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 [...]

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, [...]

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. [...]

2/27/14- Energy & Environment Forum: Rob McDonald, “Water on an Urban Planet”

Water on an Urban Planet: urbanization, drinking water, and source watershed conservation  is the title of the talk to be given by Rob McDonald of the Nature Conservancy on Thursday, Feb. 27, 3:30-5:00 pm, the Toyota Auditorium. The Baker Center Energy and Environment Forum is an opportunity for academics to share their research findings to [...]

Report from Electric Vehicles Readiness Project Available Online!

On May 1, 2013, the Baker Center hosted a Department of Energy – Clean Cities  conference.  The report on the Technical Review of Clean Cities’ Electric Vehicle Community Readiness Projects is now available here EV Report White Paper 2013 Thanks to our sponsors and authors, we hope this report will aid others in integrating electric vehicles [...]

Baker Ambassadors Represent UT Baker Center at Harvard Conference

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! 

Become a BDLS Patron – Only $250 for Two Lectures!

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 [...]

ATTN UT Students! First Baker Center Policy Challenge: Equip the Strip – Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013

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 [...]