Cato University 2012

About the 2012 Seminar | Schedule and Presentations

About Cato University

In every respect, Cato University 2012 is built on the foundations of liberty.

This year's program will be held in Washington D.C. In a time of political turbulence, a presidential election, ideological posturing, and so much more, our nation's capital is the perfect setting for examining the roots of our commitment to liberty and limited government, and for exploring the ideas and values on which the American republic was founded.

Within Washington D.C., this year's program is being held at the Cato Institute's newly expanded headquarters, located in the heart of the city. Now doubled in size, the new Cato building will enhance the intellectual adventure for attendees with state-of-the-art facilities, the latest in conference and multimedia technology, spacious and remarkably comfortable meeting areas, and more. This wonderful new facility is the ideal venue for bringing together people from across the country for a one-of-a-kind environment of learning, thinking, discussing, and making new friends.

No Price Increase for 2012
To make this wonderful program as accessible to as many people as possible, we've kept the cost of Cato University at $995. This price covers all meals, receptions, lectures, materials, books, and evening events, but not overnight room charges. However, we've arranged low room rates for Cato University participants at nearby hotels.

The Faculty (Partial Listing)
Mr. David Boaz, Executive Vice President, Cato Institute
Dr. Tom G. Palmer, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Prof. Robert McDonald, United States Military Academy
Prof. Steven Landsburg, University of Rochester
Dr. Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies
Dr. Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs
Dr. Robert Levy, Chairman of the Cato Institute

Cato University 2012 will take you deep into the economic, political, historical, and philosophical foundations of liberty. As the Cato Institute's premier educational event of the year this annual program brings together outstanding speakers and participants from across the country who care about individual liberty, personal responsibility, and are interested in sharing ideas, gaining new perspectives, and learning in a highly stimulating environment. Further, the wonderful combination of interests and ages of the attendees makes Cato University all the more valuable – with so many different backgrounds and viewpoints being brought to the discussions.

If you are unable to attend Cato University but would like to contribute to the Bastiat Scholarship Program to support student attendance – click here. SPECIAL NOTE: Please indicate that you would like your donation directed to the Cato University scholarship program in the optional Comments box at the end of the contribution form.

And – are you interested in another type of learning experience – own your own, at your own pace? We are delighted to now have the Cato Home Study Course available at no cost on our Web site.

Videos from the 2012 Cato University