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Alex Nowrasteh

Director of Immigration Studies, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
November 4
Book Forum

Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

Featuring the authors Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University; blogger, EconLog; and Zach Weinersmith, Illustrator, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic strip; New York Times bestselling author, with comments by Tim Kane, JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Director of Immigration Policy Studies, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

March 19
Capitol Hill Briefing

Legal Immigration Reforms for the 21st Century

Featuring David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Daniel Griswold, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Program on the American Economy and Globalization, The Mercatus Center at George Mason University; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Stuart Anderson, Executive Director of the National Foundation for American Policy and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Heather Curry Kartch, Director of External Affairs, Cato Institute.
January 10
Book Forum

Men without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis

Featuring the author Nicholas Eberstadt, Henry Wendt Chair in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute; with comments by David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
October 3
Policy Forum

Refugees, Immigrants, and National Security

Featuring Charles Stimson, Manager, National Security Law Program and Senior Legal Fellow, Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation; Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor, University of Maryland; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
January 29
Capitol Hill Briefing

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow, Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; and Dan Mitchell, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
January 6
Book Forum

The Economics of Immigration: Market‐​Based Approaches, Social Science, and Public Policy

Featuring the editor Benjamin Powell, Director, Free Market Institute, and Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University; Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; author Alex Nowrasteh, immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute; with comments by Neil Ruiz, Executive Director of the Center for Law, Economics, and Finance, George Washington University; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
October 2
Conference

Fifty Years after Reform: The Successes, Failures, and Lessons from the Immigration Act of 1965

Featuring Bill Richardson, co-chair of the ACAlliance; formerly Governor of New Mexico, Secretary of Energy, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; Jim Gilmore, 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate, and former Governor of Virginia; Ruben Navarrette, Jr., syndicated columnist and a member of the USA Today Board of Contributors; Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ); Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform; Matthew Kolken, Managing Partner of the immigration law firm of Kolken & Kolken, and the author of the Deportation and Removal Blog; Maria Gabriela Pacheco, Immigrant Rights Advocate and Program Director of TheDream.US; Richard Boswell, Associate Dean for Global Programs, University of California Hastings College of Law; Erika Lee, Director of the Immigration History Research Center, and the Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History at the University of Minnesota; Mark Hugo Lopez, Director of Hispanic Research, Pew Research Center; Philip E. Wolgin, Associate Director, Immigration, Center for American Progress; and Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.