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.

April 25, 2012

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

The Swing Vote: The Untapped Power of Independents

Featuring the author Linda Killian, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars; with comments by David Kirby, Vice President of Development, FreedomWorks; moderated by John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

April 20, 2012

Citizens v. the Ruling Elite

Citizens v. the Ruling Elite

Featuring Mark Meckler, Co-founder, Tea Party Patriots; Eric O’Keefe, Co-Chairman, Campaign for Primary Accountability; Geoff Pallay, Special Projects Director, Ballotpedia; moderated by John Samples, Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute.

April 19, 2012

Free Market Fairness

Free Market Fairness

Featuring author John Tomasi, Brown University; with comments by John Hasnas, Georgetown University; moderated by John Samples, Cato Institute.