May 22, 2012

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

Breakout Nations: In Pursuit of the Next Economic Miracles

Featuring the author Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Market Equities and Global Macro, Morgan Stanley Investment Management; with comments by Swaminathan S. Anklesaria Aiyar, Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

April 4, 2012

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Featuring the coauthor Daron Acemoglu, Killian Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; with comments by Karla Hoff, Senior Research Economist, Development Economics Group, World Bank; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

November 15, 2011

Ending the Global War on Drugs

Ending the Global War on Drugs: Keynote Address

Featuring Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President, Brazil; Jorge Castañeda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Member of the Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal; Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, Speaker of the House of Deputies, Uruguay; Glenn Greenwald, Columnist and Blogger, Salon; Leigh Maddox, Board Member, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Professor, University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law; Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Caller.

October 14, 2011

Is Islam Compatible with the Free Market?

Is Islam Compatible with the Free Market?

Featuring Mustafa Akyol, Author, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (Norton, 2011); with comments from Kris Mauren, Executive Director, Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

June 1, 2011

India Twenty Years after Reform

India Twenty Years after Reform

Featuring Swaminathan Aiyar, Research Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Surjit Bhalla, Managing Director, Oxus Research and Investments; and Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

April 29, 2011

The Future of Chinese Land Rights

The Future of Chinese Land Rights

featuring Roy Prosterman, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Landesa; and Keliang Zhu, Attorney, China Team, Landesa; with comments by Xiaobo Zhang, Senior Research Fellow, International Food Policy Research Institute; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

October 6, 2010

Why Africa Is Poor and What Africans Can Do about It

Featuring the author Greg Mills, Director, Brenthurst Foundation, South Africa; with comments by Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

September 28, 2010

The Case for Business in Developing Economies

The Case for Business in Developing Economies

Featuring the author Ann Bernstein, Founding Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise (Johannesburg, South Africa); with comments by Clive Crook, Senior Editor, The Atlantic, and commentator, Financial Times; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

May 11, 2010

Europe’s Economic Crisis and the Future of the Euro

Europe's Economic Crisis and the Future of the Euro

Featuring Simeon Djankov, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister, Bulgaria; with comments by Steve Hanke, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Professor of Applied Economics, Johns Hopkins University. Moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

April 8, 2010

Putting Politics above Markets: A Greek Tragedy

Putting Politics above Markets: A Greek Tragedy

Featuring Takis Michas, Staff writer for the Greek national daily, Eleftherotypia; with comments by Patrick Welter, Economics Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

December 9, 2009

Latin Americans and the West

Latin Americans and the West

Featuring the author, Carlos Alberto Montaner; with comments by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute. Moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.