November 18, 2011
Conference

Squeezing the Tower: Are We Getting All We Can from Higher Education?

Featuring: Richard Vedder, Professor of Economics, Ohio University, and founder of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity; Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service, The George Washington University; Mark Bauerlein, English professor, Emory University, and author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future; Or, Don’t Trust Anyone Under 30; Jeff Sandefer, Master Teacher, Acton School of Business; Arthur Hauptman, Public Policy Consultant; Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
July 19, 2011
Policy Forum

Helping Students or Ballooning College Profits: What’s Federal Money Doing?

Featuring Vance Fried, Riata Professor of Entrepreneurship, Oklahoma State University; M. Peter McPherson, President, Association of Public and Land‐​grant Universities; Grover J. “Russ” Whitehurst, Director, Brown Center on Education Policy, Brookings Institution; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.
January 11, 2011
Policy Forum

Fiscal Undertow: How Public Schools Are Drowning State and Local Budgets, and What to Do about It

Featuring Patrick Byrne, CEO, Over​stock​.com, and Chairman, The Foundation for Educational Choice; Kil Huh, Director of Research, Pew Center on the States; and Adam Schaeffer, Policy Analyst, Cato Center for Educational Freedom; moderated by Robert Enlow, President, Foundation for Educational Choice; with introductions by Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Cato Center for Educational Freedom.