February 17, 2009 2:33PM

Events This Week at Cato

Wednesday, February 18

12:00 PM (Luncheon to Follow)

BOOK FORUM: Falling Behind: Explaining the Development Gap between Latin American and the United States by Francis Fukuyama (editor)

Featuring the editor Francis Fukuyama, professor of International Political Economy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; with comments by Norman Loayza, lead economist, Research Department, World Bank; moderated by Ian Vásquez, director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute

Due to overwhelming response to this event, registration is closed, but it will be simulcast live on Cato.org.

Thursday, February 19

11:00 am (Luncheon to Follow)

POLICY FORUM: "Mexico’s Drug War: The Growing Crisis on Our Southern Border"

Featuring Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance; Vanda Felbab-Brown, foreign policy fellow at the Brookings Institution; and Daniel T. Griswold, Director of the Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

Register to attend this free event, or watch live online.

Friday, February 20

12:00 PM (Lunch Included)

CAPITOL HILL BRIEFING: "Why Markets Are the Key to Quality, Coordinated Medical Care"

Featuring Arnold Kling, author of Crisis of Abundance, Under the Radar: Starting Your Internet Business Without Venture Capital and Learning Economics and adjunct scholar, Cato Institute.

Briefing will be held in room B-340 of the Rayburn House Office Building. Register here for this free event.