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Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

1640 Cumberland Ave., Knoxville, TN 37996



Upcoming Events

2023 Civic Summit Details

The Tennessee Campus Civic Summit will be held as a virtual-in-person hybrid event. The student-led summit will feature a keynote speaker, a leadership...

3/24 10:30am
Braver Angels Collegiate Debate: Should Assault Weapons Be Banned?

As part of Listen Learn Lead Week, the Institute of American Civics and Braver Angels and the UTK Speech and Debate Society are hosting a student debate –...

3/27 6pm
U.S. Representative Mark Green hosted by the Baker Center for Public Policy

U.S. Rep. Mark Green, the chair of the House Committee on Homeland Security and member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, will discuss his leadership...

3/31 9:30am
 “Oil Don’t Spoil”: ExxonMobile and the Challenges of National and Transnational Development in the Amazon Region

DESCRIPTION OF EVENT The visit of Dr. Vincent Adams to give a keynote at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in October 2022. Dr. Alexander’s lecture...

4/3 5pm

Recent Events

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Buehring, Gavin Michael

Buehring, Gavin Michael left a positive review 8/18/2020

It was great!! Provided a ton of information!!

Bindner, Moira Ann

Bindner, Moira Ann left a positive review 3/22/2018

Exceptional event

Bindner, Moira Ann

Bindner, Moira Ann left a positive review 6/19/2018

Thoughtful, insightful, and a really great event.

Elizabeth DeGeorge

DeGeorge, Betsy left a positive review 2/12/2020


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.