March 15, 2019

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

Prisoners of Politics: Breaking the Cycle of Mass Incarceration

Featuring the author Rachel Elise Barkow, Segal Family Professor of Regulatory Law and Policy and Faculty Director of the Center on the Administration of Criminal Law, New York University; moderated by Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

October 18, 2018

Coercive Plea Bargaining

Coercive Plea Bargaining

Featuring Scott Hechinger, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Policy, Brooklyn Defender Services; Bonnie Hoffman, Director of Public Defense Reform and Training, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Somil Trivedi, Staff Attorney, ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality; moderated by Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

October 12, 2018

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2018

Featuring Jonathan Haidt, Thomas Cooley Professor of Ethical Leadership, New York University; Greg Lukianoff, President and CEO, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education; Co-Authors, The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure; Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute; Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow and Editor, Cato Books and Cato Unbound, Cato Institute; Sallie James, Director of Development, Cato Institute; and Clark Neily Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

July 19, 2018

Plea Bargaining: Good Policy or Good Riddance?

Plea Bargaining: Good Policy or Good Riddance?

Featuring Hon. Joseph R. Goodwin, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of West Virginia; Scott H. Greenfield, Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York City; Prof. Suja Thomas, Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor of Law, University of Illinois College of Law; moderated by Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

February 6, 2018

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2018

Featuring George Will, Columnist, the Washington Post; Flemming Rose, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute; and Clark Neily Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

November 7, 2017

Prosecutorial Fallibility and Accountability

Prosecutorial Fallibility and Accountability

Featuring Rob Cary, Partner at Williams & Connolly, and author of Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens; Howard Root, Former CEO, Vascular Solutions, and author of Cardiac Arrest: Five Heart-Stopping Years as a CEO on the Feds’ Hit-List; and Michael J. Daugherty, Founder and president, LabMD, and author of The Devil Inside the Beltway: The Shocking Exposé of the U.S. Government’s Surveillance and Overreach into Cybersecurity, Medicine and Small Business; moderated by Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

October 18, 2017

Criminal Justice at a Crossroads

Confirmed speakers include: Hon. Jed Rakoff, Senior Judge, District Court for the Southern District of New York; Chief J. Thomas Manger, Montgomery County, Maryland and president of the Major Cities Chiefs Association; Chief Ron Davis (ret.), East Palo Alto, California Police Department and principal consultant, 21st Century Policing Strategies LLC; Hon. Steven S. Alm, judge (ret.), First Circuit Court of Hawai’i, creator of HOPE Probation; Dara Lind, senior reporter, Vox.com; Scott Greenfield, criminal defense attorney and editor of Simple Justice; Sgt. Renée J. Mitchell, American Society of Evidence-Based Policing; Suja Thomas, professor of law at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Laura Donohue, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; Jay Ahern, principal and security services practice leader at The Chertoff Group and former acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection; Leo Beletsky, professor, School of Law & Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University; Alyssa Rosenberg, opinion writer, Washington Post; Amy Bach, Executive Director and President of Measures for Justice; Mike Riggs, reporter, Reason; Zachary Bolitho, Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General; William R. Kelly, professor of sociology and director of the Center for Criminology and Criminal Justice Research at the University of Texas at Austin; and Jeffrey Miron, director of economic studies at the Cato Institute and senior lecturer on economics and director of undergraduate studies at Harvard University.

September 20, 2017

Cato Institute Policy Perspectives 2017

Featuring Peter Goettler, President and CEO, Cato Institute; Marco Zappacosta, Co-Founder and CEO of Thumbtack; John Cochrane, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; and Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.