January 29, 2015

Can We End Poverty?

Featuring John Allison, President, Cato Institute; John McWhorter, Center for American Studies, Columbia University; Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families and Budgeting for National Priorities Project; Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and President, PolicyLink; Christopher Wimer, Co-Director, Center of Poverty and Social Policy; Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute; Jo Kwong, Director of Economic Opportunity Programs, Philanthropy Roundtable; Harriet Karr-McDonald, Executive Vice President, Doe Fund; Robert Woodson, Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; David Beito, Professor of American History, University of Alabama; and Mauricio Lim Miller, Founder, President and CEO, Family Independence Initiative.

December 4, 2014

The Future of U.S. Economic Growth

Featuring Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute; Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Robert Gordon, Northwestern University; Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University; and Edmund Phelps, Columbia University.

December 1, 2014

James Buckley on Reviving Federalism

Featuring James L. Buckley, Former U.S. senator and federal judge; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute, and Director, Cato Center for Constitutional Studies; and Chris Edwards, Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; moderated by John Maniscalco, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

September 29, 2014

Originalism and the Good Constitution

Originalism and the Good Constitution

Featuring the authors John O. McGinnis, George C. Dix Professor in Constitutional Law, Northwestern University Law School; and Michael B. Rappaport, Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, University of San Diego Law School; with comments by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; and Brianne Gorod, Appellate Counsel, Constitutional Accountability Center; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

September 18, 2014

Aftermath: The Unintended Consequences of Public Policies

Aftermath: The Unintended Consequences of Public Policies

Featuring the author Thomas E. Hall, Professor of Economics, Miami University of Ohio; with comments by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Patrick McLaughlin, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

August 27, 2014

Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers

Roots of Liberty: Unlocking the Federalist Papers

Featuring Tim Donner, Founder and President, One Generation Away; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Christopher Donesa, Former Chief Counsel, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and Claire McCaffery Griffin, Principal, CGC, LLC; moderated by Dean Reuter, Vice President and Director, Practice Groups, Federalist Society.

July 29, 2014

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win?

Featuring the author Edward Hudgins, Director of Advocacy, and Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society; with comments by Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

July 24, 2014

Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

Featuring Cato Institute Interns; and Heritage Foundation Interns; with an introduction by Chip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute; moderated by Matt Lewis, Senior Contributor at the Daily Caller and Contributing Editor at The Week.

June 5, 2014

Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

Is Administrative Law Unlawful?

Featuring the author Philip Hamburger, Maurice and Hilda Friedman Professor of Law, Columbia University School of Law; with comments by Hon. Stephen F. Williams, Senior Circuit Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

May 6, 2014

Bruno Leoni at 101

Bruno Leoni at 101

Featuring Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Peter Boettke, University Professor of Economics and Philosophy, George Mason University; and Todd J. Zywicki, George Mason University Foundation Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; moderated by Alberto Mingardi, Director General, Istituto Bruno Leoni.

March 27, 2014

Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better

Why Government Fails So Often: And How It Can Do Better

Featuring the author Peter Schuck, Professor of Law Emeritus, Yale Law School; with comments by Arnold Kling, Economist and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.