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.

March 13, 2009

Can the Pentagon Be Fixed?

Can the Pentagon Be Fixed?

Featuring Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information; Colonel Douglas Macgregor, U.S. Army (Retired), Straus Military Reform Project adviser; Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight; Thomas Ricks, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security, and Special Military Correspondent for the Washington Post; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security, Cato Institute;