March 28, 2012

Barack Obama: Civil Liberties Nightmare

Barack Obama: Civil Liberties Nightmare

Featuring a presentation and live discussion with Gene Healy, Cato vice president and author of The Cult of the Presidency: America’s Dangerous Devotion to Executive Power; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia.

November 15, 2011

Ending the Global War on Drugs

Ending the Global War on Drugs: Keynote Address

Featuring Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Former President, Brazil; Jorge Castañeda, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mexico; Mary Anastasia O’Grady, Member of the Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal; Luis Alberto Lacalle Pou, Speaker of the House of Deputies, Uruguay; Glenn Greenwald, Columnist and Blogger, Salon; Leigh Maddox, Board Member, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Professor, University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law; Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance; Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief, Daily Caller.

October 27, 2011

Is Liberty Losing Ground in America?

Is Liberty Losing Ground in America?

Featuring David K. Shipler, Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Author, The Rights of the People (Knopf, 2011); and Susan N. Herman, President of the American Civil Liberties Union, Author, Taking Liberties (Oxford University Press, 2011); with comments by Paul Rosenzweig, Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation; moderated by Timothy Lynch, Director, Cato Institute Project on Criminal Justice.

June 15, 2010

The New Assault on Free Speech

The New Assault on Free Speech

Featuring Bradley A. Smith, Chairman, Center for Competitive Politics, and former Chairman, Federal Election Commission; William McGinley of Counsel, Patton Boggs LLP; and John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute

February 24, 2010

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

The Science of Liberty: Democracy, Reason, and the Laws of Nature

Featuring the author, Timothy Ferris, with comments by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Jonathan Rauch, Contributing editor, the Atlantic Monthly, and visiting scholar, The Brookings Institution. Moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.

December 3, 2009

The USA Patriot Act: Renew, Revise, or Repeal?

Featuring Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Gregory Nojeim, Senior Counsel, The Center for Democracy and Technology; Jena Baker McNeill, Homeland Security Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation; and Richard Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation. Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

December 1, 2009

Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice

Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice

Featuring the author, Tom G. Palmer, General Director, Atlas Global Initiative for Free Trade, Peace, and Prosperity, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and General Director, Mercatus Center.

October 1, 2009

The Criminalization of (Almost) Everything

The Criminalization of (Almost) Everything

Featuring Harvey Silverglate, Author of Three Felonies a Day; and Tim Lynch, Editor of In the Name of Justice and Director of Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice. Moderated by Tony Blankley, Executive Vice President, Edelman, Inc., and Columnist, Washington Times.

July 24, 2009

Assessing the Options: REAL ID, PASS ID, or No National ID at All

Assessing the Options: REAL ID, PASS ID, or No National ID at All

Featuring Christopher Calabrese, Counsel, Technology & Liberty Program, American Civil Liberties Union; David E. Williams, Vice President, Policy, Citizens Against Government Waste; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.