Coie; Bradley Smith, Capital University School of Law; Ray LaRaja, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Michael Malbin, Campaign Finance Institute; Don McGahn, Federal Election Commission; and Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School.