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Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996



Upcoming Events

What Can We Do About Asian Carp?

In this Baker Cafe, Dr. Charles Sims, Director of Energy & Environment at the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy will focus on the introduction,...

1/24 10:10am
East Tennessee Newsmakers: Where Are They Now?

Join the School of Journalism & Electronic Media and the Howard Baker Center in welcoming Georgiana Vines, retired associate editor of the Knoxville News...

2/4 11:30am
Austin Channing Brown, author of  I'm Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

The UT College of Social Work Social Justice Innovation Initiative is sponsoring an evening with Austin Channing Brown. She will offer insights based on her...

2/13 6pm
TN Civic Summit

Do you want to learn about how to improve voter education, registration and participation on your campus? Register a delegation for TN's Statewide Campus...

2/28 9am

Recent Events

Recent Activity

Morris, Bethany Margaret

Morris, Bethany Margaret left a positive review 10/9/2019

The speaker was very engaging and well prepared. My one criticism is that the talk didn't address the title topic "Ending Extreme Poverty without Endangering Ecosystems". Based on the research presented (which was very limited in the field) the connection between poverty alleviation and ecosystem destruction isn't clearly understood. It is known almost inherently but not truly quantified.

Hector, Judith Ellen

Hector, Judith Ellen left a positive review 9/11/2019

Engaging and thoroughly enjoyable. The presentation and then polling using Kahoots was very informative. I thought the film, Die goettliche Ordnung, was super at depicting the 1970's in Switzerland and had a number of moments of humor.

Burgin, Noah Emerson

Burgin, Noah Emerson left a positive review 4/18/2019

The seminar started off very slow and Dr. Christensen said “uh” in between almost every other word, but once the presentation got going he got into his rhythm (I guess) and was much more engaging. The data presented was very concerning and interesting.

Mason, Samantha Sue

Mason, Samantha Sue left a positive review 2/5/2019

This presentation was very informative. A tough but necessary subject to go over. Was happy to see so many men and women attend. It was suprising to hear some of the statistics and am glad to know that this issue has been taken seriously.

Mcdowell, Madison Kay

Mcdowell, Madison Kay left a positive review 2/5/2019

Very informative and interesting

Kobes, Grant Austin

Kobes, Grant Austin left a positive review 9/25/2018

It was fantastic

Blaylock, Kim

Blaylock, Kim left a positive review 9/6/2018

The presentation was very enlightening, and the speaker did a great job presenting the information. The only think I would change for similar future events in that room is to somehow make what is projected on the big screen more visible by turning down the lights more.

Thanks to the School of Social Work for providing this opportunity to stay current on matters involving race relations.

Finney, Timothy Wayne

Finney, Timothy Wayne left a positive review 4/20/2018

It was great!

Turpin, Blake

Turpin, Blake left a positive review 2/7/2018

Great speaker and topic! Amazing to have someone with his experience and insight at the university!