April 26 – Baker Center Luncheon, Amb. Thomas Graham – “Unending Crisis”

Join us for lunch and hear from Ambassador Thomas Graham about his new book, Unending Crisis.  The book discusses foreign policy following the events of 9/11.  A book signing will follow lunch.  The cost is $15/person.  Call 974-0931 to register or bakercenter@utk.edu   Deadline to register is April 24, 2012. A webcast of the event [...]

4.4.12 @ 5 pm – Amb. Graham to Share Experiences with Students

All Students Welcome! A Conversation with Ambassador Thomas Graham Diplomat, Treaty Negotiator & Nuclear Arms Expert Wednesday April 4, 2012, 5:00 pm Toyota Auditorium Howard Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy   Ambassador Thomas Graham will discuss his career and his work in nuclear nonproliferation and treaty negotiations in a special event for students.  Ambassador [...]

View this interesting talk from Nov. 18 — North Korea and Iran: Challenging the Nuclear Order

On November 18, 2011, at 7 pm in the Toyota Auditorium, the Global Security Program at the Howard H. Baker Jr Center for Public Policy hosted  Dr. Siegfried Hecker.  Dr. Hecker is a former director of Los Alamos Lab and presently at Stanford University.  He spoke to an audience of students and community residents about [...]

10.26.11 – Romanian Ambassador to the U.S. – Romanian Security Cooperation and Shared Issues

Romania’s Ambassador to the US,  Ambassador Adrian Cosmin Vierita spoke to a group of students and community residents about the relationship between the US and Romania.   The ambassador was a guest of Dr. Peter Gross, Professor in the UT School of Journalism and Electronic Media.  A reception followed sponsored by the School of Journalism [...]

21st Century Nuclear Challenges – Amb. Linton Brooks, Sept. 19, 2011, 6 pm

You can listen to a webcast of this event here: http://tinyurl.com/69efcmd Join us for Ambassador Linton Brooks’ talk on 21st Century Nuclear Challenges on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 6 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium. Despite the nuclear programs of rogue states Iran and North Korea, the threat of nuclear terrorism, increasing numbers of nuclear [...]

Panel Discussion: Japan Nuclear Reactor Accident

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck the northeast coast of Japan, followed by a roughly 10-meter tsunami. A panel of experts will discuss the earthquake- and tsunami-caused nuclear reactor accident(s) at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

The Negotiation of the New START Treaty

Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. will discuss the New START treaty, which began in the Spring of 2009 following the Summit meeting between Presidents Obama and Medvedev. Taking nearly a year to complete, it was signed by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in April, and was passed by the Senate on December 22nd, 2010 by a vote of 71-25.

Stacy Prowell, Insecurity in Cyberspace

Stacy Prowell, Chief Cyber Security Research Scientist at ORNL, will speak at the Baker Center on Insecurity in Cyberspace.

Global Security Distinguished Lecture Series

Bob Graham, former Florida governor, U.S. senator, and author, will discuss national security issues and his book Intelligence Matters.

Nuclear Security

Howard Hall, nuclear chemist and national security expert, discusses the likelihood of and possible responses to a nuclear attack or accident in the United States.