June 5, 2013

Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails

Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Action Fails

Featuring the author Christopher J. Coyne, F. A. Harper Professor of Economics, George Mason University; with comments by M. Peter McPherson, Former Administrator, U.S. Agency for International Development, 1981–1987; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

April 22, 2013

Drones and the New Way of War

Drones and the New Way of War

Featuring Steve I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law; Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution; Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

April 5, 2013

The War in Afghanistan: What Went Wrong?

The War in Afghanistan: What Went Wrong?

Featuring Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, Washington Post, author of the book Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan; Ambassador James Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation; U.S. representative at the Bonn Conference; and U.S. Army Colonel Gian P. Gentile, Professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, author of the forthcoming book Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

June 27, 2012

Libya, One Year Later

Libya, One Year Later

Featuring Diederik Vandewalle, Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration and Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; Jonathan Hutson, Director of Communications, Enough Project to End Genocide and Crimes against Humanity; Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

June 29, 2011

Turning the Page in Afghanistan

Turning the Page in Afghanistan

Featuring Joshua Rovner, U.S. Naval War College; Joshua Foust, American Security Project; Malou Innocent, Cato Institute; and Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution; moderated by Justin Logan, Cato Institute.

June 22, 2011

Afghanistan and Pakistan after bin Laden

Afghanistan and Pakistan after bin Laden

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, coauthor, Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan and author, Pakistan and the Future of U.S. Policy; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

May 5, 2011

The Arab Awakening and Its Implications

The Arab Awakening and Its Implications

Featuring David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director, American Islamic Congress; and Stanley Kober, Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

March 18, 2010

Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan

Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan - Congressional Panel

Opening Remarks
Christopher Preble, Cato Institute

Panel 1
The Honorable Tom McClintock (R-CA); The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); The Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN); moderated by Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

Panel 2
Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Donald Devine, editor, Conservative Battleline On Line; Diana West, Washington Examiner; Mackenzie Eaglen, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Malou Innocent, Cato Institute

Keynote Address
Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, with an introduction by Edward H. Crane, Cato Institute

September 25, 2009

The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Featuring Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, and co-author of “Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan”; and Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and co-author of “Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan.”

September 14, 2009

Should the United States Withdraw from Afghanistan?

Should the United States Withdraw from Afghanistan?

Featuring Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, and co-author of Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan; Celeste Ward, Senior Defense Analyst, RAND Corp.; Patrick M. Cronin, Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University; Robert Naiman, National Coordinator, Just Foreign Policy; and Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and co-author of Escaping the ‘Graveyard of Empires’: A Strategy to Exit Afghanistan. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 23, 2009

Pakistan and the Future of U.S. Policy

Pakistan and the Future of U.S. Policy

Featuring Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, President of the Middle East Institute and former U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan; Mukhtar A. Khan, Analyst, The Jamestown Foundation; Ken Luongo, President of the Partnership for Global Security; Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

December 11, 2008

Afghanistan Seven Years Later

Afghanistan Seven Years Later

Featuring The Honorable Said T. Jawad, Ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States; Akbar Ahmed, Professor of Islamic Studies at American University; Caroline Wadhams, Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress; Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute;