We are working closely with Rice University to monitor the continued impact of Covid-19 on our community. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. All gatherings at Baker Hall through April 30 have been canceled. A current list of scheduled online events is available at bakerinstitute.org/events and will be updated with new webcasts and webinars. Please refer to emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus for additional information and updates.

Baker Institute Student Forum -- Spring Debate: Contraception Coverage and Religious Freedom

This spring, the Obama administration"s put religious freedom, women"s rights and government-regulated health care at the center of public discourse when it required religiously affiliated organizations to provide health care coverage that included contraception -- regardless of whether it is against a group"s stated moral beliefs. To discuss the policy implications of this decision, the Baker Institute Student Forum (BISF) is hosting a debate featuring students from the Rice Conservative Forum and the Rice University Young Democrats. The event is the spring 2012 installment in a series of student debates hosted by BISF.

Dinner will be served at 5:30 pm, and discussion will begin at 6:00 pm.

RSVP by sending your name to bisf@rice.edu.


Rice University Young Democrats:

Angela Guo -- Sophomore, Will Rice
Rahul Rekhi -- Junior, Sid Rich
Neeraj Salhotra -- Junior, Sid Rich
Tara Slough -- Senior, McMurtry

Rice Conservative Forum

James Dargan -- Sophomore, Wiess
Tim Kuhnen -- Sophomore, McMurtry
Anthony Lauriello -- Senior, Wiess
Rohini Sigireddi -- Senior, Wiess



Tue, April 3, 2012
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago