June 7, 2018, 8:30 a.m.
Identifying, Assessing and Mitigating the Social Impact of Mexican Energy Development
A panel of experts examines the social, legal and institutional context in which Mexico's energy reform is developing. Miriam Grunstein, nonresident scholar at the institute, also offers insights and case studies on the social impact of this reform.
June 8, 2018, noon
Can Public Policy Control Rising Drug Prices?
Vivian Ho, director of the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences, explores whether drug prices will continue to rise at extraordinary rates and describes policy options to control drug price increases being recommended by policymakers, researchers and clinicians.
Dec. 12, 2018, midnight
Drawing the Line: Assessing and Analyzing the International Guidelines on Human Embryo Research
Scholars from the fields of developmental biology, philosophy, bioethics and public policy convene at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland, to assess the 14-day rule for human embryo research from various perspectives.
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 3rd among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide and 17th among U.S. think tanks, according to a 2017 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. The survey ranked the institute's Center for Energy Studies No. 1 among the world's energy- and resource-policy think tanks.