Cato Event PodcastAuthor: The Cato Institute
20 Feb 2019

Cato Event Podcast

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Podcast of policy and book forums, Capitol Hill briefings and other events from the Cato Institute

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    Dealing with North and South Korea: Can Washington Square the Circle?

    President Donald Trump and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un are preparing to reprise last year’s Singapore summit. Denuclearization has not proceeded as far as the administration hoped, but reconciliation between North and South is moving forward, leading to fears of a breach between Seoul and Washington. Indeed, with negotiations over host nation support for US forces stalemated, some South Koreans fear the president might follow through on his threats to withdraw American troops. The panelists will assess the likely outcome of the summit, the role of the US-South Korean alliance, and discuss strategies to improve stability and promote disarmament. Join us for a conversation about this important issue and the prospects for peace on the Korean Peninsula.

  • Posted on 16 Feb 2019

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    FOIA and You: Tips, Tricks, and War Stories

    Since its passage over 50 years ago, the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has become a critical tool for citizens, journalists, lawyers, and advocacy organizations. It also has inspired state-level legislation that mirrors the original federal FOIA in promoting government transparency. FOIA has been used to expose waste, fraud, abuse, and even criminal conduct on the part of officials at the federal and state levels. It also has been used to help the public better understand the decision making process inside government, often over the objections of government officials. Join us for an event that will examine the history, uses, and challenges of employing FOIA at the federal and state levels with some of the leading experts in the field.

  • Posted on 14 Feb 2019

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    Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults - Panel III: Is Competition the Key to Getting the Tower Back in Order? and Closing Remarks

    Is higher education inherently broken, or do we just need tweaks like simplifying financial aid applications? Maybe the problem is too much profit-seeking ... or not enough. Or maybe the incentives for everyone are just wrong.

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults - Luncheon Discussion

    There seems to be widespread agreement that America’s Ivory Tower has many cracks, rests on a leaning foundation, and can be prohibitively expensive. But there is little consensus when it comes to identifying the culprits behind the decay. Some say it’s tenure, others say it’s flawed accreditation. Some point the finger at for-profit schools, others at state disinvestment … and the list goes on. Of course, not everyone can be right. Or can they? In this special conference, which uses as its stepping-off point the new Cato volume Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower, top experts will scrutinize many of the most popular suspects for higher ed’s decline and will debate potential policy changes to which their conclusions point. The discussion will be especially timely as the 116th Congress begins its work, including tackling the overdue reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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    Putting the Ivory Tower Together Again: Identifying and Fixing the Faults - Panel II: Where We Are Today

    There are myriad perceived problems with American higher education, from potentially bloated faculty, administration, or both, to unbridled greed. How many problems truly infest the ivory tower?

  • Posted on 12 Feb 2019

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