May 7, 2014

Intellectual Privilege

Intellectual Privilege

Featuring the author Tom W. Bell, Professor, Chapman University School of Law; with comments by Christopher Newman, Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Law; moderated by Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

December 11, 2013

Who’s Watching Little Brother? Local Surveillance, National Concerns

Who’s Watching Little Brother? Local Surveillance, National Concerns

Featuring Mike German, Senior Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; Eileen Larence, Director of Homeland Security and Justice Issues, Government Accountability Office; Michael Price, Counsel, Liberty & National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 14, 2013

Mission Creep at the TSA and the Case for Privatization

Mission Creep at the TSA and the Case for Privatization

Featuring Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ), Founder and Chairman, Congressional Constitution Caucus; Khaliah Barnes, Administrative Law Counsel, EPIC; and Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 9, 2013

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It

NSA Surveillance: What We Know; What to Do About It: Afternoon Keynote

Keynote speakers: Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), member of the Senate’s Select Committee on Intelligence; Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI); Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI).  Panelists include: Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal; Spencer Ackerman, The Guardian; Barton Gellman, Washington Post; Charlie Savage, New York Times; Jameel Jaffer, ACLU; Laura Donohue, Georgetown University Law Center; David Lieber, Google; David Dahl, SpiderOak; Jim Burrows, Silent Circle; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School; Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 2, 2013

Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion

Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion

Featuring Edward Hasbrouck, Journalist, Consumer Advocate, Travel Expert, and Consultant, The Identity Project (PapersPlease.org), Author of the book and blog, The Practical Nomad; and Ginger McCall Director, Open Government Program, Electronic Privacy Information Center; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 20, 2013

Laws of Creation: Property Rights in the World of Ideas

Laws of Creation: Property Rights in the World of Ideas

Featuring Ronald A. Cass, Cass & Associates, Dean Emeritus of Boston University School of Law; Keith Hylton, Paul J. Liacos Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law; and Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University, Editor, Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 28, 2013

E-Verify’s Many Perils

E-Verify's Many Perils

Featuring Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Calabrese, Legislative Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union; and David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

January 23, 2013

A Rational Response to the Privacy ‘Crisis’

A Rational Response to the Privacy 'Crisis'

Featuring Larry Downes, Author and Internet Industry Analyst; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kelly William Cobb, Senior Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

December 6, 2012

Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess

Copyright Unbalanced: From Incentive to Excess

Featuring the editor Jerry Brito, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Tom W. Bell, Professor, Chapman University School of Law; with comments by Mitch Glazier, Senior Executive Vice President, Recording Industry Association of America; moderated by Jim Harper, Director, Information Policy Studies, 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.