December 15

Reflections of a Free-Trade Democrat

Featuring Rep. Cal Dooley (D-CA); I. M. “Mac” Destler, Author, American Trade Politics; and moderated by Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

December 14

Is American Liberty Imperiled?

Featuring Judge Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News, and Author, Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws (Nelson Books, 2004); Gene Healy, Senior Editor, Cato Institute, and Editor, Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything (Cato Institute, 2004); and moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Cato’s Project on Criminal Justice

December 10

Cato Perspectives 2004 - New York City

Featuring Hon. Andrew P. Napolitano, Senior Judicial Analyst, Fox News Channel; and Christopher Hitchens, Columnist, Vanity Fair and author of the newly published Love, Poverty and War: Essays and Journeys.

December 7

Welfare Reform Implementation: A State Report Card

Featuring Dr. Wade Horn *, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Jenifer Zeigler, Welfare Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Jon Hobbs, National Director of Welfare Reform Initiatives, American Institute for Full Employment; and Mark Greenberg, Director of Policy, Center for Law and Social Policy.

December 2

Liberty, Technology, and Prosperity

Cosponsored by the Cato Institute and The Economist. Featuring Maren Christensen, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property Counsel, NBC Universal; Lee Hollaar, Professor, School of Computing, University of Utah; Les Vadasz; Fred von Lohmann, Senior Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation; and Rick White, President and CEO, TechNet.

November 29

Is the Baseball Deal a Strikeout for D.C.?

Featuring David Catania, At-Large Council Member, D.C. Council; Brad Humphreys, Associate Professor in the Department of Recreation, Sport and Tourism, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Scott Wallsten, Fellow, AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies; Ed Lazere, Executive Director, D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute; and moderated by Stephen Slivinski, Director of Budget Studies, Cato Institute

November 9

Marine One: Buy the Best or Just Buy American?

Featuring Daniel Griswold, Cato Institute; William R. Hawkins, U.S. Business and Industry Council; Loren Thompson, Lexington Institute; Malcolm Wallop, Former U.S. Senator; moderated by Charles V. Peña, Cato Institute.