June 15, 2016

The Case for Restraint in U.S. Foreign Policy

Featuring David Edelstein, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government, Georgetown University; Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Brendan Green, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Cincinnati; Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Edward Rhodes, Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy, Charles Koch Institute; Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT Security Studies Program.

May 18, 2016

Is ISIS Economically and Socially Sustainable?

Is ISIS Economically and Socially Sustainable?

Featuring Howard J. Shatz, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Director, RAND-Initiated Research; and Jacob Shapiro, Associate Professor, Politics and International Affairs, and Co-Director, Empirical Studies of Conflict Project, Princeton University; and author of The Terrorist’s Dilemma: Managing Violent Covert Organizations; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 20, 2016

Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post–Cold War Era

Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post–Cold War Era

Featuring the author Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; with comments by Keir Lieber, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Brad Stapleton, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 4, 2016

Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism

Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism

Featuring the authors John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Mark G. Stewart, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, University of Newcastle in Australia; with comments by Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 12, 2015

Economic Interdependence and War

Economic Interdependence and War

Featuring the author Dale C. Copeland, Associate Professor, University of Virginia; with comments from David M. Edelstein, Associate Professor, Georgetown University; Erik A. Gartzke, Professor, UC – San Diego; and John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 13, 2015

The Newburgh Sting and the FBI’s Production of the Domestic Terrorism Threat

The Newburgh Sting and the FBI’s Production of the Domestic Terrorism Threat

Featuring David Heilbroner, Producer and Director, The Newburgh Sting; Naureen Shah, Director of Security and Human Rights, Amnesty USA; and John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist with the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security, Cato Institute.

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.

August 28, 2014

Public Opinion and War

Public Opinion and War

Featuring Adam Berinsky, Professor of Political Science, MIT; John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Jason Reifler, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter; and Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University; moderated by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 6, 2014

Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History?” 25 Years Later

Francis Fukuyama's "The End of History?" 25 Years Later - Panel 1

Featuring Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History?”; Michael Mandelbaum, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Marian Tupy, Cato Institute; Adam Garfinkle, editor, American Interest; Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution; and John Mueller, Ohio State University and Cato Institute.

May 3, 2013

How Safe Are We? Balancing Risks, Benefits, and Costs

How Safe Are We? Balancing Risks, Benefits, and Costs

Featuring John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; and Mark G. Stewart, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

July 19, 2012

Airport Body-Scanning: Will TSA Follow the Law?

Airport Body-Scanning: Will TSA Follow the Law?

Featuring Ginger McCall, Director, Open Government Program, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Marc Scribner, Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute; John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Jim Harper, Director, Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.