May 22

Obstacles to Organ Donations: The Dire State of Kidney Transplantation

Obstacles to Organ Donations: The Dire State of Kidney Transplantation

Featuring Ike Brannon, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute; Jeremy Marcus, Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff, Rep. Matt Cartwright; Sally Satel, M.D., Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Keith Melancon, M.D., Director, George Washington Transplant Institute; Kurt Schuler, Kidney Donor; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 16

Evaluating the Iran Deal

Evaluating the Iran Deal

Featuring Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Laura Rozen, Diplomatic Correspondent, Al-Monitor; Ariane Tabatabai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

May 15

Teaching Kids Controversy: Education, Pluralism, and Hot Topics

Teaching Kids Controversy: Education, Pluralism, and Hot Topics

Featuring Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, University of Pennsylvania and Coauthor of the new book, The Case for Contention: Teaching Controversial Issues in American Schools; Ashley Rogers Berner, Deputy Director of the Institute for Education Policy, Johns Hopkins University, and Author, No One Way to School: Pluralism and American Public Education; Elizabeth Anderson Worden, Associate Professor, School of Education, American University, and Author, National Identity and Educational Reform: Contested Classrooms; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom and Curator, Cato’s Public Schooling Battle Map, Cato Institute; moderated by Valerie Strauss, Education Reporter, Washington Post

May 15

Major Tax Reform in 2017?

Featuring J. D. Foster, Vice President, Economic Policy Division, Chief Economist, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jason J. Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Editor, DownsizingGovernment, Cato Institute; Ryan Bourne, R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 3

State-Based Visas: A Federalism Approach to the Immigration Impasse

State-Based Visas: A Federalism Approach to the Immigration Impasse

Featuring Ron Johnson (R-WI), United States Senator; Ken Buck (R-CO-4) United States Congressman; David Bier, Immigration Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

May 1

The Soul of the First Amendment

The Soul of the First Amendment

Featuring the author Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; with comments by Ronald Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington School of Law and Author, “First Amendment News,” Concurring Opinions blog; and Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

April 26

End the ED: Time to Dissolve the U.S. Department of Education?

End the ED: Time to Dissolve the U.S. Department of Education?

Opening remarks by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY); featuring Vicki E. Alger, Research Fellow, Independent Institute and Author, Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children; Catherine Brown, Vice President, Education Policy, Center for American Progress; Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Lauren Camera, Education Reporter, U.S. News & World Report.

April 19

Outside Voices: How Scholars Can Influence Trump’s Foreign Policy

Outside Voices: How Scholars Can Influence Trump’s Foreign Policy

Featuring Steven Weber, University of California-Berkeley; Director, Bridging the Gap; Matt Kroenig, Associate Professor, Department of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Ryan Evans, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, War on the Rocks; Mira Rapp Hooper, Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program, Center for a New American Security; Sameer Lalwani, Senior Associate and Deputy Director for Stimson’s South Asia Program, Stimson Center; moderated by Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

March 31

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2017

Featuring P.J. O’Rourke, Author, How the Hell Did This Happen? The Election of 2016, H.L. Mencken Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Gary Taubes, Author, The Case Against Sugar; Sallie James, Director of Development, Cato Institute; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 30

Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest

Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest

Featuring the author Mark A. Zupan, President, Alfred University; with comments by Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; and Jonathan Rauch, Brookings Institution; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.