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Hayek Auditorium
Cato Institute 1000 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

July 24, 2014

Featuring the author Sidney Powell; with comments by Alex Kozinski, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and Ronald Weich, Dean, University of Baltimore Law School; moderated by Tim Lynch, Director, Project on Criminal Justice, Cato Institute.

In Licensed to Lie, attorney Sidney Powell takes readers through a series of disturbing events, missteps, and cover-ups in our federal criminal justice system. According to Powell, the malfeasance stretches across all three branches of our government — from the White House to the U.S. Senate, to members of the judiciary. Even worse, the law itself is becoming pernicious. Americans can now be prosecuted, convicted, and imprisoned for actions that are not crimes. And if acquitted, there is no recourse against prosecutors who hid evidence vital to the defense. Join us for a discussion of these distressing legal trends and what might be done about them.

Date: July 24, 2014 12:00 pm

July 29, 2014

Featuring the author Edward Hudgins, Director of Advocacy, and Senior Scholar, The Atlas Society; with comments by Henry Olson, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center; moderated by John Samples, Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute.

Date: July 29, 2014 12:00 pm

August 28, 2014

Featuring Adam Berinsky, Professor of Political Science, MIT; John Mueller, Professor of Political Science, Ohio State University, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute; Jason Reifler, Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Exeter; andTrevor Thrall, Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs, George Mason University; moderated byJustin Logan, Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute.

When and why does the American public support war? Washington politicians and pundits often puzzle over these questions as they try to win support for their policies, but there is a large body of academic research on public opinion and war. Do events, such as casualties or the prospect of victory, affect support more, or do partisan identities or other attachments play a larger role? What sorts of arguments should hawks and doves make if they hope to win support for their views? Please join four leading political scientists as they examine the causes of public support for war.


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Date: August 28, 2014 2:00 pm