March 29

Can Health Insurance Innovations Reduce Prices and Drive Cost-Effective Care?

Can Health Insurance Innovations Reduce Prices and Drive Cost-Effective Care?

Featuring James C. Robinson, Leonard D. Schaeffer Endowed Chair in Health Economics and Policy; Director, Berkeley Center for Health Technology, University of California–Berkeley; Mark V. Pauly, Bendheim Professor of Health Care Management, Business Economics, and Public Policy, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania; moderated by Michael F. Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 21

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century

Featuring the authors Stephen G. Brooks, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; William C. Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; with comments by Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; and Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Glaser, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 17

Rethinking Regulatory Takings: A Preview of Murr v. Wisconsin on the Eve of Oral Argument

Rethinking Regulatory Takings: A Preview of Murr v. Wisconsin on the Eve of Oral Argument

Opening remarks by Todd Gaziano, Executive Director, Pacific Legal Foundation DC Center; featuring Roger Pilon, Vice President, Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Prof. Michael Pappas, Associate Professor of Law, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law; and Ilya Somin, Professor, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

March 10

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Everyone Loses: The Ukraine Crisis and the Ruinous Contest for Post-Soviet Eurasia

Featuring the co-author Samuel Charap, Senior Fellow for Russia and Eurasia, International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS); Former Senior Advisor, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security; with comments by Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Christine Guluzian, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

March 8

Setting Infrastructure Priorities: Considerations for the 115th Congress

Setting Infrastructure Priorities: Considerations for the 115th Congress

Featuring Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Michael Sargent, Research Associate, Heritage Foundation; Alan Pisarski, Independent Writer, Analyst, and Consultant; Shirley Ybarra, Virginia Secretary of Transportation 1998–2002; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

March 7

Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

Nuclear Weapons and Coercive Diplomacy

Featuring the authors Todd S. Sechser, Associate Professor of Politics, University of Virginia; Matthew Fuhrmann, Associate Director of Political Science, Texas A&M University; with comments by Matthew Kroenig, Associate Professor of Government and School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, and Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council; moderated by John Glaser, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 6

Setting Transportation Infrastructure Priorities

Setting Transportation Infrastructure Priorities

Featuring Baruch Feigenbaum, Assistant Director, Transportation Policy, Reason Foundation; Randal O’Toole, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Marc Scribner, Senior Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute; and Ron Utt, Adjunct Staff, Maryland Public Policy Institute; moderated by Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Editor, www.DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute.

March 2

Business and the Roberts Court

Business and the Roberts Court

Featuring the author Jonathan Adler, Professor of Law and Director, Center for Business Law and Regulation, Case Western Reserve University; with comments by Andrew Pincus, Mayer Brown; moderated by Walter Olson, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

February 27

Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Crude Strategy: Rethinking the U.S. Military Commitment to Defend Persian Gulf Oil

Featuring the editors Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; Rosemary Kelanic, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Williams College; and the contributing author Kenneth Vincent, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; with comments by John Glaser, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

February 23

Life after BRAC: Has the Time Come for Another Round?

Life after BRAC: Has the Time Come for Another Round?

Featuring Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; Kurt Couchman, Vice President of Public Policy, Defense Priorities; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.