The overarching mission of the Baker Institute is to connect the theory and practice of public policy. Within and beyond the walls of Baker Hall, our scholars work with academics and leaders from government and business on issues as varied as the Middle East peace process, energy security and health care reform. As the institute marks its 20th anniversary, we look forward to a future that embodies Rice University’s unconventional wisdom and advances innovative solutions to policy challenges that affect the nation and the world.

Meet our Baker Institute experts.


20th Scholars - Russell Green           20th Scholars - War on Drugs



20th Scholars - ISMS



20th Scholars - ART Nate Jones           20th Scholars - Zogby



20th Scholars - HPF Election 2012



20th Scholars - AP 2012           20th Scholars - ART Ken Medlock



20th Scholars - Arab Awakening