April 22, 2013

Drones and the New Way of War

Drones and the New Way of War

Featuring Steve I. Vladeck, Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Scholarship, American University Washington College of Law; Benjamin Wittes, Senior Fellow and Research Director in Public Law, The Brookings Institution; Rosa Brooks, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

February 7, 2013

In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth

In Search of the City on a Hill: The Making and Unmaking of an American Myth

Featuring the author Richard M. Gamble, Anna Margaret Ross Alexander Chair in History and Political Science, Hillsdale College; with comments by Walter McDougall, Professor of History and the Alloy-Ansin Professor of International Relations, the University of Pennsylvania; and Derek Leebaert, Partner, MAP AG; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

June 27, 2012

Libya, One Year Later

Libya, One Year Later

Featuring Diederik Vandewalle, Adjunct Associate Professor of Business Administration and Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College; Jonathan Hutson, Director of Communications, Enough Project to End Genocide and Crimes against Humanity; Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Malou Innocent, Foreign Policy Analyst, Cato Institute.

May 21, 2012

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

The Future of the U.S. Navy Surface Fleet

Featuring Robert O. Work, Under Secretary of the Navy; Eric J. Labs, Senior Analyst for Naval Forces and Weapons, Congressional Budget Office; Ben Freeman, National Security Fellow, Project on Government Oversight; Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute.

April 13, 2012

Evaluating the Homegrown Terrorist Threat

Evaluating the Homegrown Terrorist Threat: Panel 1: The Homegrown Threat in the United States

Featuring Ben Friedman, Cato Institute; Risa Brooks, Marquette University; John Mueller, Ohio State University and Cato Institute; Brian Jenkins, RAND Corporation; Max Abrahms, Johns Hopkins University; Mitchell Silber, New York Police Department and Columbia University; Michael Kenney, University of Pittsburgh; Glenn Carle, CIA (retired).

October 24, 2011

How Much Homeland Security Is Enough?

How Much Homeland Security Is Enough?

Featuring John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; Mark G. Stewart, Professor of Civil Engineering, Director, Centre for Infrastructure Performance and Reliability, The University of Newcastle in Australia; moderated by Benjamin H. Friedman, Research Fellow, Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute, Co-editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It.

May 13, 2011

Why Are We at War in Libya?

Why Are We at War in Libya?

Featuring Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Brandon Arnold, Director of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

January 19, 2011

The 112th Congress and Military Spending

The 112th Congress and Military Spending

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform, and Member, Board of Directors, The Nixon Center; moderated by Kurt Couchman, Manager of Government Affairs, Cato Institute.

November 19, 2010

Deficits and Defense

Deficits and Defense

Featuring Representative Barney Frank (D-Massachusetts); Loren B. Thompson, Chief Operating Officer, Lexington Institute; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 25, 2010

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS’s Efforts to Make Us Safer

Does Homeland Security Work? Evaluating DHS's Efforts to Make Us Safer

Featuring Benjamin H. Friedman Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; co-editor, Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It; and John Mueller, Woody Hayes Chair of National Security Studies, Mershon Center, Ohio State University; author, Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al Qaeda, and Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them; co-author with Mark G. Stewart, Terror, Security, and Money: Balancing the Risks, Benefits, and Costs of Homeland Security (forthcoming).

May 24, 2010

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Terrorizing Ourselves: Why U.S. Counterterrorism Policy Is Failing and How to Fix It

Featuring Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security Studies, Cato Institute; Rick “Ozzie” Nelson, Director of the Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Christopher Preble, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

March 13, 2009

Can the Pentagon Be Fixed?

Can the Pentagon Be Fixed?

Featuring Winslow Wheeler, Director, Straus Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information; Colonel Douglas Macgregor, U.S. Army (Retired), Straus Military Reform Project adviser; Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight; Thomas Ricks, Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security, and Special Military Correspondent for the Washington Post; and Benjamin Friedman, Research Fellow in Defense and Homeland Security, Cato Institute;