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Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series: Shaping Your Policy Positions in Public Office

The Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series was exclusive to members of the Roundtable Young Professionals and was held once per month through May 2021. Each event in the series featured a conversation about public policy fundamentals, practical information on working in the public policy sphere, and the charge and impact of the Baker Institute itself.

At this event, Mark P. Jones, fellow in political science, and Edward M. Emmett, fellow in energy and transportation policy and former county judge of Harris County, Texas, discussed strategies for responsibly formulating policy positions while in public office. Following their discussion, attendees were invited to an interactive Q&A session.

The Baker Institute thanks Haydeh and Ali Davoudi for supporting these important conversations. Click here for a list of other webinars in the series.

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8:30 a.m.  — Presentation
9:00 a.m. — Q&A


Members of the Roundtable Young Professionals received complimentary admission with the link in their email invitation. For more information about RYP membership, please contact Morgan Garvey at 713-348-8087 or


Mark P. Jones, Ph.D.
Fellow in Political Science, Baker Institute;  Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies, Rice University

Edward M. Emmett

Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Baker Institute; former County Judge, Harris County, Texas




Fri, March 26, 2021
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar