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  • Scholars Discuss WarMaking Powers of Congress
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    Constitutional War Powers

    Foreign policy and government affairs scholars took part in a discussion on congressional war powers and how the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) was still being used to…

  • Social Medias Role in Democracy
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    Social Media's Role in Democracy

    Katie Harbath, Facebook’s director of global politics and government outreach, was among the speakers at a discussion on the role of social media in democracy. Participants talked about the…

  • emSpeak Freelyem
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    Speak Freely

    Princeton professor Keith Whittington discussed free speech on college campuses.

  • Religious Freedom and AntiDiscrimination Law
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    Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Law

    Two legal scholars debated the balance between religious freedom and anti-discrimination laws. The event was held one day before the Supreme Court was to hear oral argument in Masterpiece…

  • CATO Institute Panel Examines US Strategy in Afghanistan
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    U.S. Strategy in Afghanistan

    Two combat veterans and national security experts in talked about U.S. military strategy in Afghanistan. The panelists whether a negotiated settlement or removing U.S. troops from…

  • Republican Tax Reform Agenda
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    Republican Tax Reform Agenda

    Panelists talked about the prospects for Republicans' tax reform agenda. Panelists, including Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist, spoke about why they were optimistic about…

  • emFrom Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavezem
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    From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez

    Paul Hollander talked about his book, From Benito Mussolini to Hugo Chavez: Intellectuals and a Century of Political Hero Worship, about Western intellectuals who have supported political…

  • Iran Nuclear Deal
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    Iran Nuclear Deal

    The Cato Institute hosted a discussion on the Iran nuclear deal and U.S. foreign policy options if President Trump decertifies the agreement, as he had threatened to do. The panelists also…

  • Forum Examines Tax System Overhaul
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    Tax Reform

    Policy experts talked about the economic implications of proposed tax plans from President Trump and House Republicans. The speakers generally agreed tax code should be revised, and that…

  • emFDR Goes to Warem
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    FDR Goes to War

    Burton and Anita Folsom contend that President Franklin D. Roosevelt used World War II to promote his own agenda, which according to the authors, included the expansion of the executive branch,…

  • Mark Zupan Discusses emInside Jobem
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    Inside Job

    Mark Zupan talked about his book Inside Job: How Government Insiders Subvert the Public Interest, in which he argues that government insiders, such as elected officials, bureaucrats, and…

  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Infrastructure Spending
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    Infrastructure Spending

    Speakers that included transportation and public policy experts talked about transportation infrastructure priorities and funding challenges.. They focused on President Trump’s $1 trillion…

  • Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg Discuss emWhat Washington Gets Wrongem
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    What Washington Gets Wrong

    Jennifer Bachner and Benjamin Ginsberg, co-authors of What Washington Gets Wrong: The Unelected Officials Who Actually Run the Government and Their Misconceptions about the American People,…

  • Peter Van Doren Discusses Health Care Reform
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    Health Care Costs

    Peter Van Doren discussed health care costs and policy and the implications of the potential repeal to the Affordable Care Act. He referenced a series of reports that point to managing costs and what…

  • Discussion Focuses on Freedom of Speech and the Trump Administration
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    Freedom of Speech and the Trump Administration

    Fleming Rose, Robert Corn-Revere, and Francis Buckley talked about free speech in the Trump administration following the president’s reaction to protests at the University of California,…

  • Discussion Focuses on Government Surveillance and Privacy
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 5

    In presentations on international views and laws related to U.S. intelligence gathering and data collection, Alan Butler presented a short talk, “Schrems and the International Backlash Against U.S. Surveillance,” and Jennifer Daskal…

  • Privacy and Government Surveillance Part 3
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 3

    In presentations on congressional oversight of intelligence agencies as well as the role and rights of technology companies in terms of cooperation with intelligence agencies for user data, Nathan Leamer presented a short…

  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Universal Basic Income
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    Universal Basic Income

    Charles Murray and Andy Stern discussed the concept of a Universal Basic Income, or a cash payment granted to every citizen without any requirements or restrictions as an alternative to…

  • Timothy Sandefur Discusses emThe Permission Societyem
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    The Permission Society

    Timothy Sandefur talked about his book The Permission Society: How the Ruling Class Turns Our Freedoms into Privileges and What We Can Do About It, in which he examines the difference…

  • Cato Institute Hosts Discussion on Government Surveillance and Violent Extremism
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    Privacy and Government Surveillance, Part 4

    Panelist talked about ways to counter violent extremism (CVE) efforts across the U.S. without further stigmatizing Muslims and other marginalized groups. The panelists gave presentations on the use of body…

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