Rice University's Baker Institute holds a wide range of events throughout the year. The institute offers conferences, position papers and research on issues ranging from the conflicts in the Middle East to energy, tax and health care policy.
Many events are open to the public, while others are by invitation only. The news media are at times invited to otherwise closed events.
The Baker Institute is equipped with its own production studio, including a satellite link and an ISDN line, to accommodate interview requests from the national and international broadcast news media.
Reporters and producers who want to request an interview with Baker Institute director Edward P. Djerejian or any of the Baker Institute fellows should contact Jeff Falk, our representative in Rice University's Office of News and Media Relations. Please note that media requests for Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, should be directed to his law office, Baker Botts L.L.P., at 713.229.1306.
News media can park in the underground Central Campus Garage at McNair Hall, located off Laboratory/Loop Road. McNair Hall houses the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management and is directly across the plaza leading to the Baker Institute's front entrance. National and local TV crews with satellite trucks or heavy equipment should contact Jeff Falk at 713.348.6775 for alternate parking sites.
Once at the Baker Institute, reporters should check in at the media desk.
The Baker Institute is located on the campus of Rice University. Enter the campus at entrance gate #20 off Rice Boulevard at Kent. Head south and turn west at the second stop sign onto Laboratory/Loop Road to access the Central Campus Garage under the Jones School. If proceeding to the Baker Institute by truck, continue on Loop Road and turn south at the stop sign, passing the Shepherd School. At the next stop sign, turn left heading east on College Way. The Baker Institute is the second building on the left past the Shepherd School. For more information, please view our contact page.