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Baker Distinguished Lecture Series

The Baker Distinguished Lecture Series (BDLS) was established in 2012 to recognize the contributions of notable individuals and promote the values of Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., whose longstanding commitment to honorable public service has made an indelible mark on US history. The BDLS serves as a biannual forum in which guest speakers of national prominence are invited to speak on matters relevant in today’s society.

Since 2013, we have hosted:

Senator George Mitchell, D-ME

Secretary Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education

Tom Brokaw, Journalist and author

Secretary John Snow, Secretary of the Treasury

The BDLS is supported by private donations and corporate sponsorships. For information on how to support the BDLS, contact Dr. Katie Cahill at 865-974-0931 or


Contact Dr. Katie Cahill at 865-974-0931 or

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