February 8, 2018

Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man

Frederick Douglass: Self-Made Man

Featuring the author Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation and Duncan Chair in Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute; with comments by Juan Williams, Political Analyst and Host, Fox News; and Jonathan Blanks, Research Associate, Cato Institute; moderated by Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, 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 11, 2017

A Conservative Approach to Smarter Federal Marijuana Policy

A Conservative Approach to Smarter Federal Marijuana Policy

Featuring Tom Garrett (R-VA-05), U.S. Congressman; Ilya Somin, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Jonathan Blanks, Research Associate, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

December 7, 2016

The State of American Criminal Justice

The State of American Criminal Justice - PANEL 1: The Human Toll of Incarceration

Featuring Kevin Ring, Vice President, Families against Mandatory Minimums, Marc Mauer, Executive Director, Sentencing Project, Keeda Haynes, Public Defender, Nashville Defenders, Tracey Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law, Yale University, Elizabeth Joh, Professor of Law, University of California, Davis, Walter Katz, Independent Police Auditor, City of San Jose, Maj. Max Geron, Dallas Police Department, Harvey Silverglate, Counsel Attorney, Zalkind Duncan & Bernstein LLP, Hon. Shira Scheindlin, United States District Judge, Southern District of New York (ret.); Of Counsel, Stroock, Stroock, & Lavan LLP, Ken White, Attorney, Brown, White & Osborn, LLP, Moderated by Adam Bates, Policy Analyst, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute, Matthew Feeney, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute, Jonathan Blanks, Research Associate, Cato Institute, Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

October 12, 2016

Fall Fables & Fallacies: The Truth about Policing in America

Fall Fables & Fallacies: The Truth about Policing in America

Featuring Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Adam Bates, Policy Analyst, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; Jonathan Blanks, Managing Editor of PoliceMisconduct.net; Research Associate, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute; and Matthew Feeney Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

December 1, 2015

Policing in America

Policing in America: Welcoming Remarks and Panel 1: The Costs and Benefits of Emerging Police Technologies

Featuring Jerry Ratcliffe, Chair, Department of Criminal Justice, Temple University; Cynthia Lum, Associate Professor, George Mason University Department of Criminology, Law and Society and Director, Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy; David A. Klinger, Professor, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Vicki Gaubeca, Director, Regional Center for Border Rights, ACLU-New Mexico; Samuel Walker, Emeritus Professor, University of Nebraska-Omaha; Wadie E. Said, Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law; Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice; Nathan Freed Wessler, Staff Attorney, Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Union; William Jelani Cobb, Associate Professor of History and Director, Africana Studies Institute, University of Connecticut; Alex Rosenblat, Researcher and Technical Writer at the Data & Society Research Institute; and Emily Ekins, Cato Institute.