May 15, 2018

The Debasement of Human Rights: How Politics Sabotage the Ideal of Freedom

The Debasement of Human Rights: How Politics Sabotage the Ideal of Freedom

Featuring the author Aaron Rhodes, Human rights advocate; Executive Director, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights (1993–2007); President, Forum for Religious Freedom–Europe; with comments by James Kirchick, Visiting Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe and Project on International Order and Strategy, Brookings Institution; and Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; Director of Policy, Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs, State Department (1986–1987); moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

February 14, 2018

Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies

Statecraft and Liberal Reform in Advanced Democracies

Featuring the author Nils Karlson, Author; President of the Ratio Institute, Sweden; and Associate Professor at Uppsala University; with comments by John Samples, Vice President and Director of the Center for Representative Government, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

November 15, 2017

The Challenge of Populism

The Challenge of Populism

Featuring Mario Vargas Llosa, 2010 Nobel Laureate in Literature; President, International Foundation for Liberty; followed by a discussion with Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Editor, El estallido del populismo and Senior Fellow, Independent Institute; Gabriela Calderón de Burgos, Editor, ElCato.org; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

February 15, 2017

Islamic Liberalism: Real or False Hope?

Islamic Liberalism: Real or False Hope?

Featuring Mustafa Akyol, Author, Islam without Extremes: A Muslim Case for Liberty (W. W. Norton and Company, 2011), Visiting Senior Fellow, The Freedom Project, Wellesley College; and Shadi Hamid, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; Author, Islamic Exceptionalism; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

October 6, 2016

China’s Future Depends on a Free Market for Ideas

China's Future Depends on a Free Market for Ideas

Featuring Weiying Zhang, Professor of Economics, Peking University, and author, The Logic of the Market: An Insider’s View of Chinese Economic Reform (Cato, 2015); with comments by Ning Wang, Senior Fellow, Ronald Coase Institute, and co-author, How China Became Capitalist (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012); moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

April 4, 2016

Poverty, Inc.

Poverty, Inc.

Featuring Mark Weber, Co-Producer, Poverty, Inc.; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.

January 13, 2016

Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World

Featuring the author Leif Wenar, Chair of Philosophy and Law, King’s College London; with comments by Ian Vásquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; and Bruce W. Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Duke University and Kissinger Chair in Foreign Policy and International Relations, Kluge Center, Library of Congress; moderated by Christopher A. Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 23, 2015

The Deteriorating State of Human Rights in China

The Deteriorating State of Human Rights in China

Featuring Chen Guangcheng, Visiting Fellow, Catholic University; Teng Biao, Associate, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; and Wei Jingsheng, Chairman, Wei Jingsheng Foundation; with comments by Xia Yeliang, Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; moderated by Ian Vasquez, Director, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute.