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Events

April 24

Two Roads to War: How (and Why) America and Britain Decided to Invade Iraq

Featuring Patrick Porter, Professor of International Security and Strategy, University of Birmingham, and Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; Michael Mazarr, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Colonel Lawrence B. Wilkerson (Ret.), Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy, College of William & Mary; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

12:00PM to 1:30PM EDT
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute

April 26

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2019

Featuring Magatte Wade, Entrepreneur and Founder of Tiossan; Monika Bickert, Head of Global Policy Management at Facebook; Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute; John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute; Matthew Feeney, Director, Project on Emerging Technologies, Cato Institute; Diego Zuluaga, Policy Analyst, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute; and Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia and host of the Cato Daily Podcast, Cato Institute.

11:00AM to 2:00PM PDT
St. Regis San Francisco, 125 3rd Street, San Francisco, CA