May 16, 2017

Evaluating the Iran Deal

Evaluating the Iran Deal

Featuring Ambassador Wendy Sherman, Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group; Laura Rozen, Diplomatic Correspondent, Al-Monitor; Ariane Tabatabai, Visiting Assistant Professor of Security Studies at the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

March 21, 2017

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century

America Abroad: The United States’ Global Role in the 21st Century

Featuring the authors Stephen G. Brooks, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; William C. Wohlforth, Daniel Webster Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; with comments by Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; and Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by John Glaser, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

December 15, 2016

Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception

Why America Misunderstands the World: National Experience and Roots of Misperception

Featuring the author Paul Pillar, Researcher, Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University; Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution; with comments by Robert Jervis, Adlai Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University; Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

November 16, 2016

Fall Fables & Fallacies: The Truth about U.S. Foreign Policy

Fall Fables & Fallacies: The Truth about U.S. Foreign Policy

Featuring A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Christopher A. Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

June 15, 2016

The Case for Restraint in U.S. Foreign Policy

Featuring David Edelstein, Associate Professor, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government, Georgetown University; Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Brendan Green, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Cincinnati; Alexander Downes, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; Eugene Gholz, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin; Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Edward Rhodes, Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University; William Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy, Charles Koch Institute; Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Vice President, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist, Mershon Center for International Security Studies, Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Barry Posen, Ford International Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Director, MIT Security Studies Program.

December 8, 2015

Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy

Deceit on the Road to War: Presidents, Politics, and American Democracy

Featuring the author John M. Schuessler, Associate Professor, Department of Strategy, Air War College; with comments by Elizabeth Saunders, Assistant Professor, Political Science and International Affairs, George Washington University; and Trevor Thrall, Associate Professor, School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, George Mason University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

April 13, 2015

The Newburgh Sting and the FBI’s Production of the Domestic Terrorism Threat

The Newburgh Sting and the FBI’s Production of the Domestic Terrorism Threat

Featuring David Heilbroner, Producer and Director, The Newburgh Sting; Naureen Shah, Director of Security and Human Rights, Amnesty USA; and John Mueller, Senior Research Scientist with the Mershon Center for International Security Studies at Ohio State University, and Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security, Cato Institute.

March 19, 2014

Did the Military Intervention in Libya Succeed?

Did the Military Intervention in Libya Succeed?

Featuring Christopher Chivvis, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Alan Kuperman, Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace and Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School, University of Texas at Austin; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

November 25, 2013

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.

October 15, 2013

The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

The End of Overkill? Reassessing U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; Elbridge Colby, Center for Naval Analyses; Hans M. Kristensen, Director of the Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists; and Matt Fay, PhD Program, Temple University History Department; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 8, 2013

Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Policy, Cato Institute; and Christopher Preble Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Laura Odato, Cato Institute.