Baker Center News

UT-ORNL Expert to Discuss Cyberspace Insecurity Risks, Precautions

Stacy Prowell, UT associate professor and chief cybersecurity research scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will speak about computer network security on Oct. 19 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville. Prowell’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium.

Baker Center, Philosophy Dept. Partner on Climate Change Series

The ethics of climate change will be the theme of several events that kick off later this month. The events, which include two book discussion sessions and a public lecture by the author, are being sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and the Department of Philosophy at UT Knoxville.

Haslam, McWherter to Debate on Thursday at UT Knoxville

Gubernatorial candidates Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter will debate on Thursday, Oct. 7, at UT Knoxville. Sponsored by WBIR, the News Sentinel and UT and its Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the debate begins at 8 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UT Knoxville campus. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Noted Economist to Give Inaugural Mayhew Honors Lecture at UT on Oct. 5

James K. Galbraith, an economist and frequent contributor to a number of national publications, will give the inaugural Anne Mayhew Distinguished Honors Lecture on Oct. 5 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium in the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, 1640 Cumberland Ave.

Haslam, McWherter to Debate on Oct. 7 at UT Knoxville

Gubernatorial candidates Bill Haslam and Mike McWherter will debate on Thursday, Oct. 7, at UT Knoxville. Sponsored by WBIR, the News Sentinel and UT and its Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, the debate begins at 8 p.m. in the Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the UT Knoxville campus.

Baker Center Helps Host U.S.-European Summit

UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is working with the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C., to host the U.S.-European Summit on Science, Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Economic Growth.

Baker Center Program to Focus on Need for ‘Economic Literacy’

To have a meaningful discussion about the major economic problems facing our country you first need to a solid understanding of those problems. Sherry Kasper, professor of economics at Maryville College and visiting fellow at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, will provide “federal budget 101″ on Tuesday, Sept. 21, during a presentation at the Baker Center at UT Knoxville.

Former Florida Governor, U.S. Sen. Bob Graham to Speak at UT on Friday

Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will speak Friday evening at a public event at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Graham’s talk, part of the Baker Center’s Global Security Distinguished Lecture Series, begins at 7 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

UT to Host Tennessee Campus Compact’s Second Annual Conference

Former Florida Gov. and U.S. Sen. Bob Graham will be a featured speaker on the Tennessee Campus Compact (TNCC) conference to be held Thursday through Friday at UT Knoxville. The theme of this conference is “Service Learning in Higher Education: Faculty Roles and Rewards.”

Baker Center to Host Discussion of Health Care Reform

“What the Health Care Reform Law Means to You,” a panel discussion on health care reform law, will be held Aug. 31 at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Panelists will provide an overview of recently passed national health care reform law, outline key provisions of the reform law and review the implementation timeline.