October 12, 2015

Will the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Live Up to Its Promise?

Featuring Susan Aaronson, George Washington University; Ted Alden, Council on Foreign Relations; Alberto Alemanno, HEC Paris & NYU Law; Inu Barbee, Georgetown University; Laura Baughman, Trade Partnership; Axel Berger, The German Development Institute; Marjorie Chorlins, European Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Iana Dreyer, Borderlex; Michelle Egan, American University; Fredrik Erixon, ECIPE; Gabriel Felbermayr, Ifo Institute; Daniel J. Ikenson, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Jim Kolbe, German Marshall Fund; Simon Lester, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Phil Levy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Hanna Norberg, TradeEconomista.com; Daniel R. Pearson, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Peter Rashish, Transnational Strategy Group; Gregory Shaffer, University of California, Irvine School of Law; Gabriel Siles-Brügge, University of Manchester; Harsha V. Singh, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development; Bill Watson, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 28, 2015

Removing Barriers to Online Medical Care

Removing Barriers to Online Medical Care

Featuring Rene Quashie, Senior Counsel, Epstein, Becker & Green; and Jeff Rowes, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; with a response from Josh Sharfstein, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

February 6, 2015

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org; Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

June 13, 2014

The Bitter Taste of Sugar Protectionism: How Congress and the U.S. Sugar Industry Kill Jobs, Raise the Cost of Living for Americans, and Compel U.S. Companies to Move Overseas

The Bitter Taste of Sugar Protectionism: How Congress and the U.S. Sugar Industry Kill Jobs, Raise the Cost of Living for Americans, and Compel U.S. Companies to Move Overseas

Featuring Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ike Brannon, Fellow, The 4% Growth Project, George W. Bush Institute; and Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 20, 2014

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: An Examination of Benefits and Costs

The Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Panel I - Introduction & Panel I: Does ISDS Strengthen or Weaken the Rule of Law?

Featuring James Politi, U.S. Economics and Trade Correspondent, Financial Times; Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ted Posner, Litigation Partner, Weil, Gotshal and Manges; Lori Wallach, Director, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch; Todd Weiler, Counsel, Expert Consultant and Arbitrator, Investment Treaty Law and Arbitration; Susan Aaronson, Research Professor, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University; Shaun Donnelly, Vice President of Investment and Financial Services, United States Council for International Business; Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; moderated by Edward Alden, Bernard L. Schwartz Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; and Kimberly Elliot, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development.

March 7, 2014

TPA, TPP, TTIP, and You: When Will We Enjoy the Fruits of the U.S. Trade Agenda?

TPA, TPP, TTIP, and You: When Will We Enjoy the Fruits of the U.S. Trade Agenda?

Featuring Dan Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Simon Lester, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Daniel Pearson, Senior Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Bill Watson, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 5, 2014

Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: National Interest or Corporate Handout?

Intellectual Property in the Trans-Pacific Partnership: National Interest or Corporate Handout?

Featuring Margot Kaminski, Executive Director, Information Society Project, Yale University; Tom Giovanetti, President, Institute for Policy Innovation; and K. William Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

February 10, 2014

Boom to Bust? How Export Restrictions Imperil America’s Oil and Gas Bonanza

Boom to Bust? How Export Restrictions Imperil America's Oil and Gas Bonanza

Featuring James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist and Former U.S. Congressman; Scott Lincicome, Cato Institute Adjunct Scholar and International Trade Attorney; and Mark Perry, Professor of Economics, University of Michigan–Flint, and American Enterprise Institute Scholar; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

January 16, 2014

Patents, Public Health, and International Law: The Eli Lilly NAFTA Chapter 11 Case

Patents, Public Health, and International Law: The Eli Lilly NAFTA Chapter 11 Case

Featuring Burcu Kilic, Legal Counsel, Public Citizen Global Access to Medicine Program; Christopher Sands, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute; and Mark Schultz, Associate Professor, Southern Illinois University School of Law, and Senior Scholar, Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, George Mason University School of Law; moderated by Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

September 20, 2013

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Race to the Finish, or Long Slog Ahead?

The Trans Pacific Partnership: Race to the Finish, or Long Slog Ahead?

Featuring Jason Kearns, Chief Trade Counsel, House Ways and Means Committee (Democratic); Simon Lester, Trade Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Associate Professor, SUNY Buffalo Law School; moderated by Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

June 18, 2013

Free Trade, Free Markets: Rating the 112th Congress

Free Trade, Free Markets: Rating the 112th Congress

Featuring Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ); and Bill Watson, Trade Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.