Cato University is for people who didn’t stop thinking after they got out of school. It’s for people who don’t
want politicians or bureaucrats or officials to do their thinking for them. It’s for people who value liberty. I hope it’s for you. You’ll learn. You’ll be inspired. You’ll make friends. You’ll leave with the tools to change the course
of America by limiting government.
At Cato University, people of all ages and backgrounds come together to learn, to bounce around ideas, to be
inspired, and to experience the camaraderie of like-minded individuals from around the globe. Cato University is a genuine community; you can freely share viewpoints, concerns, questions, ideas, and more in an atmosphere of friendship and personal respect. And, for many, Cato University offers the rare chance to create a family legacy of liberty—with parents, children, and even grandchildren participating together.
This year the program will be held at the Cato Institute’s newly expanded headquarters. Cato’s new facilities offer the latest in conference and multimedia technology, spacious and remarkably comfortable meeting areas, and more. According to George F. Will, “The Cato Institute is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty in the nation that is the foremost upholder of the idea of liberty.” It’s also one of the coolest—or maybe that’s
hottest—intellectual spots in America.
Being in Washington, D.C., also offers attendees a world of opportunities. In addition to specially scheduled
events—including a dinner program on Capitol Hill with Senator Rand Paul—Cato’s building is just a short walk away from the city’s historical and cultural offerings—from the White House to the Mall; from art galleries to museums. And, being in Washington provides easy, immediate access to close-by Reagan National
Airport–along with close proximity to other airports and (for train enthusiasts)—Union Station.
This summer Cato University will feature a faculty of outstanding teachers, including the following:
- Dr. Robert A. Levy, Chairman of the Board at Cato, on “How
the Supreme Court Subverted the Constitution.”
- David D. Boaz, Cato’s Executive Vice President, on
- Prof. Robert McDonald from the United States Military
Academy, on “Liberty and the American Experience” and “George Washington and the
Power of Restraint.”
- Prof. Steven Landsburg from the University of Rochester, on
“The Greatest Story Ever Told: The Amazing Story of Economic Growth,” “Creating
Wealth,” “How Markets Make Things Work,” and “The Power of Incentives.”
- Dr. Christopher Preble, Vice President for Defense and
Foreign Policy Studies at Cato, and Malou Innocent, a Cato
Foreign Policy Analyst on “To Provide for the Common Defense: Foreign Policy and
the American Constitution.”
- Dr. Roger Pilon, Cato’s Vice President for Legal Affairs,
on “The Constitution and the Rule of Law.”
- Michael Cannon, Cato’s Director of Health Policy Studies,
on “Limits on Government Power: Obamacare and the Constitution.”
- Mark Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies at
Cato, on “Avoiding a Future Financial Crisis.”
- And, I’m looking forward to presenting my research on a number of subjects:
“The Science of Liberty,” “Origins of State and Government,” “Freedom in a
Historical Perspective,” and a concluding talk on what we can do to advance
freedom today, “Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Sacred Honor.”
All of this, and more, is spelled out in detail online at www.cato.org/cato-university.
To make this program as accessible as possible, we’re keeping the cost at $995–no increase over previous years. The cost includes all meals, receptions, reading materials, books, and evening events. (But not overnight room charges, since we’ve arranged low room rates for participants at the various hotels just a few minutes
I hope to see you this summer at Cato University. You can enroll immediately online at www.cato.org/cato-university. I look forward to welcoming you in Cato’s gorgeous new facilities. Please come to Cato University and make friends, boost your ability to promote liberty, and recharge your batteries for the fight for liberty.