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Faculty and Fellows

The Leadership and Governance Program is a forum for exploring democracy and promoting leadership in public service, while educating about our representative democracy. Through education, research, and student initiatives, the Baker Center works to promote a participatory democracy, public service, the principles of civility, academic undergraduate research, and leadership. These efforts are led by our staff and faculty fellows. Programs within this focus area include:

– Student Programs including Baker Ambassadors, Baker Scholars, the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center Grand Policy Challenge, and the Baker Center Washington Program.

– Student Groups including the Roosevelt Institute, Tennessee Intercollegiate State Legislature, Mock Trial, and the Forum on Science Ethics and Policy.


Research Grants

We are pleased to announce the availability of grant awards for researchers interested in conducting research centered around the career of the late Senator Howard Baker, Jr. Grants will range from $500 to $3,000 and are available to any researcher who develops an academically-sound research proposal.

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