Calendar of 25th Anniversary Commemorative Events

Globe logo with 25th anniversary years

In celebration of the Baker Institute’s 25th anniversary year, the institute has organized distinguished speaker events and conferences during the spring and fall of 2018. These commemorative events highlight the institute’s major research centers and programs.

Scheduled programs are listed below and will be updated with registration information and additional event details closer to the event dates. Events are typically free to members of the Baker Institute Roundtable, although registration is required.

A full list of upcoming events is available here:

To learn more about becoming a Baker Institute member, please visit our Roundtable page or contact Assistant Director of Membership Chetna Cates at 713-348-4945 or





A Conversation with
the Honorable Robert Zoellick

March 15, 2018

Mexico Center

Presidential Elections Program Conference
with Karl Rove and David Axelrod

March 28, 2018

Presidential Elections Program

The Honorable John Kasich, Governor of Ohio

April 18, 2018

Director's Lecture Series

David Rubenstein — Bloomberg TV Interview
with Sec. James A. Baker, III

May 17, 2018


Vint Cerf, Internet Pioneer and Vice President at Google

September 13, 2018

Science and Technology Policy Program

Conference on the Persian Gulf

September 2018

Middle East/Energy Studies

Conference on Israel and Palestine
(in Washington, D.C.)

September 2018

Center for the Middle East

Baker Botts 2nd Annual Energy Conference

October 11, 2018

Center for Energy Studies

Thomas Friedman, New York Times Columnist

October 15, 2018

Director's Lecture Series

Tracking the Challenges and Achievements of Industrialized Countries with Universal Health Care

October 16, 2018

Center for Health and Biosciences

North American Secretaries of Commerce

October 18, 2018

Mexico/Public Finance

International Space Medicine Summit

October 25-27, 2018

Space Policy Program

Panel on the Role of Think Tanks

November 2018

Director's Lecture Series

Prospects for Universal Health Coverage
in the U.S.

November 2018

Center for Health and Biosciences

25th Anniversary Gala

November 2018


Prospects for Economic Growth Conference 
with Martin Feldstein

December 6-7, 2018

Center for Public Finance