Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy News

Baker Center to Host Environmental Historian Bart Elmore Thursday

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What can the history of Coca-Cola teach us about building an environmentally sustainable economy? Historian Bart Elmore will answer that question in a lecture from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, February 11, at the Baker Center as part of the Energy and Environmental Forum.

Baker Center Issues Public Policy Challenge to Students

UT students will have the opportunity to make an impact on real-world issues through the use of public policy, research and teamwork thanks to a program from the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy.

Policy Brief Addresses Paris Climate Change Talks

A new policy brief released this week from UT’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy addresses the international climate negotiations that took place in Paris in December 2015.

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.