Critics of President Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall said such a structure would lead to flooding problems for residents along the border and argue that electronic border security ...
June 5, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Refugees: Local Solutions to a Global Crisis
Kelly T. Clements, United Nations deputy high commissioner for refugees, is the featured speaker. This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Middle East, Rice University's Boniuk Institute, the City of Houston Mayor's Office of Trade and International Affairs and the Office of the UN High Commissioner on Refugees.
June 7, 2017, 6 p.m.
Special Screening of “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS”
The Baker Institute Center for the Middle East, together with National Geographic Documentary Films, hosts a special screening and discussion of “Hell on Earth: The Fall of Syria and the Rise of ISIS."
June 8, 2017, 8 a.m.
Electricity Reform in Texas: A Retrospective
The Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, together with Texas Monthly and Direct Energy, hosts a panel discussion that details the path to electricity market reform in Texas and discusses the implications for pricing at the retail level.
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.