Baker Ambassadors, Kaitlyn Dean and Savannah Dabney, were selected as National Campaign for Civic and Political Engagement Ambassadors to represent UT at the annual National Campaign Conference at Harvard Institute of Politics on Oct. 4-6, 2013. Read about their experiences here Nat’l Campaign Conference and watch for more events from these ambassadors soon!
We are gearing up for our Student Policy Challenge this Saturday. The Survey is up until Wed., Oct. 9. On Monday afternoon, we had 600 responses to our survey, which is great! Take it here if you haven’t EquipStrip Katie Dean, Baker Ambassador, contributed her thoughts on the upcoming Policy Challenge in today’s Daily [...]
As you may know we launched the Baker Distinguished Lecture Series (BDLS) last fall with an appearance by Sen. George Mitchell in the Fall and one by Sec. of Education, Arne Duncan, in the Spring 2013. We are now launching the BDLS Patron program to help support this and future events so that we may [...]
In the twenty years following OPEC, the US oil and gas industry was significantly shaped by conflicting policies created in a chaotic, politically-charged environment. Those policies resulted in a drastic decline in activity in the industry, concerns about ‘energy independence’ and increases in imports to approximately 60% of US demand for crude by 2008. With [...]
As the Baker Center celebrates 10 years of service, what better way to celebrate than work to make our neighborhood better? We are working with the City of Knoxville to inform their plans for renovation of Cumberland Avenue (Cumberland Avenue Corridor Project – view the plan here - plan.asp). To begin this process we are asking [...]
We are thrilled to have Tom Brokaw as our third Baker Distinguished Lecture speaker (BDLS) on Wednesday, November 13, 1:30 pm in the Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building. The BDLS honors notable individuals who have had an impact and exemplify the values of Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr. Mr. Brokaw follows previous BDLS speakers, Sen. George [...]
The talk by Joyce Connery on Nuclear Energy Policy has been cancelled for tonight, Oct. 1 @ 6 pm. Please spread the word. Thank you.
The University of Tennessee’s Daily Beacon published this article detailing our tenth anniversary celebration. The building-wide event took place Wednesday, September 06, and featured both the life of Senator Baker as well as the Center’s triumphs over the past decade. To all who attended, thank you, and for those who were unable, we look forward [...]
For those of you who were not able to attend Senator Lugar’s discussion, or for those who would like to revisit the talk, the Knoxville News Sentinel shared a clip from his lecture. If you have a subscription to the Knoxville News Sentinel, you may also enjoy this article which they published regarding the event. [...]