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.

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.