Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy News

Baker Center Releases Paper on Future of Roadway Funding


Tennessee spends less on a per capita basis than almost any other state on its highways and roads yet enjoys roadways that are better than those in most states. But according to a new paper produced by researchers at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, roadway quality is now at risk unless new funding is found.

Lesson Inspires Students to Organize Human Trafficking Awareness Event


A class discussion about an enslaved African prince in the 1600s has inspired a group of UT undergraduate students to help stop modern-day human trafficking. The inaugural Human Trafficking on Rocky Top event will be held at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 17, in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center. It is free and open to the public. Local experts will speak and an involvement fair will follow the presentation.

Baker Center Becomes Diplomacy Lab Partner with US Department of State


The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy has been selected as a partner in the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomacy Lab program. The Diplomacy Lab helps the State Department broaden its research base and more effectively respond to a variety of global challenges.

UT Launches International Journal of Nuclear Security

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The International Journal of Nuclear Security, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes scholarly articles and research related to all aspects of nuclear security, is now available online and free to the public.

Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker to Speak at Baker Center

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Former NATO Ambassador Kurt Volker—a leading expert in US foreign and national security policy—will speak at UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 25, at as part of the Ashe Distinguished Lecture Series.