November 19, 2010
Policy Forum

Deficits and Defense

Featuring Representative Barney Frank (D‑Massachusetts); Loren B. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Institute; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
September 1, 2010
Book Forum

Empire for Liberty: A History of American Imperialism from Benjamin Franklin to Paul Wolfowitz

Featuring the author Richard Immerman, Professor of History and Marvin Wachman Director, Center for the Study of Force and Diplomacy, Temple University; Robert Kagan, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and Derek Leebaert, Partner, MAP AG; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
July 29, 2010
Capitol Hill Briefing

Strategic Counterterrorism: The Signals We Send

Featuring Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and co‐​editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It; and Joshua A. Geltzer, Author, U.S. Counter‐​Terrorism Strategy and al‐​Qaeda: Signalling and the Terrorist World‐​View. Moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.
July 14, 2010
Policy Forum

What to Do about North Korea?

Featuring Stephen Linton, Chairman and Founder, Eugene Bell Foundation; Karin J. Lee, Executive Director, The National Committee on North Korea; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Ted Galen Carpenter, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
June 22, 2010
Book Forum

Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons

Featuring the author Matthew Kroenig, Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University; Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; Micah Zenko, Fellow for Conflict Prevention, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Justin Logan, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
May 25, 2010
Capitol Hill Briefing

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS’s Efforts to Make Us Safer

Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; co‐​editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It; and John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; author, Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda, and Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them; co‐​author with Mark G. Stewart, Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security (forthcoming).
May 24, 2010
Book Forum

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
March 18, 2010
Conference

Escalate or Withdraw? Conservatives and the War in Afghanistan

Opening RemarksChristopher Preble, Cato Institute

Panel 1 The Honorable Tom McClintock (R-CA); The Honorable Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA); The Honorable John J. Duncan, Jr. (R-TN); moderated by Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform

Panel 2 Tony Blankley, Washington Times; Donald Devine, editor, Conservative Battleline On Line; Diana West, Washington Examiner; Mackenzie Eaglen, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Malou Innocent, Cato Institute

Keynote Address Joe Scarborough, MSNBC, with an introduction by Edward H. Crane, Cato Institute

February 22, 2010
Capitol Hill Briefing

Nuclear Weapons Spending and the Future of the Arsenal

Featuring Stephen I. Schwartz, Editor, Nonproliferation Review, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies of the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and principal author, Nuclear Security Spending: Assessing Costs, Examining Priorities; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and author, The Power Problem: How American Military Dominance Makes Us Less Safe, Less Prosperous, and Less Free.
January 13, 2010
Policy Forum

The Obama Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy at One Year

Featuring a keynote address by Daniel Benjamin, Coordinator for Counterterrorism, U.S. Department of State. Additional speakers include Clark Ervin, Director, Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program; Paul Pillar, Former CIA official now Professor and Director of Studies of the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University; Michael German, Former FBI agent now serving as policy counsel on national security, immigration, and privacy at the American Civil Liberties Union; Priscilla Lewis, Co‐​Director of the U.S. in the World Initiative; and Jacob Shapiro, Assistant Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute.