December 15
Book Forum

Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception

Featuring the author Paul Pillar, Researcher, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; with comments by Robert Jervis, Adlai Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University; Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.
December 9
Capitol Hill Briefing

Cato in the Courts: Wall Street Edition

Featuring Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; Thaya Brook Knight, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
December 8
Policy Forum

Convincing China to Coerce North Korea

Featuring Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Bonnie Glaser, Senior Adviser for Asia and Director, China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Scott A. Snyder, Senior Fellow for Korea Studies and Director of the Program on U.S.-Korea, Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute.
December 1
Book Forum

What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People

Featuring the authors Jennifer Bachner, Director, Master of Science in Government Analytics, Johns Hopkins University; and Benjamin Ginsberg, David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Chair of Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University; with comments by Donald Kettl, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.
November 30
Capitol Hill Briefing

Cutting Wasteful Spending in the Trump Administration

Featuring James Lankford (R-OK), United States Senator; Thomas A. Schatz, President, Citizens against Government Waste; Chris Edwards, Editor of DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; and Justin Bogie, Senior Policy Analyst in Fiscal Affairs, Heritage Foundation; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.
November 30
City Seminar

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2016

Featuring Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute; Michael Huemer, Author, The Problem of Political Authority, Professor of Philosophy, University of Colorado Boulder; David Boaz, Author, The Libertarian Mind, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute; Marian Tupy, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute, Editor, HumanProgress.org.
November 17
Conference

34th Annual Monetary Conference

Featuring Athanasios Orphanides Professor, MIT Sloan School of Management; Thomas M. Hoenig, Vice Chairman, FDIC; Hon. Phil Gramm, Former Chairman, Senate Banking Committee; H. Robert Heller, Former Member, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; James Grant, Editor, Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; John A. Allison, Former President and CEO, Cato Institute, and former Chairman and CEO, BB&T Bank; Steve Hanke, Johns Hopkins University; and Mark Spitznagel, President & CIO, Universa Investments, LP.
November 16
Policy Forum

For‐​Profit Colleges: Awful or Abused?

Featuring Robert Shireman, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation; Richard Vedder, Director, Center for College Affordability and Productivity; Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Eric Juhlin, CEO, Center for Excellence in Higher Education; Ben Miller, Senior Director, Postsecondary Education, Center for American Progress; and Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Kimberly Hefling, Senior Education Writer, Politico.