Climate change has been linked to the recent surge in natural disturbances, such as storms, wildfires, and insect outbreaks. That’s led scientists to look at preemptive measures to mitigate the damage.
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Charles F. McMillan, nuclear physicist and director of Los Alamos National Laboratory, will give the Baker Center’s annual Distinguished Global Security Lecture on October 1 at UT. McMillan will speak on “The Timeline of Technology.” The event is free and open to the public.
UT’s Baker Center will host a talk October 3 by alumnus Bill Haltom, a Memphis lawyer and author of a newly published book about Senator Baker.
A noted scholar of Middle Eastern politics will visit UT on Thursday, September 25, to present a public lecture about Muslim Brotherhood’s role in Egyptian politics.
Two UT students will travel to Boston later this month to participate in a conference led by Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, featuring top political practitioners on bipartisan advocacy and campus political engagement.
Tuesday, September 23, is National Voter Registration Day and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and other UT organizations will be offering voter registration at several booths on campus. The Baker ambassadors and Baker Center Living and Learning Community will host a table in John C. Hodges Library, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., where students can register to vote, get absentee ballot information, and find their polling locations.
Robert Reich, former US Secretary of Labor and part of the economic transition team advisory board for President Barack Obama, will deliver the Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture on September 23 at UT.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is launching its second annual student policy challenge. Named in honor of the late senator, the Howard Baker Public Policy Challenge is open to UT undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has honored its 2014 Baker Scholars and Baker Ambassador graduates. Twelve graduating students were honored as Baker Scholars and Baker Ambassadors and for living in the Baker Living and Learning Community. The scholars were awarded a medallion to celebrate the completion of an independent research project on a policy issue.
More than 700 people paid tribute to Senator Howard H Baker Jr. on Monday on the UT campus. The alumnus and veteran died Thursday at his home in Huntsville, Tennessee. Yesterday his casket—draped in an American flag—was placed at the center of the rotunda of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy. Baker’s family gathered to greet friends, elected and appointed leaders, and many admirers throughout the day.