July 31
Book Forum

Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way through the Unfree World

Featuring the authors Robert Lawson, Director, O’Neil Center for Global Markets and Freedom Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University; Benjamin Powell, Professor of Economics at Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University; and Matt Kibbe, President, Free the People; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
July 19
Policy Forum

What’s Next for Venezuela?

Featuring Luis Almagro, Secretary General, Organization of American States; joining by Skype, María Corina Machado, National Coordinator, Vente Venezuela; Pedro Urruchurtu, Political Science Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela; moderated by Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Policy Analyst on Latin America, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.
June 12
Conference

Financial Inclusion: The Cato Summit on Financial Regulation

Featuring Chairman Jelena McWilliams, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Deputy Director Brian Johnson, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau; Barry Wides, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; Tracy Basinger, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Lydia Beyoud, Bloomberg Law; Thomas P. Brown, Paul Hastings LLP; Jotaka Eaddy, LendUp; Rob Morgan, American Bankers Administration; George Selgin, Cato Institute; Steven Smith, Finicity; Diego Zuluaga, Cato Institute; Todd Zywicki, George Mason University and Cato Institute; Rodney Hood, Chairman, National Credit Union Association; Lydia Mashburn, Managing Director, Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute.
Media Name: financialinclusion_sm_v4.jpg
June 5
Special Event

The Imagery of Freedom

Featuring Harriet Lesser, Curator, Freedom: Art as the Messenger; Curator, Strathmore; Former Director of Exhibitions, VisArts, Rockville, Maryland; Former Director of Exhibitions, Charles Sumner School Museum & Archives, Washington, DC; Exhibition Artist in the United States and Overseas; Adah Rose Bitterbaum, Owner, Adah Rose Gallery; Frank Calzon, Executive Director, Center for a Free Cuba; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Cato Daily Podcast host, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute.
Media Name: freedom-art_social-wide-min.jpg
June 4
Capitol Hill Briefing

Keeping Up with the Jones Act

Featuring Daniel Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Colin Grabow, Policy Analyst, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Jeff Vanderslice, Director of Government & External Affairs, Cato Institute.
June 3
Book Forum

When All Else Fails: The Ethics of Resistance to State Injustice

Featuring Jason Brennan, Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, and Public Policy, McDonough School of Business, and Professor of Philosophy, Georgetown University; and Jeremy A. Rabkin, Professor of Law at the Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Books and Cato Unbound.