December 12, 2014

The 2014 Cato Institute Surveillance Conference

Featuring Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Charlie Savage, Washington Correspondent, New York Times; Siobhan Gorman, Wall Street Journal; Robert S. Litt, General Counsel, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; John Napier Tye, Former Section Chief for Internet Freedom, State Department; Marcy Wheeler, Writer, Emptywheel.net; Laura Donohue, Director, Georgetown University Center on National Security & the Law; Alex Joel, Civil Liberties Officer, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; Jack Gillum, Associated Press; Faisal Gill, Attorney & Surveillance Target; Orin Kerr, Professor of Law, George Washington University; Harley Geiger, Advocacy Director and Senior Counsel, Center for Democracy & Technology; Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst, American Civil Liberties Union; Katherine Hawkins, National Security Fellow, Open the Government; Steve Aftergood, Director, Project on Government Secrecy, Federation of American Scientists; Sharon Bradford Franklin, Executive Director, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; Elizabeth “Liza” Goitein, Co-Director, Liberty and National Security Program, Brennan Center for Justice; Matthew Green, Research Professor of Computer Science, Johns Hopkins University; Kurt Opsahl, Deputy General Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Julia Angwin, ProPublica; author of Dragnet Nation.

June 6, 2014

Francis Fukuyama’s “The End of History?” 25 Years Later

Francis Fukuyama's "The End of History?" 25 Years Later - Panel 1

Featuring Francis Fukuyama, author of “The End of History?”; Michael Mandelbaum, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Marian Tupy, Cato Institute; Adam Garfinkle, editor, American Interest; Paul Pillar, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Brookings Institution; and John Mueller, Ohio State University and Cato Institute.

May 17, 2013

The Implications of the Expanding U.S. Drone Program

The Implications of the Expanding U.S. Drone Program

Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Spencer Ackerman, Senior Writer, WIRED Magazine; and Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 3, 2013

How Safe Are We? Balancing Risks, Benefits, and Costs

How Safe Are We? Balancing Risks, Benefits, and Costs

Featuring John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; and Mark G. Stewart, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute, Professor of Civil Engineering, University of Newcastle, Australia; moderated by Laura Odato, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

April 22, 2013

Drones and the New Way of War

Drones and the New Way of War

Featuring Steve I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law; Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution; Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

April 5, 2013

The War in Afghanistan: What Went Wrong?

The War in Afghanistan: What Went Wrong?

Featuring Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Senior Correspondent and Associate Editor, Washington Post, author of the book Little America: The War within the War for Afghanistan; Ambassador James Dobbins, Director, International Security and Defense Policy Center, RAND Corporation; U.S. representative at the Bonn Conference; and U.S. Army Colonel Gian P. Gentile, Professor, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations, author of the forthcoming book Wrong Turn: America’s Deadly Embrace of Counterinsurgency; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

April 2, 2013

Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion

Travel Surveillance, Traveler Intrusion

Featuring Edward Hasbrouck, Journalist, Consumer Advocate, Travel Expert, and Consultant, The Identity Project (PapersPlease.org), Author of the book and blog, The Practical Nomad; and Ginger McCall Director, Open Government Program, Electronic Privacy Information Center; moderated by Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

July 19, 2012

Airport Body-Scanning: Will TSA Follow the Law?

Airport Body-Scanning: Will TSA Follow the Law?

Featuring Ginger McCall, Director, Open Government Program, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Marc Scribner, Land-use and Transportation Policy Analyst, Competitive Enterprise Institute; John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Jim Harper, Director, Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 13, 2012

Evaluating the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

Evaluating the Homegrown Terrorist Threat: Panel 1: The Homegrown Threat in the United States

Featuring Ben Friedman, Cato Institute; Risa Brooks, Marquette University; John Mueller, Ohio State University and Cato Institute; Brian Jenkins, RAND Corporation; Max Abrahms, Johns Hopkins University; Mitchell Silber, New York Police Department and Columbia University; Michael Kenney, University of Pittsburgh; Glenn Carle, CIA (retired).