June 3, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Harm Reduction as a Public Health Strategy for Pandemics

Featuring Maia Szalavitz (@maiasz), Award‐​Winning Neuroscience Journalist; and Author of Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction; Leana S. Wen, MD, MSc, (@DrLeanaWen) Visiting Professor of Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University; and Distinguished Fellow, Fitzhugh Mullan Institute for Health Workforce Equity; moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, MD, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 28, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Privacy in a Pandemic

Featuring Ali Lange, Government Affairs & Public Policy Manager, Google; Ryan Calo, Co‐​Director, Tech Policy Lab & Professor of Law, University of Washington; and Harper Reed, Senior Fellow, Annenberg Innovation Lab, University of Southern California; moderated by Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.
May 27, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Chinese-U.S. Relations after the COVID-19 Pandemic

Featuring Michael Swaine, (@Dalzell60) Senior Associate in the Asia Program, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Bonnie Glaser, (@bonnieglaser) Senior Adviser for Asia and Director of the China Power Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Doug Bandow, (@doug_bandow) Senior fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Eric Gomez, (@EricGomezAsia) Director of Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 26, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Implementing the New NAFTA

Featuring Luz María de La Mora, (@luzmadelamora) Undersecretary for Foreign Trade, Secretariat of Economy, Mexico; moderated by Inu Manak, (@inumanak) Research Fellow, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 26, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Nuclear Deterrence with Russia and China: Are U.S. Course Corrections Needed?

Featuring Fiona Cunningham, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Michael Kofman, Director of the Russia Studies Program, CNA; and Amy F. Woolf, Specialist in Nuclear Weapons Policy, Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress; moderated by Eric Gomez, Director of Defense Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
May 20, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Don’t Forget People Living in Pain: War on Opioids and Chronic Pain Patients during COVID-19

Featuring Andrea Trescot, MD, Anesthesiologist, Pain Specialist, and former Director of Pain Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, and University of Washington, Seattle; Kate Nicholson, JD, Civil Rights Attorney and Pain Patient Advocate; Richard Lawhern, PhD, Cofounder and Director of Research, Alliance for the Treatment of Intractable Pain; moderated by Jeffrey A. Singer, MD, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 8, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Digital Dollars: In Whom Should We Trust?

Featuring Jeremy Allaire, Cofounder and CEO of Circle; Morgan Ricks, Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University; Larry White, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, and Professor of Economics at George Mason University; moderated by Diego Zuluaga, Associate Director of Financial Regulation Studies at the Cato Institute’s Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives.
May 1, 2020
Live Webcast Series

40 Years of the U.S. Department of Education: Examining Its Past, Present, and Future

On May 4, 1980, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) opened its doors. It was a highly contentious creation—the bill establishing it barely passed the House, and President Reagan vowed to kill it—but the DOE remains. Of course, survival does not necessarily mean success. In this special three‐​episode webinar marking the DOE’s 40th birthday, we’ll examine its past, present, and future. Why was the DOE, for which there is no clear constitutional warrant, established? What has it accomplished—or maybe damaged—in its four decades? What should be done with it moving forward, including, perhaps, bringing it to an end? We will discuss all of this and more as the DOE heads toward its fifth decade.

April 22, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

What Frightens Us? And Why? Threat Perception During and After COVID-19

Featuring Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; and Rose McDermott, David and Marianna Fisher University Professor of International Relations, Brown University; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 20, 2020
Live Online Policy Forum

Economic Sanctions during a Pandemic

Featuring Richard Nephew, Senior Research Scholar, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; and Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; John Glaser, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.
April 16, 2020
Live Online Book Forum

Marijuana Federalism: Uncle Sam and Mary Jane

Featuring the editor Jonathan H. Adler, Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve University; Editor, Marijuana Federalism; John Hudak, Deputy Director, Center for Effective Public Management, Brookings Institution; Contributor, Marijuana Federalism; Ilya Shapiro, Director, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.