Partner with the Baker Institute

Corporations benefit from the research and recommendations generated by the Baker Institute and can get involved by sponsoring individual research projects, programs and lecture series. Other opportunities to support the Baker Institute include general donations, endowments, major gifts and membership in our policy forums.

For information about project- and program-specific sponsorships, please contact the Baker Institute development office at or click here.

Policy Forums

Energy Forum

The Energy Forum promotes discussion and research on energy-related challenges in the 21st century. Members of the forum represent key stakeholders from leading corporations. Recent topics of research have included global energy geopolitics, energy forecasting, OPEC, alternative energy sources and energy demand trends. 

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U.S. Mexico Forum

The Center for the United States and Mexico develops pragmatic approaches to issues of concern on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Membership in the U.S.-Mexico Forum supports the center's policy research activities, and gives members access to fellows and exclusive insight into major developments in Mexico’s economy, politics and society.

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Corporate Lecture Series

The ability of the Baker Institute to attract world leaders to the Rice University campus, in combination with generous corporate support, has helped make the institute one of the nation’s most widely recognized and respected public policy think tanks.

The Shell Distinguished Lecture Series, for instance, brings the world's most important decision-makers to the Baker Institute's audience of senior policymakers, industry leaders, students, scholars and the media.