November 15, 2017
Joseph K. McLaughlin Lecture Series

The Challenge of Populism

Featuring Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature; President, International Foundation for Liberty; followed by a discussion with Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Editor, El estallido del populismo and Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; Gabriela Calderón de Burgos, Editor, ElCa​to​.org; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
October 24, 2017
Book Forum

Crude Nation: How Oil Riches Ruined Venezuela

Featuring the author, Raúl Gallegos, Associate Director, Control Risks; with comments by Gustavo Coronel, Former Member, Board of Directors, Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA); moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst, Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
October 16, 2017
Policy Forum

Terror, Propaganda and the Birth of the “New Man”: Experiences from Cuba, North Korea, and the Soviet Union

Featuring Andrei Lankov, Professor, Kookmin University, Republic of Korea; Yuri Pérez, Latin America expert, Freedom House; Andrei Illarionov, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.