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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 Afghanistan’s Presidental Election
Recorded: Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Originally aired on 8/26/09 on Russia Today. Ivan Eland discusses Afghanistan’s presidential election.


Type: Television
Issues: Democracy

       
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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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Alvaro Vargas Llosa on Honduras, Zelaya
Recorded: Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Originally aired on TNRtv on 6/30/09. Alvaro Vargas Llosa discusses Zelaya and Chavez, as well as changes in Argentine leadership.

Experts: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Type: Television
Issues: Democracy, Latin America

       
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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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The New International Arms Race in Space—And How to Avoid It
Recorded: Friday, March 7, 2008

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3

An Independent Policy Forum held on 3/7/08. Peter L. Hays, Associate Director of the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies, and Theresa Hitchens, Director of the Center for Defense Information, discuss the implications that the U.S. takedown of a malfunctioning satellite have for a potential arms race in space.

Experts: Ivan Eland, Peter L. Hays, Theresa Hitchens
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Diplomacy and Foreign Aid, Science, Technology

       
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Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society
Recorded: Wednesday, September 29, 2004

September 29, 2004

Oakland, CA

What is fundamentally wrong with government today? Since 2001, despite low inflation, federal spending has increased by a massive 28.8%, creating the largest deficits in U.S. history and the highest rate of government growth since the "guns-and-butter" presidencies of Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson. At the same time, federal agencies have been given new powers to secretly search anyone's property and intercept phone, Internet, and other communications, as well as inspect health and financial records. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, economist and historian Robert Higgs alone predicted this explosion of government power, as politicians have again taken full advantage of a frightened American public.

At this special Independent Policy Forum based on his new book, Against Leviathan, Dr. Higgs will present an unflinchingly critical analysis of the abuse of government power, including pork, the welfare state, protectionism, trampling on the Bill of Rights, and governmental responses to a continuing stream of "crises," including foreign wars, both hot and cold. Dr. Higgs combines an economist's analytical scrutiny, an historian's respect for the facts, and a refusal to accept the standard excuses and cruelties of government officialdom.

Robert Higgs

Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institute's quarterly journal, The Independent Review: A Journal of Political Economy

Author, Against Leviathan: Government Power and a Free Society

David J. Theroux

Founder and President, The Independent Institute

Experts: Robert Higgs
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Civil Liberties/ Human Rights, Democracy, History (U.S), Political Ideology and Philosophy, Politics

       
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Big Brother is Watching
Recorded: Thursday, June 6, 2002

To outsiders, its initials once stood for “No Such Agency.” To its employees, they stood for “Never Say Anything.” Today the public knows that the ultra-secret National Security Agency manages the nation’s spy satellites, but few know exactly why the NSA is the most powerful U.S. intelligence agency—or its roles in the Cold War, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, and Echelon, the worldwide NSA spying operation that, many charge, is illegally monitoring innocent citizens. No outsider knows more about the NSA than investigative journalist James Bamford, who began to research it before most members of Congress had even heard of it. In this talk, Mr. Bamford explained why he believes the NSA is a dangerous, two-edged sword.

Experts: James Bamford
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Constitutional Law, Defense and Foreign Policy, Democracy, Freedom, Government Waste/Pork, History (U.S), Law Enforcement, Politics, Technology, Terrorism and National Crises

       
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