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Founded in 1977, Cato owes its name to Cato’s Letters, a series of essays published in 18th- century England that presented a vision of society free from excessive government power. Those essays inspired the architects of the American Revolution. And the simple, timeless principles of that revolution — individual liberty, limited government, and free markets – turn out to be even more powerful in today’s world of global markets and unprecedented access to information than Jefferson or Madison could have imagined. Social and economic freedom is not just the best policy for a free people, it is the indispensable framework for the future.
Policy Forum Monday, July 14, 2014 11:00AM
Featuring David S. Maxwell, Associate Director, Center for Security Studies & Security Studies Program, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Sean McFate, Senior Fellow, Africa Center, Atlantic Council; Vanda Felbab-Brown, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution; and James B. Story, Director, Office of Western Hemisphere Programs, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State. Moderated by Jennifer Keister, Visiting Research Fellow, Cato Institute.
In an era of fiscal constraints and concerns about direct military involvement abroad, helping others defend themselves is an attractive option to address America’s global security concerns. Efforts to train, equip, and advise partner nations are elements of foreign internal defense (FID) policies. But when is FID a smart tool? Does FID produce more effective and self-sufficient partners, at lower political and financial costs to Americans? Or, does FID pull the United States into local fights, and risk outsourcing U.S. security interests to partners with limited capabilities and whose political interests may not align with ours? Please join us as the panelists discuss these and other questions.
or Watch online Jul 14
When Is Foreign Internal Defense (FID) a Smart Policy Tool for Washington? • July 14, 2014 11:00 AM
After Dodd-Frank: The Future of Financial Markets • July 17, 2014 9:00 AM
Housing Finance Reform: Past, Present, and Future • July 18, 2014 12:00 PM
Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice • July 24, 2014 12:00 PM
Debate: Libertarianism vs. Conservatism • July 24, 2014 6:30 PM
The Republican Party’s Civil War: Will Freedom Win? • July 29, 2014 12:00 PM
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