December 14, 2016

The 2016 Cato Surveillance Conference

The 2016 Cato Surveillance Conference - Panel - Intelligence Under A Trump Administration

Featuring Charlie Savage, New York Times; Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager, AccessNow; Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Patrick Eddington, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Michael German, Fellow, Brennan Center for Justice; Maya Berry, Executive Director, Arab American Institute; Mieke Eoyang, Vice President  for National Security Program, Third Way; Alan Butler, Senior Counsel, Electronic Privacy Information Center; Jennifer Daskal, American University Washington College of Law; Shane Harris, Wall Street Journal; Susan Hennessey, Fellow, Brookings Institution; Timothy Edgar, Visiting Fellow, Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs at Brown University; Carrie Cordero, Former Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, Department of Justice; Sharia Mayfield, Staff Attorney, Oregon Department of Justice; Nathan Leamer, Policy Analyst, R Street Institute.

September 27, 2016

The Domestic Drone Revolution: Risks and Rewards in Perspective

The Domestic Drone Revolution: Risks and Rewards in Perspective - Opening Remarks and Panel 1: Drones, Law Enforcement, and Civil Liberties

Panelists include Tim Adelman, attorney, LeclairRyan; Kristi Lane Scott, Deputy Director, Office of Privacy & Civil Liberties, United States Department of Justice; Patrick Eddington, policy analyst, homeland security and civil liberties, Cato Institute; Matthew Feeney, policy analyst at the Cato Institute; Travis R. Hall, telecommunications policy analyst, National Telecommunications and Information Administration; Arthur Holland Michel, co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College; Don Roby, training program manager, Airborne Law Enforcement Association; Stephanie Spear, commercial regulatory policy representative, National Association of Realtors; Jay Stanley, senior policy analyst at the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project; and Justin Towles, vice president, regulatory and legislative affairs, American Association of Airport Executives.

June 7, 2016

The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

The Age of Em: Work, Love, and Life when Robots Rule the Earth

Featuring the author Robin Hanson, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University; Research Associate, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University; with comments by Ronald Bailey, Science Correspondent, Reason Magazine; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Editor, Cato Unbound and Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

February 10, 2016

Intellectual Property and First Principles

Intellectual Property and First Principles

Featuring Randolph J. May, President, The Free State Foundation, coauthor, The Constitutional Foundations of Intellectual Property; Richard A. Epstein, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Law, New York University Law School; Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Eli Dourado, Director, Technology Policy Program, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

October 21, 2015

The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference

The Second Annual Cato Surveillance Conference: Welcome and Introduction  and After FREEDOM: A Dialogue on NSA in the Post-Snowden Era

Featuring Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT); Kevin Bankston, Director, Open Technology Institute, New America Foundation; Assia Boundaoui, Documentary Filmmaker; Jennifer Daskal, Professor, American University Washington College of Law; Laura Donohue, Director, Center on National Security & the Law, Georgetown University; Faisal Gill, Attorney; Joseph Lorenzo Hall, Chief Technologist, Center for Democracy & Technology; Ryan Hagemann, Civil Liberties Policy Analyst, Niskanen Center; David Medine, Chairman, Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board; John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University; Kurt Opsahl, Deputy Executive Director & General Counsel, Electronic Frontier Foundation; Stephanie Pell, Cyber Ethics Fellow and Assistant Professor, West Point Military Academy; Rebecca Richards, Privacy & Civil Liberties Director, National Security Agency; Bruce Schneier, Berkman Center, Harvard University; Amie Stepanovich, U.S. Policy Manager, Access; and Judge Patricia Wald, Privacy & Civil Liberties Oversight Board.

September 10, 2015

E-Verify: The Impact of National Employment Verification on Work, Privacy, and Liberty

E-Verify: The Impact of National Employment Verification on Work, Privacy, and Liberty

Featuring Alex Nowrasteh, Immigration Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity, Cato Institute; Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Jessie Hahn, Labor and Employment Policy Attorney, National Immigration Law Center; and Kristi Boswell, Director of Congressional Relations, Labor/Immigration, American Farm Bureau Federation; moderated by Peter Russo, Director of Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.

March 4, 2015

The Future of NATO and the Transatlantic Security Framework

The Future of NATO and the Transatlantic Security Framework

Featuring Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; James Goldgeier, Dean, American University School of International Service; and François Rivasseau, Deputy Head, Delegation of the European Union to the United States; moderated by Emma Ashford, Visiting Fellow, Defense and Foreign Policy, Cato Institute.

February 6, 2015

The Libertarian State of the Union

The Libertarian State of the Union

Featuring Mark Calabria, Director, Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute; Chris Edwards, Director, Tax Policy Studies, Cato Institute, and Editor, DownsizingGovernment.org; Julian Sanchez, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; and Daniel J. Ikenson, Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Peter Russo, Director, Congressional Affairs, Cato Institute.