The James A. Baker III Chair in the Rule of Law and World Affairs at The University of Texas Law School brings to the UT campus public figures who have done significant work at the intersection of international policy and the law. 

During an introduction for a recent speaker -- U.S. Sen. John Kerry -- Baker Institute honorary chair James A. Baker, III, noted that the Massachusetts Democrat flew to Texas, "this very, very red state ... only four days before Election Day ... in the spirit of bipartisanship that has marked his 26 years in the United States Senate, a spirit of bipartisanship that is sorely lacking in most of Washington today."

Watch the Nov. 2, 2012, video above for the full introduction and Kerry"s lecture on promoting the rule of law in the Middle East at a time of transition; Iran and the utility of multilateral sanctions; and the role of treaties in keeping Americans safe and America secure.