December 11, 2006
Conference

How to Deal with Iran: Options for Today and for the Future

Panel 1: The Policy Options We Face Today Featured speakers: Trita Parsi, National Iranian-American Council; Sanam Vakil, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Flynt Leverett, New America Foundation; Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute. Panel 2: What If Our Policy Fails? Featured speakers: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.), Iran Policy Committee; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress; Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Justin Logan, Cato Institute.
November 2, 2006
Policy Forum

The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency: What We Have Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan

Featuring: Jeffrey Record, Professor, Air War College, Author of Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win; Thomas E. Ricks, Senior Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post, Author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq: Conrad Crane, Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute, Army War College Lead, author of the Army/​Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
October 19, 2006
Book Forum

The End of Iraq: How American Incompetence Created a War without End

Featuring the author, Peter W. Galbraith, Former U.S. Ambassador to Croatia and Senior Diplomatic Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non‐​Proliferation; with comments by Marina S. Ottaway, Director of Middle East Studies, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Christopher A. Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
July 27, 2006
Book Forum

Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East

Featuring the author Leon Hadar, Research Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; with comments by Jim Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday, and analyst, FOX News; and Geoffrey Kemp, Director of Regional Strategic Programs, the Nixon Center, and Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs, National Security Council (1983–1985).