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Wigner Distinguished Lectures Streamed from ORNL

The Baker Center will be hosting the web-viewing of the Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series from ORNL.  You can see a list of the confirmed speakers on their website by clicking on this link. The next two speakers, coming up in Jan. and February, follow below: Arun Majumdar – January 27, 2014 – 10 am Vice [...]

Archived Event Videos 2004-2010

Explore the many programs we have hosted since 2004 -2010 HERE  Enjoy talks by Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) Supreme Court Justice (2008), Iraq & the Embedded Journalists (2004), Campaign 101 (how to run for local office) and much more!

IOP Releases Newest Millennial Survey of Attitudes toward Healthcare, Student Debt and More

The latest study of millennial attitudes by the Harvard Institute for Politics has been released. The Baker Center has been a member of the IOP’s Campaign for Civic and Political Engagement since our beginning in 2003.  Just click to view a short video on the results and get more information here

Baker Center 2014 Calendar – Available with your year-end donation!

We have just received a limited number of 2014 calendars featuring Sen. Baker’s photographs and commentary.  For a donation of $125 or more, we are pleased to send you one of these full-color calendars in time for holiday giving, but donate now. Our office will be closing for the holidays on Dec. 20, so don’t [...]

E&E Forum – Climate Change with Bruce McCarl – Nov. 14, 2013, 3:30 – 5 pm

Dr. Bruce McCarl, Texas A&M, spoke on Climate Change on November 14 at the E&E Forum in the Baker Center.  If you missed the program, you can view the lecture here McCarl Lecture

INS Brown Bag: “Psychology of Messaging: Why Crisis Communication is Different” – Nov. 27, Noon

Please join us for November’s INS Brown Bag Luncheon. Our speaker will be Ron Edmond of ORAU, speaking on the “Psychology of Messaging: Why Crisis Communication is Different.”  To RSVP, visit this link:  INS Brown Bag

E&E Forum – “Towards a Science of Water Quality Trading” Jim Shortle, 9.26.13

View the talk here:  Shortle 9.26.13 Join us for the next Baker Center Energy and Environmental Forum, which will take place on Thursday, September 26th at 3.30 pm in Dougherty Engineering Room 416. James Shortle, Professor of Agricultural and Environmental Economics, and Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Institute, at Penn State University will give [...]

The Endangered Species Act Turns 80 (in 40 Years)— JB Ruhl 10.24.13

Thursday, Oct. 24, 3:30 – 5 pm:  Baker Forum on Energy & the Environment: Dr. JB Ruhl, Vanderbilt Law, will present a talk on The Endangered Species Act Turns 80 (in 40 Years)— What Does the Future Hold for “the Most Comprehensive Legislation for the Preservation of Endangered Species Ever Enacted by Any Nation”? You [...]

Brokaw Talks to SRO Crowd at Cox!

Tom Brokaw became the 3rd Baker Distinguished Lecturer on Nov. 13, 2013, at 1:30 pm in the Cox Auditorium.  Attendees were lined up on Middle Way Drive on a sunny, but cold day, waiting for the doors to open at 1 pm.  BDLS patrons arrived by shuttle from the Patron’s luncheon and Sen. Baker and [...]

The New Barbary Wars – Policy Brief

Dr. Brandon Prins and his co-authors assess the threat of modern day piracy in this policy brief.  The authors note that the “…collapse of the global security umbrellas characteristic of Cold War power dynamics has meant that maritime security around small, weak states virtually does not exist. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public [...]