July 29, 2014

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.

November 8, 2012

Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know

Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know

Featuring the author Jason Brennan, Assistant Professor of Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy, Georgetown University; with comments by Aaron Ross Powell, Research Fellow, Cato Institute and Editor, Libertarianism.org; and Tom Merrill, Assistant Professor of Government, American University; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

October 16, 2012

The Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party

The Libertarian Roots of the Tea Party

Featuring David Kirby, Vice President, FreedomWorks, and Associate Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Emily Ekins, Director of Polling, Reason Foundation, and Research Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University; and Jonathan Rauch, Guest Scholar, Governance Studies, Brookings Institution; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

September 28, 2012

Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk

Who's Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk

Featuring the authors Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; and John Fund, National Affairs Columnist, National Review, with comments by Jeffrey Milyo, Middlebush Professor of Social Science, University of Missouri; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.