February 21, 2012

Obama’s Not-So New Strategy

Obama's Not-So New Strategy

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Christopher A. Preble, Cato’s vice president for defense and foreign policy studies and author of The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

January 19, 2011

The 112th Congress and Military Spending

The 112th Congress and Military Spending

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform, and Member, Board of Directors, The Nixon Center; moderated by Kurt Couchman, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 13, 2011

The Military-Industrial Complex at 50: Assessing the Meaning and Impact of Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

Featuring Andrew Bacevich, Professor of International Relations and History, Boston University; Charles J. Dunlap, Jr., Maj. Gen., USAF (Ret.), Visiting Professor and Associate Director of the Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke University School of Law; Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Lawrence Wilkerson, Visiting Harriman Professor of Government and Public Policy, College of William and Mary; Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and others…

November 19, 2010

Deficits and Defense

Deficits and Defense

Featuring Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts); Loren B. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Institute; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 22, 2010

Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Featuring the author Matthew Kroenig, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Justin Logan, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 25, 2010

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS’s Efforts to Make Us Safer

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS's Efforts to Make Us Safer

Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; co-editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It; and John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; author, Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda, and Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them; co-author with Mark G. Stewart, Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security (forthcoming).

May 24, 2010

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 22, 2010

Nuclear Weapons Spending and the Future of the Arsenal

Nuclear Weapons Spending and the Future of the Arsenal

Featuring Stephen I. Schwartz, Editor, Nonproliferation Review, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and principal author, Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and author, The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.

January 13, 2010

The Obama Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy at One Year

The Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Policy at One Year (Part I)

Featuring a keynote address by Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State. Additional speakers include Clark Ervin, Director, Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program; Paul Pillar, Former CIA official now Professor and Director of Studies of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University; Michael German, Former FBI agent now serving as policy counsel on national security, immigration, and privacy at the American Civil Liberties Union; Priscilla Lewis, Co-Director of the U.S. in the World Initiative; and Jacob Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.