May 23, 2018, 8 a.m.
Drawing the Line: Ethical, Policy and Scientific Perspectives on U.S. Embryo Research
Scientists, policy scholars and ethicists present preliminary research on the 14-day limit on human embryo research from scientific, policy and ethical perspectives.
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.
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.