January 15, 2019

The Return of Great Power Competition

Featuring David Edelstein, Vice Dean of Faculty in Georgetown College and Associate Professor in the Department of Government, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, and the Center for Security Studies, Georgetown University; Stacie E. Goddard, Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College; Paul K. MacDonald, Associate Professor, Wellesley College; and Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson, Assistant Professor of International Relations, Boston University; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

December 7, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen

Featuring Rep. Ro Khanna, (D-CA); Caroline Dorminey, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; Scott Paul, Humanitarian Policy Lead, Oxfam America; and Kate Kizer, Policy Director, Win without War; moderated by John Glaser, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

October 17, 2018

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

Featuring the author Stephen M. Walt, Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, and Contributing Editor, Foreign Policy magazine; with comments by Stephen Wertheim, Visiting Scholar, Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, and Visiting Assistant Professor in History, Columbia University; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President of Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

September 20, 2018

The Liberal International Order: Past, Present, and Future

The Liberal International Order: Past, Present, and Future

Featuring Patrick Porter, Professor of International Security and Strategy, University of Birmingham and Senior Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute; Michael Mazarr, Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corporation; Jake Sullivan, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Co-chair, National Security Action; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

September 4, 2018

The NSA and the Road to 9/11: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

The NSA and the Road to 9/11: Lessons Learned and Unlearned

Featuring William Binney, Former Crypto-Mathematician, NSA; Kirk Wiebe, Former Senior Analyst, NSA; Edward Loomis, Former Computer Systems Analyst, NSA; Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive Service Member, NSA; and Diane Roark, Former Professional Staff Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; moderated by Patrick Eddington, Policy Analyst in Homeland Security and Civil Liberties, Cato Institute.

June 25, 2018

The Clash of Generations? Intergenerational Change and American Foreign Policy Views

The Clash of Generations? Intergenerational Change and American Foreign Policy Views

Featuring Dina Smeltz, Senior Fellow, Chicago Council on Global Affairs; Will Ruger, Vice President of Research and Policy, Charles Koch Institute; and Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute and Associate Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University; moderated by Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

May 14, 2018

Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy

Psychology of a Superpower: Security and Dominance in U.S. Foreign Policy

Featuring the author Christopher J. Fettweis, Associate Professor of Political Science, Tulane University; with comments by Keir A. Lieber, Director, Center for Security Studies and Security Studies Program, Georgetown University and Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.

April 26, 2018

Risky Business: The Role of Arms Sales in U.S. Foreign Policy

Risky Business: The Role of Arms Sales in U.S. Foreign Policy

Featuring Caroline Dorminey, Policy Analyst, Cato Institute; A. Trevor Thrall, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Colby Goodman, Director, Security Assistance Monitor, Center for International Policy; moderated by Travis Evans, External Relations Manager, Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

April 16, 2018

Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition

Republic in Peril: American Empire and the Liberal Tradition

Featuring the author David C. Hendrickson, Professor of Political Science, Colorado College; with comments by Michael Mandelbaum, Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; moderated by John Mueller, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute.