July 31
Book Forum

Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way through the Unfree World

Featuring the authors Robert Lawson, Director, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University; Benjamin Powell, Professor of Economics at Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University; and Matt Kibbe, President, Free the People; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
July 19
Policy Forum

What’s Next for Venezuela?

Featuring Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States; joining by Skype, María Corina Machado, National Coordinator, Vente Venezuela; Pedro Urruchurtu, Political Science Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
April 22
Policy Forum

The Simon Abundance Index: A New Way to Measure Availability of Resources

Featuring David M. Simon, Lawyer, Eimer Stahl LLP, Chicago; Gale Pooley, Associate Professor of Business Management, Brigham Young University–Hawaii; George Gilder, Investor, writer, economist, techno-utopian, and author of Life after Google; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Editor, www.humanprogress.org.
April 15
Policy Forum

Zimbabwe: Africa’s Shame and Opportunity

Featuring Barry D. Wood, Washington Correspondent, RTHK Hong Kong; Steve H. Hanke, Professor, Applied Economics, The Johns Hopkins University, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; W. Gyude Moore, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development; moderated by Marian L. Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
September 24
Book Forum

Borrowed Time: Two Centuries of Booms, Busts, and Bailouts at Citi

Featuring the authors James Freeman, Assistant Editor, Editorial Page, Wall Street Journal; and Vern McKinley, Visiting Scholar, The George Washington University Law School; with comments by Christy Ford Chapin, Associate Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Gary H. Stern, Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and author of Too Big to Fail; moderated by George Selgin, Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.
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September 13
Policy Forum

Sweden: Lessons for America?

Featuring Johan Norberg, Film host and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with introductory remarks by Rob Chatfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, Free to Choose Media; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
May 15
Book Forum

The Debasement of Human Rights: How Politics Sabotage the Ideal of Freedom

Featuring the author Aaron Rhodes, Human rights advocate; Executive Director, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (1993–2007); President, Forum for Religious Freedom–Europe; with comments by James Kirchick, Visiting Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution; and Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Director of Policy, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, State Department (1986–1987); moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.