Our Signature Series brings the likes of Senator George Mitchell; Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; and Tom Brokaw, acclaimed journalist.Our experts are leaders in energy, global security,  governance policy and also shape our student scholars into leaders of tomorrow.Howard Baker Public Policy Challenge

Distinguished Series Programming

Our Signature Series brings the likes of Senator George Mitchell; Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; and Tom Brokaw, acclaimed journalist.

Expert faculty and fellows

Our experts are leaders in energy, global security, governance policy and shape our student scholars into leaders of tomorrow.

Policy, research, and civic outreach

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New and Noteworthy


Baker Center Luncheon – Bill Haltom presents his new book on Sen. Baker – Oct. 3, 11:30 am – 1 pm

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Join us for lunch on Fri., Oct. 3, 11:30 am – 1 pm featuring a presentation by Bill Haltom on ...

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Global Security Distinguished Lecture featuring Charles McMillan – Wed., Oct. 1, 5:30 pm – Toyota Auditorium

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Join us on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 pm for our fall semester Global Security Distinguished Lecture featuring Dr. Charles ...

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E & E Forum – Thursday, Sept. 25, 1 – 2:30 pm – Toyota Auditorium

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Quantifying Environmental Benefits of Fracking: Air Quality, Renewables and Implications for Energy Policy Jacob LaRiviere, University of Tennessee This talk ...

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Sept. 23 – National Voter Registration Day! Register to Vote all over campus!

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Sept. 23 is National Voter Registration Day http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/ and our Baker Ambassadors and Learning Community are hosting registration at Hodges Library from ...

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