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

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

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

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New and Noteworthy


Baker Cafe on Gun Control – Jan. 29, 12:45 pm – Dr. Sharma

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Join us and UT Political Science professor, Dr. Hemant Sharma for this informal discussion on firearm regulations and 2nd Amendment ...

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Students Gather to Watch SOTU – Jan. 20

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Join students of the Baker Center and watch the State of the Union on Jan. 20 at 9 pm.  Baker ...

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Tennessee FY 2013 – Economic Impact of Dept. of Energy Spending

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The presence of the Department of Energy (DOE) in the state of Tennessee generates significant economic benefits. Everyday operations create ...

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New Report on “Economic Impacts on Tennessee Arising from Construction of the Uranium Processing Facility”

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A report on the Economic Impacts on Tennessee Arising from Construction of the Uranium Processing Facility, conducted by Dr. Matt Murray and ...

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