The University of Tennessee, KnoxvilleThe Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy

Archived Events

  • April 23, 2014 – Todd Purdum & John Stewart – The Civil Rights Act of 1964!

    Todd Purdum has written An Idea Whose Time Has Come:  Two Presidents, Two Parties, and the Battle for the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  His book examines this landmark legislation and one of Knoxville’s own, John Stewart, played a part in it. Purdum, is a senior writer at POLITICO and contributing editor at Vanity Fair.  He [...]

  • 04/08/14 – Eugene P. Wigner Distinguished Lecture Series in Science, Technology, and Policy

    You can watch this presentation here  Barret.archived.2014 Craig Barrett, former Chairman of the Board for Intel corporation, will present on Tuesday, April 8 at 10 a.m. on “Economic Competitiveness in the 21st Century.” This presentation will be webcast live from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center Toyota Auditorium. Dr. [...]

  • Baker Cafe – David Greene 3.27.14

    A stimulating discussion about electric vehicles was had on March 27, 2014 at our third Baker Cafe.  This one featured Dr. David Greene and the group was split between students and community members, including two who brought their electric cars  – a converted Jeep and a Tesla.  View a short segment here Greene on Policy clip [...]

  • Archival Links for Sen. Howard H. Baker, Jr.

    In addition to the many events we hold at the Baker Center, we also want to share with you the many honors paid to Sen. Baker, articles written about him, and share his words of wisdom.  We hope you enjoy. “On Herding Cats” Sen. Baker speaks to the US Senate, 1998 Century of Service – [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Archived Event Videos 2004-2010

    Explore the many programs we have hosted since 2004 -2010 HERE  Enjoy talks by Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) Supreme Court Justice (2008), Iraq & the Embedded Journalists (2004), Campaign 101 (how to run for local office) and much more!