March 29, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Special Screening of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk”
The Baker Institute Roundtable Young Professionals, together with the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, presents a special screening of Ang Lee's latest film "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," based on the novel by Ben Fountain.
March 30, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Israel, Syria and The Larger Middle East: From Rabin to the Present
Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich provides new insights into Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s relationships with world leaders, his peace policy toward Syria and the Palestinians, and the repercussions of his death for Israeli politics, with a book signing following the lecture.
April 3, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
The Will to Lead: America’s Indispensable Role in the Global Fight for Freedom
H.E. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO secretary general and former prime minister of Denmark, discusses his latest book and proposes a plan for the U.S. and nations around the world to join together and overcome tyranny. Book signing to follow.
Founded in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks 4th among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide and 17th among U.S. think tanks, according to a 2016 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The institute's Center for Energy Studies is ranked No. 2 among the world’s energy- and resource-policy think tanks, making it the No. 1 such think tank in the United States, according to the survey.