March 30, 2017

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.

February 3, 2017

Will President Trump Threaten Free Speech?

Will President Trump Threaten Free Speech?

Featuring Flemming Rose, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Robert Corn-Revere, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; and Francis H. Buckley, Foundation Professor, George Mason University’s Scalia School of Law; author of The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America and columnist, New York Post; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

December 1, 2016

What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People

What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People

Featuring the authors Jennifer Bachner, Director, Master of Science in Government Analytics, Johns Hopkins University; and Benjamin Ginsberg, David Bernstein Professor of Political Science and Chair of Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University; with comments by Donald Kettl, Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

June 8, 2016

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Featuring the author Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University Law School; Author, Democracy and Political Ignorance; with comments by Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

May 6, 2016

Conspiracies of the Ruling Class: How to Break Their Grip Forever

Conspiracies of the Ruling Class: How to Break Their Grip Forever

Featuring the author Lawrence B. Lindsey, Chief Executive Officer, The Lindsey Group; with comments by John Samples, Vice President, Cato Institute; moderated by Jeffrey Miron, Director, Economic Studies, Cato Institute, and Director, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, Harvard University.

March 16, 2016

Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students’ First Amendment Rights

Lessons in Censorship: How Schools and Courts Subvert Students' First Amendment Rights

Featuring the author Catherine J. Ross, Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; with comments by Sigal Ben-Porath, Professor, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania; and Neal McCluskey, Director of the Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

March 10, 2016

#CatoConnects: Whatever Happened to the Tea Party?

#CatoConnects: Whatever Happened to the Tea Party?

Featuring Ben Domenech, Publisher, The Federalist; John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute; and Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Caleb O. Brown, Director of Multimedia, Cato Institute.

January 7, 2016

The Assassin’s Veto

The Assassin’s Veto

Featuring Robert Corn-Revere, Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute, and Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP; with comments by Catherine Ross, George Washington University Law School; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

February 12, 2015

A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption

A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American Political Corruption

Featuring the author Jay Cost, Staff Writer, The Weekly Standard; with comments by Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulations Studies, Cato Institute; and Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

November 13, 2014

The Tyranny of Silence

The Tyranny of Silence

A special one-on-one conversation with the author Flemming Rose, Foreign Editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten; interviewed by Jonathan Rauch, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, and author of Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought.