October 11, 2016

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do about It

The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do about It

Featuring the author Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute; with comments by Alan Morrison, Associate Dean and Professional Lecturer in Law, George Washington University Law School; and Stephen F. Williams, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

September 29, 2016

You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

You Have the Right to Remain Innocent

Featuring the author James Duane, Professor, Regent University Law School; with comments by Randy Barnett, Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Georgetown University Law School; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

September 28, 2016

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power

Featuring the author Josh Blackman, Associate Professor, Houston College of Law; Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; with comments by Robert Barnes, Supreme Court Correspondent, Washington Post; and Philip Klein, Managing Editor, Washington Examiner, and author, Overcoming Obamacare: Three Approaches to Reversing the Government Takeover of Health Care; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato 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 14, 2016

Protecting Religious Liberty

Featuring Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Charles Glenn, Professor of Educational Leadership, Boston University; Charles Haynes, Vice President, Newseum Institute/Religious Freedom Center; Senior Scholar, First Amendment Center; Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of History of Education, New York University; Douglas Laycock, Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law; Professor of Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Louise Melling, Deputy Legal Director and Director of Center for Liberty, American Civil Liberties Union; Roger Pilon, Vice President for Legal Affairs, Cato Institute; and Hon. William H. Pryor, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; John M. Barry, Author, Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty; Mark Rienzi, Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty; Associate Professor of Law, Catholic University; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; Jason Russell, Reporter, Washington Examiner; and Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies; Editor-in-Chief, Cato Supreme Court Review, Cato Institute.

April 21, 2016

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Featuring the author Randy E. Barnett, Director, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Georgetown University Law Center; with comments by Robert V. Percival, Robert F. Stanton Professor of Law, University of Maryland School of Law; moderated by Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

February 9, 2016

Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America

Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America

Featuring the authors Timothy Sandefur, Vice President for Litigation, Goldwater Institute; and Christina Sandefur, Vice President for Policy, Goldwater Institute; with comments by Robert V. Percival, Director, Environmental Law Program, University of Maryland School of Law; and Roger Pilon, Director, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

October 30, 2015

Preparing for Paris: What to Expect from the U.N.’s 2015 Climate Change Conference

Judith Curry, Georgia Institute of Technology; Ryan Maue, WeatherBell Analytics; Roy Spencer, National Aeronautic and Space Administration; John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist;Richard Tol, University of Sussex; Peter Glaser, Troutman Sanders; David Bookbinder, Element VI Consulting and the Niskanen Center; Andrew Grossman, BakerHostetler; Harlan Watson, George W. Bush administration; Oren Cass, Manhattan Institute; Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger, Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Science, Cato Institute; moderated by Robert (Bob) Ryan, Past President, American Meteorological Society; and Roger Pilon, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.