January 25, 2017

Populism and Nationalism in the Trump Era

Featuring Mindy Finn, Advisor, Democracy Fund Voice; Alex Nowrasteh, Research Fellow, Cato Institute; Ruy Teixeira, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Robert P. Jones, CEO, Public Religion Research Institute; Henry Olsen, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; Alex Lundry, Co-Founder and Chief Data Scientist, Deep Root Analytics; Lisa Dropkin, Principal, Edge Research; Patrick Ruffini, Co-Founder Echelon Insights; and Emily Ekins, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

November 2, 2016

Debate: Should Libertarians Vote?

Debate: Should Libertarians Vote?

Featuring Jim Harper, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Aaron Ross Powell, Research Fellow and Editor, Libertarianism.org, Cato Institute; Trevor Burrus, Research Fellow, Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Jason Kuznicki, Research Fellow and Editor, Cato Unbound, Cato Institute.

June 8, 2016

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government Is Smarter

Featuring the author Ilya Somin, Professor, George Mason University Law School; Author, Democracy and Political Ignorance; with comments by Kristen Cambell, Executive Director, Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

November 5, 2014

Federal Policy, the Election, and the Changing Ivory Tower

Federal Policy, the Election, and the Changing Ivory Tower

Featuring John Ebersole, President, Excelsior College; Barmak Nassirian, Director, Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Peter Smith, Senior Vice President, Academic Strategy, Kaplan Higher Education Group; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated by Amy Laitinen, Deputy Director, Education Policy Program, New America Foundation.

June 18, 2014

McCutcheon v. FEC: Two Books on the Supreme Court’s Latest Campaign Finance Case

McCutcheon v. FEC: Two Books on the Supreme Court’s Latest Campaign Finance Case

Featuring Shaun McCutcheon, CEO, Coalmont Electrical Development Co., and Author, Outsider Inside the Supreme Court: A Decisive First Amendment Battle; Ronald Collins, Harold S. Shefelman Scholar, University of Washington Law School, and Co-Author, When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment; and Donald McGahn, Partner, Jones Day LLP, and Former Chairman, Federal Election Commission; moderated by Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute.

January 23, 2013

Campaign Finance after
Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?

Campaign Finance after Citizens United: What Happened? What Now?Panel 1: After Citizens United: Did Elections Change?

Featuring John Samples, Cato Institute; Robert Bauer, Perkins Coie; Bradley Smith, Capital University School of Law; Ray LaRaja, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Michael Malbin, Campaign Finance Institute; Don McGahn, Federal Election Commission; and Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School.