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.
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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.”
“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.
The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville has partnered with the Knox County Election Commission and Pyxl, a marketing firm, to recruit at least 200 college students in the Knoxville area to serve as poll workers for the Nov. 2 federal election in Knox County.
UT Knoxville’s Howard H. Baker Center for Public Policy will host a gubernatorial debate on Oct. 7 in partnership with WBIR-TV Channel 10. The debate will begin at 8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7 in the Cox Auditorium of Alumni Memorial Hall.
An event about civility in government which was to feature Sen. Howard Baker, Gov. Phil Bredesen and others on Thursday in Kingsport has been postponed. The event will be rescheduled at a later date.
Sen. Howard Baker, Gov. Phil Bredesen, former Gov. Winfield Dunn and Eastman Chemical Co. CEO James Rogers will be the panelists at an Aug. 12 event about civility in government. The event, to be held in Kingsport, is hosted in part by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.
Carl Pierce, interim director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville since June 1, 2009, has been named the center’s director. Pierce will report to the UT Knoxville chancellor and lead the Baker Center as it works closely with Sen. Baker, UT deans and faculty, and with Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
UT Knoxville will play a key role in supplying poll workers for the November election, thanks to a grant from the United States Election Assistance Commission. UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy was one of just 15 recipients to receive funding to train as many as 200 students to serve as poll workers for the Nov. 2 federal election in Knox County.
Doctors and health care administrators are invited to a June 15 dinner program on the opportunities and challenges resulting from federal health care reform legislation. The program will be held at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at UT Knoxville.