December 17, 2019
Book Forum

Scientocracy: The Tangled Web of Public Science and Public Policy

Featuring the editors Patrick J. Michaels, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; Former Research Professor in Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia; Terence Kealey, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; Former Professor of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge; with comments by Holden Thorp, Editor‐​in‐​chief, Science; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Books and Cato Unbound.
December 5, 2019
Policy Forum

Is It the Drug? Rethinking Conventional Views of Substance Use, Abuse, and Addiction

Featuring Jacob Sullum, Senior Editor, Reason; Author, Saying Yes: In Defense of Drug Use; Stanton Peele, Psychologist and Addiction Therapist; Author, The Meaning of Addiction; Coauthor, Love and Addiction and Outgrowing Addiction; Joycelyn Elders, Former Surgeon General of the United States and Professor Emerita of Pediatrics at University of Arkansas School of Medicine; Mitch Earleywine, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Habits and Lifestyles Laboratory at SUNY Albany; Suzanne A. Sisley, President and Principal Investigator, Scottsdale Research Institute; moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
December 4, 2019
Book Forum

China’s Implementation of the Rulings of the World Trade Organization

Featuring the author Weihuan Zhou, Senior lecturer and member of the Herbert Smith Freehills China International Business and Economic Law Centre, University of New South Wales; with comments by James Bacchus, Former WTO Appellate Body Jurist and former U.S. Congressman; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Simon Lester, Associate Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 21, 2019
Book Forum

Repugnant Laws: Judicial Review of Acts of Congress from the Founding to the Present

Featuring the author Keith E. Whittington, Willian Nelson Cromwell Professor of Politics, Princeton University; with comments by Gregg Ivers, Professor of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University; and David E. Bernstein, University Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.
November 18, 2019
Capitol Hill Briefing

Exploring Income and Wealth Inequality

Featuring Scott Winship, Executive Director, Joint Economic Committee; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, Down​siz​ing​Gov​ern​ment​.org; moderated by Jeff Vanderslice, Director of Government and External Affairs, Cato Institute.
November 14, 2019
Conference

37th Annual Monetary Conference — Fed Policy: A Shadow Review

Criticism of the Federal Reserve is mounting, whether it’s President Trump tweeting that Chairman Powell is not following his advice or progressives calling for the Fed to use its monetary powers to fuel government spending. Amid public scrutiny and at a time of growing uncertainty for the business of central banking, Powell asked the Fed “to take stock of how we formulate, conduct, and communicate monetary policy.” Shadowing the Fed’s strategic review, Cato’s 37th Annual Monetary Conference will explore a broad array of recommendations for improving the monetary framework — and go beyond the narrow scope of the Fed’s agenda to share a vision for a monetary system best suited for a free society.

November 4, 2019
Book Forum

Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration

Featuring the authors Bryan Caplan, Professor of Economics at George Mason University; blogger, EconLog; and Zach Weinersmith, Illustrator, Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal comic strip; New York Times bestselling author, with comments by Tim Kane, JP Conte Fellow in Immigration Studies at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University; moderated by Alex Nowrasteh, Director of Immigration Policy Studies, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

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