February 14
Book Forum

Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies

Featuring the author Nils Karlson, Author; President of the Ratio Institute, Sweden; and Associate Professor at Uppsala University; with comments by John Samples, Vice President and Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
January 26
Book Forum

The Welfare of Nations

Featuring the author James Bartholomew, The Welfare of Nations; with comments by Will Wilkinson, Vice President for Policy, Niskanen Center; Sven R. Larson, Author, Industrial Poverty: Yesterday Sweden, Today Europe, Tomorrow America; moderated by Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
August 22
Conference

Welfare Reform Turns 20: Looking Back, Going Forward

Featuring Ron Haskins, Co-director, Brookings Center on Children and Families, Brookings Institution; Heather Hahn, Senior Fellow, Urban Institute; Robert VerBruggen, Managing Editor, The American Conservative; Scott Winship, Walter B. Wriston Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Rebecca Vallas, Managing Director, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress; Michael Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; William Voegeli, Senior Editor, Claremont Review of Books; Visiting Scholar, Henry Salvatori Center, Claremont McKenna College; LaDonna Pavetti, Vice President for Family Income Support Policy, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; and Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
June 16
Book Forum

Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis

Featuring the author Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; with comments from Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget; and James Pethokoukis, DeWitt Wallace Fellow, and Editor, AEIdeas, American Enterprise Institute; moderated by Nicole Kaeding, Budget Analyst, Cato Institute.
March 26
Conference

Can We End Poverty?

Featuring John Allison, President, Cato Institute; John McWhorter, Center for American Studies, Columbia University; Michael D. Tanner, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Ron Haskins, Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities Project; Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink; Christopher Wimer, Co-Director, Center on Poverty and Social Policy; Robert Doar, Morgridge Fellow in Poverty Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Jo Kwong, Director of Economic Opportunity Programs, Philanthropy Roundtable; Harriet Karr-McDonald, Executive Vice President, Doe Fund; Robert Woodson, Founder and President, Center for Neighborhood Enterprise; David Beito, Professor of American History, University of Alabama; and Ruth Rathblott, President and Chief Executive Office, Harlem Educational Activities Fund.
June 19
Policy Forum

Disability Insurance: The New Welfare?

Featuring Jagadeesh Gokhale, Cato Institute; David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Harold Pollack, University of Chicago; and Stephen C. Goss, Social Security Administration; moderated by Michael D. Tanner, Cato Institute.
May 18
Book Forum

The Welfare State We’re In

Featuring the author, James Bartholomew, columnist for the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail; with comments by Dr. Wendell Primus, Senior Policy Advisor on Budget and Health Issues to Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Moderated by Michael Tanner, Senior Fellow, Health and Welfare Studies, Cato Institute.
October 29
Policy Forum

Is the Welfare State Justified?

Featuring Daniel Shapiro, Associate Professor of Philosophy, West Virginia University, with comments by Jason Furman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Hamilton Project, Brookings Institute and Will Wilkinson, Policy Analyst and Managing Editor of Cato Unbound, Cato Institute.