Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy News

Baker Center Announces Newest Class of Scholars

UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has added 14 new Baker Scholars to its program, bringing the total number to 30. “This select group of students have an academic and career interest in public policy and government,” said Nissa Dahlin-Brown, associate director of the Baker Center. “It is a unique experience for undergraduates to be able to target an issue they are passionate about; research it; and discover ideas, solutions, and unintended consequences.”

Baker Center to Screen Best of Enemies October 25

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy and its School of Journalism and Electronic Media have partnered with East Tennessee PBS to present a screening of the documentary Best of Enemies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 25. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place in the Baker Center’s Toyota Auditorium.

Tuesday is Deadline to Register to Vote; Baker Center to Host Early Voting October 31 – November 4

Tomorrow is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. For more information about registering to vote, visit Early voting begins October 19 and continues through November 3. The general election is set for November 8. The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will host early voting for all Knox County registered

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Baker Center to Host Arab American Institute Co-Founder, Bernie Sanders Advisor

Dr. James Zogby of the Arab American Institute.  January 31, 2008.  Photo by Diego M. Radzinschi/LEGAL TIMES.

James Zogby, an expert on the Middle East and adviser to former presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Tuesday, October 11. Zogby will deliver the Distinguished Global Security Lecture at 5:30 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium of the Baker Center. The title of his talk is “The US and the Middle East: How We Got into This Mess and What We Can Do about It.” The event is free and open to the public.

Five Professors Named Fulbright Scholars for 2016–17 Academic Year

Four UT professors are serving as Fulbright Scholars this academic year—Micah Beck, Sarah Eldridge, Krista Wiegand, and Songning Zhang. Funded by the US government, Fulbright Scholars are chosen based on their leadership and their abilities to teach, conduct research and contribute to solutions for shared international concerns.

Baker Center Report: Consumers Benefit from Fuel-Efficient Vehicles

David Greene, senior fellow at UT's Baker Center.

Consumers at all income levels have benefited from improvements that have made vehicles more fuel efficient. That’s the finding of a study recently published by David Greene, a senior fellow at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, and Jilleah Welch, Baker Center research associate.

Baker Center Announces October 2016 Lectures and Public Events

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has released its schedule of events for October. The first event is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, October 4, with Rich Pacelle, director of the political science department, presenting a talk titled “Forty More Years: The Making of the Clinton/Trump Court.”

Baker Center Paper: Better Accounting Will Help Reduce Carbon Emissions

Jacob LaRiviere, Baker Center Fellow at UT and senior researcher at Microsoft.

Jacob LaRiviere, a Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Fellow and adjunct professor at UT, and senior researcher at Microsoft, has released a policy brief on reducing carbon emissions through the use of a better accounting method that quantifies the impacts of renewable energy produced in different locations on the power grid. Society’s

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