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ORNL’s Wigner Lecture Series – Archived videos

If you missed any of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Wigner Distinguished Lectures, you can access archived videos of them here   Wigner Lecture Series – ORNL

April 3, 2014 – Empowering Women through Sports with Michelle Kwan!

Asst. Sec. Evan Ryan had to cancel her visit to the Baker Center and has been replaced by Michelle Kwan, former ice-skating champion.  Join us, Thursday, April 3, 1:30 -3:00 pm in the University Center Auditorium for a discussion on women and sports with Michelle Kwan, Sr.  Advisor & Public Diplomacy Envoy, US Dept. of [...]

Archival Links for Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr.

In addition to the many events we hold at the Baker Center, we also want to share with you the many honors paid to Sen. Baker, articles written about him, and share his words of wisdom.  We hope you enjoy. “On Herding Cats” Sen. Baker speaks to the US Senate, 1998 Century of Service – [...]

March 27 – David Eichenthal — The Art of the Watchdog

David Eichenthal, co-author of The Art of the Watchdog: Fighting Fraud, Waste, Abuse and Corruption in Government, will discuss government oversight and how watchdogs are essential to improving efficiency and effectiveness in government and increasing public confidence. Eichenthal is a Director with Public Financial Management in Chattanooga and Senior Research Fellow at the New York [...]

Sen. Baker’s Dream — “Big South Fork”

A wonderful article by Fred Brown appeared in the Knoxville News Sentinel on March 9, 2014. It describes the role Sen. Baker had in establishing the Big South Fork and includes wonderful photographs by Joe Howell, Paul Efird, Clay Owen, Wade Payne and Andrew Brimer,  as well.   Enjoy this look at one of Sen. [...]

3.5.14 – Amb. Munter Discusses Pakistan – US Relations at Ashe Lecture

An attentive and appreciative crowd of 150+ attended the Ashe Lecture featuring Ambassador Cameron Munter  on Wednesday evening in the Toyota Auditorium.  Amb. Munter provided his view of the best path forward for US Pakistan relations, urging the US to be more aware of the culture and traditions of Pakistan as they work to resolve [...]

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CANCELLED — Feb. 27 @ 3:30 pm – E&E Forum: Water on an Urban Planet – Rob McDonald

Cancelled!  Water on an urban planet: urbanization, drinking water, and source watershed conservation Rob McDonald – The Nature Conservancy  rob-mcdonald-vanguard-scientist-nature-conservancy.xml Urban growth is increasing the demand for freshwater resources, yet surprisingly the water sources of the world’s large cities have never been globally assessed, hampering efforts to assess the distribution and causes of urban water [...]

“Inequality for All” – POSTPONED AGAIN – Will show on MONDAY Feb. 17 @ 6:30 pm

WE WILL show the film Inequality for All  on Monday, Feb. 17 at 6:30 pm!  UT is closed today so we are postponing this event (AGAIN) to Monday, Feb. 17.  Join us to watch and then discuss this documentary, Inequality for All, in the Toyota.  Following the 90 min. film, we will discuss what we [...]

Register for our Federal Budget Workshop on Feb. 19 – “Principles & Priorities” – TODAY!

Join us on Wed. Feb. 19 @ 5:15 pm in the Toyota Auditorium as we cut the deficit!  Sara Imhof, Concord Coalition, will join us to guide this exercise in cutting the Federal Deficit.  You will be assigned to a table, led by faculty and grad students, and we will work to create our budget, [...]