Founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian emphasizes the Baker Institute"s commitment to education in an op-ed to the Sept. 10, 2010, edition of the Rice Thresher, Rice University"s student-run newspaper. As students begin on the 2010-2011 academic year, Djerejian writes, they can take advantage of classes taught by institute fellows and scholars, as well as various internship opportunities and the Baker Institute Student Forum.