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).

October 31, 2011

The Relationship between Intelligence and Policy

The Relationship between Intelligence and Policy

Featuring Paul R. Pillar, Director of Graduate Studies, Center for Peace and Security Studies, Georgetown University, Author, Intelligence and U.S. Foreign Policy (Columbia, 2011); and Joshua Rovner, Associate Professor, Strategy and Policy, U.S. Naval War College, Author, Fixing the Facts: National Security and the Politics of Intelligence (Cornell, 2011); with comments by Mark Lowenthal, President and CEO, The Intelligence and Security Academy, Former Assistant Director of Central Intelligence for Analysis and Production; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 24, 2011

How Much Homeland Security Is Enough?

How Much Homeland Security Is Enough?

Featuring John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; Mark G. Stewart, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, The University of Newcastle in Australia; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute, Co-editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It.

September 30, 2011

Abolish the Transportation Security Administration

Abolish the Transportation Security Administration

Featuring David Rittgers, Legal Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Renz, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 25, 2010

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS’s Efforts to Make Us Safer

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS's Efforts to Make Us Safer

Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; co-editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It; and John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; author, Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda, and Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them; co-author with Mark G. Stewart, Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security (forthcoming).

May 24, 2010

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

January 13, 2010

The Obama Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy at One Year

The Obama Administration's Counterterrorism Policy at One Year (Part I)

Featuring a keynote address by Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State. Additional speakers include Clark Ervin, Director, Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program; Paul Pillar, Former CIA official now Professor and Director of Studies of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University; Michael German, Former FBI agent now serving as policy counsel on national security, immigration, and privacy at the American Civil Liberties Union; Priscilla Lewis, Co-Director of the U.S. in the World Initiative; and Jacob Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

December 3, 2009

The USA Patriot Act: Renew, Revise, or Repeal?

Featuring Julian Sanchez, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Gregory Nojeim, Senior Counsel, The Center for Democracy and Technology; Jena Baker McNeill, Homeland Security Policy Analyst, The Heritage Foundation; and Richard Samp, Chief Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation. Moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.