• Debate: The Soho Forum — “Just Say No” to Drugs?

    • October 7, 2019
      5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

      “Just Say No” to Drugs? In 1986, First Lady Nancy Reagan wrote in a Washington Post Op-Ed: “We must create an atmosphere of intolerance for drug use in this country. Each of us has a responsibility to be intolerant of drug use anywhere, any time, by anybody.” Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign became her legacy, and helped ramp (more…)

  • Nick Gillespie at Intelligence Squared Debate: Replace Private Insurance With Medicare for All

    • September 17, 2019
      7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

    Intelligence Squared, U.S., will host a debate on the motion: “As the nation gears up for the 2020 election, Democrats are promising bold new changes to the American health care system. One idea championed by many on the progressive left is “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, which would do away with private health (more…)

  • Goldwater and Arizona State University Host Robby Soave for Panic Attack Book Event

    • September 4, 2019
      5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    College campuses have always been hotbeds of protest, but since the 2016 election, stories of activism gone wild have been particularly prevalent: violent protests, demands for safe spaces, and the silencing of views that activist groups find disagreeable. Who are the leaders behind these protests, and what do they want? Libertarian journalist Robby Soave seeks (more…)

  • Debate: The Soho Forum — The Future of the Libertarian Party

    • September 10, 2019
      5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

        A Viable Future for the Libertarian Party? In 2016, Gary Johnson and Bill Weld ran the most successful Libertarian Party Presidential Campaign in the party’s history, garnering 4.5 million votes nationwide. Supporters of the ticket felt that Johnson-Weld had put the Libertarian Party on the map. But many libertarians were unhappy with the Johnson-Weld candidacy and thought the party had sold out many (more…)

  • “The War on Whores” Documentary: Celebration and Panel Discussion

    • September 26, 2019
      6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Please join us at our Dupont Circle office for a celebration of the documentary “The War on Whores” and a panel discussion featuring director Paul Johnson, sex worker and activist Maggie McNeill, and Reason’s Elizabeth Nolan Brown. Drinks and appetizers will be served. Beer generously provided by Flying Dog Brewery. Doors open at 6:00 Panel (more…)

  • Debate: The Soho Forum — What Future for Bitcoin?

    • August 12, 2019
      5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

      Last week, President Trump openly attacked the cryptocurrency Bitcoin in a fiery tweet, after which Bitcoin’s price tumbled. A few days later, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called Bitcoin a “national security issue.” Dr. Saifedean Ammous understands their fears, but does not share their hostility. In his book The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking, Dr. Ammous writes: “If Bitcoin (more…)

  • Debate: The Soho Forum — Postmodernism: Marxist or Libertarian?

    • July 15, 2019
      5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

      In May 2017, students of Evergreen College proposed a change to their traditional Day of Absence. Instead of students of color consensually leaving campus, they requested that white students should be made to leave the campus for the day. Biology Professor Bret Weinstein attracted a mob when he wrote an email to the student (more…)

  • Reason in Guatemala

    • February 20, 2020 - February 22, 2020
      12:00 pm

    Reason will host a three-day conference on Liberty in the Western Hemisphere February 20-22, 2020 in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Additional sponsor activities will take place on February 20 and 23. Join Reason’s David Nott, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, Jacob Sullum, Jim Epstein, and Ron Bailey, with special guests: Member of European Parliament Daniel Hannan Professor of Economics at (more…)

  • Debate: The Soho Forum — A Safety Net for Social Security?

    • June 17, 2019
      5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

    A Safety Net for Social Security?     In midtown Manhattan, a billboard-sized display shows a constantly increasing number: the US national debt, currently above $22 trillion. Nearly a decade ago, bipartisan organizations such as “Fix the Debt” and “The Can Kicks Back” tried to start a youth-movement for deficit reduction, advocating cuts in entitlement programs (more…)