April 30, 2014

Is College Worth It?

Is College Worth It?

Featuring Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Beth Akers, Fellow, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center For Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.

April 16, 2014

College Accreditation in the Crosshairs

College Accreditation in the Crosshairs: Panel I: Are the Feds a Threat to Accreditors and Colleges?

Featuring Judith Eaton, President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation; Andrew Kelly, Director, Center on Higher Education Reform, American Enterprise Institute; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Sally Johnstone, Vice President for Academic Advancement, Western Governors University; and Jeff Martineau, Managing Partner, Higher Education Partners; moderated by Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed and Eric Kelderman, Staff Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education.

December 11, 2012

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

Featuring the author Greg Lukianoff, President, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE); with comments by Alexander McCobin, President, Students for Liberty; and Kelly Jemison, Events Manager, Students for Liberty; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Legal Associate, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

November 18, 2011

Squeezing the Tower: Are We Getting All We Can from Higher Education?

Panel 1: How Should We Define and Measure Faculty Productivity?

Featuring: Richard Vedder, Professor of Economics, Ohio University, and founder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity; Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, The George Washington University; Mark Bauerlein, English professor, Emory University, and author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future; Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30; Jeff Sandefer, Master Teacher, Acton School of Business; Arthur Hauptman, Public Policy Consultant; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

October 27, 2011

How Much Ivory Does This Tower Need?

How Much Ivory Does This Tower Need?

Featuring Rep. Virginia Foxx, Chairwoman, House Subcommittee on Higher Education; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Renz, Government Affairs Manager, Cato Institute.

July 19, 2011

Helping Students or Ballooning College Profits: What’s Federal Money Doing?

Helping Students or Ballooning College Profits: What's Federal Money Doing?

Featuring Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University; M. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities; Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

March 3, 2011

Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America

Schools for Misrule: Legal Academia and an Overlawyered America

Featuring the author Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments by Judge Douglas H. Ginsburg, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; moderated by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute.

November 30, 2010

Profiting from Ivory Towers?

Profiting from Ivory Towers?

Featuring Richard Bishirjian, President, Yorktown University; Robert J. Shapiro, Chairman and Co-founder, Sonecon LLC; Ben Miller, Policy Analyst, Education Sector; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Adam Schaeffer, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom.

October 6, 2009

Taking Control of Spiraling College Costs

Taking Control of Spiraling College Costs

Featuring Robert E. Martin, Professor Emeritus, Centre College; Kevin Carey, Policy Director, Education Sector; George Leef, Director of Research, John W. Pope Center for Higher Education Policy; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute. Moderated by Mary Beth Marklein, Education Reporter, USA Today.

January 14, 2009

Does Public Higher Ed Funding Drive Economic Growth?

Does Public Higher Ed Funding Drive Economic Growth?

Featuring George Leef, Vice President for Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy; Barmak Nassirian, Associate Executive Director, External Relations, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Moderator Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed