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.

January 25, 2016

America’s Invisible Wars

Featuring Emma Ashford, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Bronwyn Bruton, Deputy Director, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Charles Schmitz, Professor, Towson University, and Vice President, the American Institute for Yemeni Studies; and Moeed Yusuf, Director, South Asia Programs, United States Institute of Peace; moderated by Mark Mazzetti, Correspondent, New York Times and author, The Way of the Knife: the CIA, a Secret Army, and a War at the Ends of the Earth.

Due to the effects of the approaching snow storm, the Cato Policy Forum has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a later time.

January 13, 2016

Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

Featuring the author Leif Wenar, Chair of Philosophy and Law, King’s College London; with comments by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; and Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University and Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Kluge Center, Library of Congress; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 16, 2015

The Pentagon Budget: Prospects for Reform

The Pentagon Budget: Prospects for Reform

Featuring Dov S. Zakheim, Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Mackenzie Eaglen, Resident Fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Todd Harrison, Senior Fellow, Defense Budget Studies, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Kate Brannen, Senior Reporter, Foreign Policy.

June 12, 2014

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

Restraint: A New Foundation for U.S. Grand Strategy

Featuring the author Barry R. Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, and Director, Security Studies Program, MIT; with comments by Justin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Blake Hounshell, Deputy Editor, POLITICO Magazine; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 25, 2013

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.

October 18, 2012

The Real Effects of Sequestration

The Real Effects of Sequestration

Featuring Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Kelly Cobb, Senior Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.

October 12, 2012

The Economic Effects of Military Spending

The Economic Effects of Military Spending

Featuring Benjamin Zycher, Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute; Stephen S. Fuller, Dwight Schar Faculty Chair and University Professor, Director, Center for Regional Analysis, George Mason University; and Stephen Moore, Editorial Board Member, Senior Economics Writer, Wall Street Journal; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 21, 2012

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

Featuring Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy; Eric J. Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office; Ben Freeman, National Security Fellow, Project on Government Oversight; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

April 30, 2012

Nuclear Weapons Spending in the 2013 Budget

Nuclear Weapons Spending in the 2013 Budget

Featuring Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Russell Rumbaugh, Director, Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Program, Stimson Center; Laura Peterson, Senior Policy Analyst, Taxpayers for Common Sense; moderated by Laura Odato, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.