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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, [...]

Parking Policy Challenge – Report on the “Strip” Now Available

A report on the Parking Policy Challenge: Equip the Strip, held on Oct. 12, 2013, is now available.  The report includes the findings of a student-led initiative to provide information to the City of Knoxville related to parking issues for the Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project  You can view the report here:  Policy Challenge Report 1.14.14 [...]

Ashe Lecture – Ambassador Cameron Munter – “Beyond 2014: American Relations with Pakistan”

Ambassador Cameron Munter, former ambassador to Pakistan (2010-12), will provide the 2014 Ashe Lecture on March 5 at 5:30 pm in the Toyota Auditorium. He will also be on WIVK’s Hallerin Hilton Hill show around 8 am and on WUOT’s Dialogue at 1 – 2 pm, with Baker Center Fellows, Dr. Howard Hall and Dr. [...]

US Leadership in a Post 9/11 World – Policy Brief 1:14

Bush-Obama BRIEF. 2014 Final In his latest policy brief, Professor Brandon Prins and PhD candidate Allan Wilford explore how foreign policy has changed and developed under the Obama administration. The brief compares and contrasts the policies that are currently in place with those that were implemented under the Bush administration. While Obama is ideologically different [...]

Transitioning to Electric Vehicles – White Paper 1:14

David L. Greene, Sangsoo Park, and Changzheng Liu discuss the logistics and implications of utilizing electric cars in this White Paper Transitioning to Electric Vehicles: Public Policy Implications of Uncertainty, Network Externalities, Tipping Points and Imperfect Markets Building on a previous Baker Center Baker Center White Paper that estimated the costs and benefits of transition to [...]

4/21/14-Baker Cafe: Dr. Joe Stainback on Global Security & Policy

1:30-2:30 PM, Toyota Auditorium The Howard Baker Center is sponsoring a new monthly event called the Baker Cafe, where attendees will enjoy short bursts of knowledge brewed just for you. The Baker Cafe provides students with a chance to engage in caffeinated conversations about policy issues and to learn about these prevalent matters in a [...]

4/10/14-Energy and Environment Forum: Sheila Olmstead-Video available

Click here to watch presentation The Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum is an opportunity for academics to share their research findings to a broad set of academics, researchers, and students from outside their own discipline but who have a common interest in environmental and energy issues. We invite four to six speakers each semester [...]

02/25/14- Baker Cafe: Dr. Charles Sims on The Environment

2:00 pm, Toyota Auditorium The Howard Baker Center is sponsoring a new monthly event called the Baker Cafe, where attendees will enjoy short bursts of knowledge brewed just for you. The Baker Cafe provides students with a chance to engage in caffeinated conversations about policy issues and to learn about these prevalent matters in a [...]

3/13/14-Energy and Environment Forum: Christina Prell- video available

Click here to watch recorded presentation The Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum is an opportunity for academics to share their research findings to a broad set of academics, researchers, and students from outside their own discpline but who have a common interest in environmental and energy issues. We invite four to six speakers each [...]

3/5/14- Ashe Lecture Series: Beyond 2014, American Relations with Pakistan with Ambassador Cameron Munter

5:30-6:30 PM, Toyota Auditorium The Howard Baker Center for Public Policy will host Ambassador Cameron Munter for the spring Ashe Lecture Series. Ambassador Munter was appointed by President Obama and served as the Ambassador to Pakistan from 2010-2012. He will speak about current and future issues involving the state of Pakistani and United States relations.