December 13, 2006
Book Forum

Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them

Featuring the author, John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Ohio State University; with comments by James S. Gilmore, III, Former Governor of Virginia and Chair of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and Chairman, National Council on Readiness and Preparedness.
December 11, 2006

How to Deal with Iran: Options for Today and for the Future

Panel 1: The Policy Options We Face Today Featured speakers: Trita Parsi, National Iranian-American Council; Sanam Vakil, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Flynt Leverett, New America Foundation; Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato Institute. Panel 2: What If Our Policy Fails? Featured speakers: Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney, USAF (Ret.), Iran Policy Committee; Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress; Michael Eisenstadt, Washington Institute for Near East Policy; Justin Logan, Cato Institute.
December 1, 2006

Property Rights on the March: Where from Here?

Featured Speakers: Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Steven Anderson, Director, Castle Coalition, Institute for Justice; Steven J. Eagle, Professor of Law, George Mason University School of Law; Ross Day, Director of Legal Affairs, Oregonians in Action; Richard Mersereau, Director of Policy, California State Assembly Republican Caucus; Carol W. LaGrasse, President, Property Rights Foundation of America; and Hon. Bobby Harrell, Speaker, South Carolina House of Representatives.
November 30, 2006

Latin America: Between Populism and Modernity

Featuring speakers Mario Vargas Llosa, President, International Foundation for Liberty; Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; Carlos Alberto Montaner, Cuban writer; and Juan José Daboub, Former Finance Minister of El Salvador, Managing Director, World Bank.
November 9, 2006
Policy Forum

Election 2006: A Look Back and Forward

Featuring John Samples, Director, Center for Representative Government, the Cato Institute; Michael McDonald, Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution; James Pinkerton, Columnist, Newsday; and Lou Jacobson, Deputy Editor, Roll Call
November 2, 2006
Policy Forum

The U.S. Military and Counterinsurgency: What We Have Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan

Featuring: Jeffrey Record, Professor, Air War College, Author of Beating Goliath: Why Insurgencies Win; Thomas E. Ricks, Senior Pentagon Correspondent, Washington Post, Author of Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq: Conrad Crane, Director, U.S. Army Military History Institute, Army War College Lead, author of the Army/​Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Manual; and Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
October 25, 2006

Freedom, Commerce and Peace: A Regional Agenda

The Cato Institute, the New Economic School of Georgia, the Atlas Economic Research Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the Center for International Private Enterprise, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Donald and Paula Smith Family Foundation are organizing a major international conference in October 2006 in Tbilisi, Georgia.