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!
SPRING 2018 UPCOMING EVENTS
The Center will host a Spring 2018 workshop to support faculty who want to pursue private foundation funding.
The workshop will be held in partnership with the University’s Office of Research and Engagement and the Office of Corporate and Foundation Engagement. Staff from these offices will assist in identifying potential private foundation funders for your project and with proposal writing.
To participate in the workshop, faculty must submit a short application by Monday, Dec. 4 at 5 pm est. Project proposals may be from any discipline and participation is open to all UTK and UTIA faculty.
The Howard Baker Grand Policy Challenge (HBGPC) is a challenging, fun, educational research program that requires a semester-long commitment.
Winners will be chosen by a team of experts and will receive cash prizes to further their proposed policy solutions as follows: Grand prize = $3,000 and two runner-ups = $1,000 each.
To learn more, visit the link on our website here.
Must register online by noon on January 19, 2018
“Trace Impressions of Being: Loss, Change, and Wonder in the Fuegian Archipelago” by Dr. Laura Ogden.
February 1, 2018 from 1:00-2:30 pm in the Toyota Auditorium
This will be the first of our Energy and Environmental Lecture Series this semester and we look forward to another successful lecture series. Dr. Laura Ogden, an associate professor of anthropology at Dartmouth College, has conducted ethnographic research in the Florida Everglades and with urban communities in the United States.
This lecture will focus on her current work on her long-term research project in Tierra del Fuego, Chile. We hope anyone who wishes to come can join us.
Ashe Lecture Series Presents: “Being Muslim Today: Building Bridges in an Age of Uncertainty” by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
February 7, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Toyota Auditorium
The Baker Center’s Ashe Lecture Series for Spring 2018 will feature Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, a film producer, award-winning author, and the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University.
The focus of his talk will be about the current state of Muslim’s in society. His forthcoming book, “Journey into Europe”, deals with this topic as well. We hope anyone who wishes to attend will take advantage of this unique opportunity.
“Dam Removal and Reoperation in an Age of Complex Hydrosystems” by Dr. Desiree Tullos
February 15, 2018 from 1:00-2:00 pm in the Toyota Auditorium
The Baker Center welcomes Dr. Desiree Tullos as a featured lecturer in our Energy and Environmental Lecture Series. Dr. Tullos will be presenting her research on the interaction between river engineering and the physical and biological processes of rivers.
Dr. Tullos is a professor in the Biological and Ecological Engineering Department at Oregon State University. We hope everyone who wishes to can join us for this insightful lecture.
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.
#Multi-tasking in the Age of Trump and Twitter Panel Discussion featuring Bryan Lanza, Jonathan Martin, and Mark Braden (moderator)
“Leading Tennessee Forward” Leadership and Governance Lecture Series:
Global Security Lecture Series:
Michael Hanna on “The Evolving Lines of Conflict in the Post-ISIS Middle East“
Energy & Environment Forum:
Spencer Meyer on “How Public Policy Nudges Helped Conserve the Private Landscape: Historic Trends and a Bold Future for the New England Landscape”
Michael Blum on “After The Flood: The Socioecology of Rodent-Borne Disease Risk in Post-Katrina New Orleans”
Tony Clevenger on “The Changing Landscape of Transportation: Designing Roads for Wildlife Conservation”
Baker Distinguished Lecture with Peyton Manning on Leadership
“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
Open House: Meet Us. Learn More. Get Involved.
Ice Cream Social for Students.
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.