In the spirit of Senators Baker’s work, the Baker Center offers a number of public lectures and programs within its three focus areas: Energy & Environment, Global Security, and Leadership & Governance. The Center also maintains an active and engaged student program with options to join the Baker Center Living Learning Community, Baker Ambassadors and Baker Scholars. The Center is housed in a 51,000 sq.ft., three-story domed building, which also serves as a gateway to the University of Tennessee campus and houses the Modern Political Archives (MPA), Chancellor’s Honors Program and the Masters of Public Policy and Administration. The building also includes classrooms on the 2nd floor, MPA Research Room, Howard Baker Reading Room and Toyota Auditorium.
Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. (1925-2014)
"The Baker Center is named in honor of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., sometimes referred to as “The Great Conciliator." Read More
The Baker Center Board is comprised of individuals from business, government, and law.
Our partners support us through programming, funding, staffing, research and student support.
The Baker Center staff work hard to develop programming and projects that support the mission of the Baker Center.
Support our efforts to educate the public, conduct quality public policy research, and engage students.
Our facility is available for University of Tennessee sponsored events and a rental fee does apply.Learn More
Directions & Parking
Parking in University lots is by permit only. There are multiple other option available for visitors.Learn More