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The Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy regularly holds events pertaining to the Center’s three areas of focus: Energy & Environment, Global Security, and Leadership & Government.

We at the Baker Center hope to see you at one of our exciting and informative events in the near future!

 

FALL 2017 UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Oct 11-Karl Dean

Leading Tennessee Forward: Karl Dean

Wednesday, October 11, 2017, 5:00 pm

Baker Center in the Toyota Auditorium

As part of the Leadership and Governance Series, The Baker Center will host one of the gubernatorial candidates, Karl Dean, on Wednesday, October 11 from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.

Mr. Karl Dean is an attorney and politician who served as the sixth mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County.

Please join us in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium as Karl Dean speaks to students, faculty, and the community about his approach toward leadership and governance.

This event is free and open to the public.

The University of Tennessee does not support or oppose any of the candidates running for governor. All candidates have been invited to participate in the lecture series.

 

Oct 17-Bill LeeLeading Tennessee Forward: Bill Lee

Tuesday, October 17, 2017, 6:00 pm

Baker Center in the Toyota Auditorium

As part of the Leadership & Governance series, The Baker Center will host the gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee on Tuesday, October 17 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm.

Mr. Bill Lee, is the chairman and former CEO of Franklin-based Lee Co. and is a 2018 candidate for Tennessee Governor.

Please join us in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium as Bill Lee speaks to students, faculty, and the community about his approach toward leadership and governance. This event is free and open to the public

The University of Tennessee does not support or oppose any of the candidates running for governor. All candidates have been invited to participate in the lecture series.

 

Oct. 19-HannaThe Evolving Lines of Conflict in the Post-ISIS Middle East by Michael Hanna

Thursday, October 19, 2017, 6:00 pm

Baker Center in the Toyota Auditorium

Michael Wahid Hanna is a Senior Fellow at The Century Foundation and an adjunct senior fellow at the Center on Law and Security at New York University School of Law. Hanna works on issues of international security, international law, and U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and South Asia.

Please join us in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium as Dr. Michael Hanna speaks on “The Evolving Lines of Conflict in the Post-ISIS Middle East.”

 

 

 

Leading Tennessee Forward: Randy Boyd

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, 4:00 pm

Baker Center in the Toyota Auditorium

As part of the Leadership & Governance series, The Baker Center will host the gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd on Wednesday, October 25 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm.

Randy Boyd is a businessman. For twenty-five years, he has run his company, Radio Systems Corporation. He also served in Governor Bill Haslam’s administration as an unpaid advisor on education.

Please join us in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium as Randy Boyd speaks to students, faculty, and the community about his approach toward leadership and governance. This event is free and open to the public

The University of Tennessee does not support or oppose any of the candidates running for governor. All candidates have been invited to participate in the lecture series.

 

Oct. 26--Michael BlumEnergy and Environment Forum: After the Flood: The Socioecology of Rodent-Borne Disease Risk in Post-Katrina New Orleans by Michael Blum

Thursday, October 26, 1:00-2:30 pm

Baker Center in the Toyota Auditorium

On Thursday, October 26 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Mike Blum will be giving a talk on his research as a part of The Baker Center’s Energy and Environment Forum.

Dr. Michael Blum is an associate professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

From 2012 to 2017, Blum directed the Tulane-Xavier Center for Bioenvironmental Research, conducting research on the socioecology of disasters and infectious disease; coastal protection and restoration; and conservation and management of freshwater resources on oceanic islands.

Blum will speak on the socioecology of rodent-borne disease risk in post-Katrina New Orleans.

Please join us in The Baker Center Toyota Auditorium as we hear from Dr. Blum and his research regarding socioecology in present-day New Orleans.


PREVIOUS EVENTS

Below is a list of events held in Fall 2017, and a more extensive list of all events in our history can be found here. Included below most events is a link to watch the event online.


 

Energy & Environment Forum with Dr. Tony Clevenger, “On The Changing Landscape of Transportation: Designing Roads for Wildlife Conservation”, Sept. 28, 2017, 1:00 to 2:30 pm [Link to event]

Ashe Lecture with US Ambassador James Knight on, “Central Africa and International Terrorism”, Sept. 27, 2017, 4:30 to 5:30 pm [Link to event]

Baker Distinguished Lecture on Leadership with Peyton Manning, Sept. 22, 2017, 4:45 to 6:00 pm

“Constitution Day! I Have A Right To…” Panel Discussion with Prof. Dwight Aarons, College of Law, Prof. Joan Heminway, and Prof. Bill Mercer, and Prof. John Scheb as moderator, Sept. 18, 2017, 4-5 pm

Open House: Meet Us. Learn More. Get Involved., Sept. 6, 2017, 4-6 pm

Ice Cream Social for Students, August 23, 2017, 5 pm


Below is a list of events held in Spring 2017, and a more extensive list of all events in our history can be found here. Included below most events is a link to watch the event online.


 

Senior Recognition Ceremony, May 10, 2017

Student teams present their policy solutions to win cash prizes!, April 23, 2017, 1:30 pm

Distinguished Global Security Lecture:  US – Turkey Relationship: A Troubled Alliance? Dr. Bulent Aliriza, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington DC, April 19, 2017, 3 pm [Link to event]

Baker Café: Climate Change & Social Justice,  Lisa Reyes Mason, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work, April 18, 2017, 1 pm

Ashe Lecture: Poland and the World,  Ambassador Pitor Wilczek is Polish Ambassador to the United States, April 12, 2017, 5:30 [Link to event]

Presidents, Kings & Convicts (brown bag lunch and book signing), Bob Clement, former US Congressman (1988-2003), President of Cumberland University and son of former Gov. Frank Clement, April 11, 2017, 12:30 pm [Link to event]

Energy & Environment Distinguished Lecture:  Michelle Bell, Mary E. Pinchot Professor of Environmental Health, Yale University, April 10, 2017, 5:30 pm [Link to event]

Energy & Environment Forum: Caela O’Connell, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Tennessee, April 6, 2017

Global Security Lecture:  Dr. George Varughese, The Asia Foundation, Nepal, March 27, 2017 [Link to event]

Baker Café: Visions of Mars,  Rachel Kronyak, doctoral student in Geology,  March 8, 2017, 3:30 pm

Global Security Lecture: Thomas Gillespie, Professor, Department of Geography, UCLA, Global Security Lecture, March 2, 2017 [Link to event]

The Last Lecture: Dr. Jimmy Cheek, UT Chancellor Emeritus, held in partnership with UT Mortar Board, February 27, 2017, 5:30 pm [Link to event]

Leadership & Governance Panel: The First Amendment on Campus, Jeffrey Rosen, National Constitution Center; David Reidy, Philosophy, Bonnie Ownley, Faculty Senate; John Haas, Communications; Cynthia Polk-Johnson, Student Life; student representatives and others, February 27, 1:15-2:45 pm [Link to event]

Energy & Environment Forum: Andrew Light, University Professor of Philosophy, Public Policy, and Atmospheric Sciences, and Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at George Mason University, February 24, 2017 [Link to event]

Energy & Environment Forum: Gary Parker, W. H. Johnson Professor of Geology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, February 23, 2017 [Link to event]

Institute for Nuclear Security: CYBER Brown Bag lunch, Louis Kuykendall, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation & the Fusion Center, jointly held with Cyber & Information Security Consortium, February 17, 2017, Noon [Link to event]

Baker Café: Crisis in South Sudan: Democracy, Mass Killings, and the International Response, Eric Keels. Baker Center Post-doctoral Fellow, Global Security, February 1, 2017, 5:30 pm

Baker Café: Human Trafficking: Too Close to Home, Anita Vorhees, Baker Center Student, February 2, 2017, 12:30 pm, Link to event

Presidential Inauguration Viewing – Toyota Auditorium, January 20, 2017

Info Session and Orientation, January 18, 2017, 12:15 pm

Energy & Environment Forum:  Alternative Fuel Vehicles and the Future of the Global Energy System, David McCollum, Baker Fellow, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria, January 12, 2017 [Link to event]

All past Baker Center events can be found HERE.

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