December 12
Conference

Global Warming: The State of the Debate

Featuring John Christy, Professor of Atmospheric Science and Director, Earth System Science Center, University of Alabama at Huntsville; William Cline, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Economics and the Center for Global Development; Robert Mendelsohn, Edwin Weyerhaeuser Davis Professor of Forest Policy and Professor of Economics, Yale University; and Thomas C. Schelling, Distinguished University Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland.
December 11
City Seminar

Nanotechnology: The Money, Science and Politics of the “Next Big Thing”

Featuring Kevin D. Ausman, Executive Director of the Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology, Rice University; Geoffrey Carr, Science and Technology Editor, <em>The Economist</em>; Wayne Crews, Director of Technology Policy, Cato Institute; Eric Drexler, Chairman, Foresight Institute; Neil Jacobstein, Chairman, Institute for Molecular Manufacturing; and F. Mark Modzelewski, Executive Director, NanoBusiness Alliance.
November 21
Book Forum

A Monetary History of the United States, 1867 – 1960

Featuring Anna J. Schwartz, Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research; Allan H. Meltzer, Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute; William Poole, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; and Laurence H. Meyer, Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies.
November 14
Book Forum

A New Era for Energy?

Featuring Vijay Vaitheeswaran, Energy and Environmental Correspondent, The Economist and Author, Power to the People: How the Coming Energy Revolution Will Transform an Industry, Change Our Lives, and Maybe Even Save the Planet (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003).