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Can the U.S. Withdraw from Afghanistan and Iraq?
Recorded: Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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Civil strife in Iraq continues and instability may only increase after the January elections. U.S. withdrawal has become an acceptable strategy in Washington, but will it be tenable if violence escalates and Iraq unravels again?

Experts: Ivan Eland, Peter Galbraith, Charles V. Peña
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Democracy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Freedom, History (International), Politics, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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Ivan Eland on Cold War Mentality of NATO Expansion
Recorded: Thursday, October 15, 2009

Originally aired 10/15/09 on Russia Today. Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, shares his opinion of the bi-partisan support for NATO expansion.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Robert Higgs on Hoover’s Great Depression Policies
Recorded: Friday, October 2, 2009

Originally aired on 10/2/09 on Fox News’ “Freedom Watch.” Robert Higgs, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of Crisis and Leviathan, discusses President Hoover’s role in the Great Depression.

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Television
Issues: Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economic Policy, History (U.S), Labor and Employment

       
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Ivan Eland on Missile Defense System
Recorded: Saturday, September 19, 2009

Originally aired on 9/19/09. Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses Democratic support for a linked NATO-Russia-U.S. missile defense system in an interview on Russia Today.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Charles Peña on Missile Defense Program
Recorded: Thursday, September 17, 2009

Originally aired on 9/17/09. Charles Peña, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses Obama’s decision to shelve the European missile defense plan in an interview on CTV News.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Ivan Eland on Joseph Biden’s Comments on Russia
Recorded: Monday, July 27, 2009

Originally aired on July 27, 2009, Ivan Eland discusses Joe Biden’s comments about Russia in an interview on Russia Today.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Ivan Eland on North Korean Nuclear Tests
Recorded: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ivan Eland, Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute, discusses the implications of North Korea's latest nuclear tests in a Russia Today interview.

Experts: Ivan Eland
Type: Television
Issues: Diplomacy and Foreign Aid

       
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Is Walmart Good or Bad for America? A Debate
Recorded: Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Richard K. Vedder and Ken Jacobs debate whether the rise of Walmart and similar big box retailers have been beneficial or harmful to the US economy.

Richard K. Vedder is Senior Fellow at The Independent Institute and Edwin and Ruth Kennedy Distinguished Professor of Economics and Faculty Associate, Contemporary History Institute, Ohio University. Professor Vedder is co-author (with Lowell Gallaway) of The Independent Institute book, "Out of Work," the recipient of both the Sir Antony Fisher International Memorial Award and Mencken Award Finalist for Best Book, and the Institute monograph, Can Teachers Own Their Own Schools?

Ken Jacobs is Chair of the U.C. Berkeley Labor Center, and a former member of the Mayor’s Universal Health Care Council in San Francisco. He is the Co-author od “Declining Job-Based Health Coverage for Working Families in California and the United States,” and “Hidden Costs of Wal-Mart Jobs”.

David J. Theroux is Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Independent Institute and Publisher of The Independent Review.


Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Antitrust, Competition, and Monopoly, Business, Culture/ Society, Economic History and Development (U.S.), Economists, Free Market Economics, History (U.S), Labor and Employment, Politics, Public Health/ Consumer Protection

       
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