May 1, 2017

The Soul of the First Amendment

The Soul of the First Amendment

Featuring the author Floyd Abrams, Senior Counsel, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP; with comments by Ronald Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington School of Law and Author, “First Amendment News,” Concurring Opinions blog; and Ilya Shapiro, Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

March 17, 2017

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.

October 11, 2016

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do about It

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do about It

Featuring the author Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute; with comments by Alan Morrison, Associate Dean and Professional Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School; and Stephen F. Williams, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

June 14, 2016

Protecting Religious Liberty

Featuring Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Charles Glenn, Professor of Educational Leadership, Boston University; Charles Haynes, Vice President, Newseum Institute/Religious Freedom Center; Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center; Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, New York University; Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law; Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; and Hon. William H. Pryor, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; John M. Barry, Author, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty; Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Jason Russell, Reporter, Washington Examiner; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute.

April 21, 2016

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Featuring the author Randy E. Barnett, Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Georgetown University Law Center; with comments by Robert V. Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

February 10, 2016

Intellectual Property and First Principles

Intellectual Property and First Principles

Featuring Randolph J. May, President, The Free State Foundation, coauthor, The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property; Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School; Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Eli Dourado, Director, Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

February 9, 2016

Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America

Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America

Featuring the authors Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute; and Christina Sandefur, Vice President for Policy, Goldwater Institute; with comments by Robert V. Percival, Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law; and Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

October 30, 2015

Preparing for Paris: What to Expect from the U.N.’s 2015 Climate Change Conference

Judith Curry, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ryan Maue, WeatherBell Analytics; Roy Spencer, National Aeronautic and Space Administration; John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist;Richard Tol, University of Sussex; Peter Glaser, Troutman Sanders; David Bookbinder, Element VI Consulting and the Niskanen Center; Andrew Grossman, BakerHostetler; Harlan Watson, George W. Bush administration; Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute; Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger, Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute; moderated by Robert (Bob) Ryan, Past President, American Meteorological Society; and Roger Pilon, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.