August 23, 2016

American Umpire

Featuring Elizabeth Cobbs, Producer and Writer, American Umpire; with comments by Derek Chollet, Counselor and Senior Advisor, Security and Defense Policy, the German Marshall Fund; and Heather Hurlburt, Director of New Models of Policy Change, New America; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

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.

April 20, 2016

Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post–Cold War Era

Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post–Cold War Era

Featuring the author Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; with comments by Keir Lieber, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and Brad Stapleton, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 13, 2016

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

America’s War for the Greater Middle East: A Military History

Featuring the author Andrew Bacevich, Professor Emeritus of History and International Relations, Boston University; with comments by Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 4, 2016

Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism

Chasing Ghosts: The Policing of Terrorism

Featuring the authors John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Mark G. Stewart, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, University of Newcastle in Australia; with comments by Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 29, 2016

Japan’s Security Evolution

Japan’s Security Evolution

Featuring Jennifer Lind, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; with comments by Amy Searight, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for South and Southeast Asia within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs; and Emma Chanlett-Avery, Specialist in Asian Affairs, Congressional Research Service; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute.

March 21, 2016

America’s Invisible Wars

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.

March 9, 2016

New Technologies and War: Will They Change the Way We Fight? And Why We Fight?

New Technologies and War: Will They Change the Way We Fight? And Why We Fight?

Featuring T. X. Hammes, Distinguished Research Fellow, U.S. National Defense University; with comments by Andrew Philip Hunter, Director, Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group, and Senior Fellow, International Security Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jerry Hendrix, Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Strategies and Assessments Program, Center for a New American Security; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 18, 2016

The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect

The Question of Intervention: John Stuart Mill and the Responsibility to Protect

Featuring the author Michael W. Doyle, Director, Columbia Global Policy Initiative, Harold Brown Professor of International Affairs, Law, and Political Science, Columbia University; with comments by Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO, New America; and Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Brad Stapleton, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

February 8, 2016

The Promise and Pitfalls of Economic Sanctions

The Promise and Pitfalls of Economic Sanctions

Featuring Emma Ashford, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Eric Lorber, Senior Associate, Financial Integrity Network, and Adjunct Fellow, Center for a New American Security; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

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.