Leading academics, political experts and journalists from around the country gathered at Rice’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Dec. 9 to explore the state of the 2020 presidential campaign season and what lies ahead.
Fellow Marwa Shalaby serves on the advisory committee for an international conference on gender and politics that will be held Oct. 24-26, 2017, in Ouarzazate, Morocco. "Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization" is hosted and organized by the polydisciplinary faculty of Ibn Zohr University in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For registration and other information, click here.
On March 10, the Baker Institute Center for the Middle East brought together regional and international scholars to discuss the role played by national, ethnic and religious identity in the politics of the region.
Timothy Caulfield, international health policy scholar and author of “The Cure for Everything,” will examine what the emerging evidence tells us about the influence of popular culture on beliefs about health, well-being and science.
In the United States, 79 million men and women each year are infected by human papillomavirus (HPV), accounting for more than 4,000 deaths from cervical cancer. This panel discussion will bring together leaders from academia, government and the media to discuss HPV, its impact on cancer and other diseases, and opportunities and challenges associated with prevention through vaccination programs.
Undergraduate students from across the country competed in the Baker Institute Student Forum’s second annual public policy conference Sept. 19 and 20 at Baker Hall. Twelve teams of finalists presented their policy papers on how to best address existing problems or emerging opportunities in the U.S. energy sector to a panel of industry experts, academics and Baker Institute fellows. Each team discussed their work with fellows, toured the institute, and met with representatives from government, industry and the renewables sector.
At the inaugural Founding Director’s Lecture Series presentation on Sept. 16, Baker Institute founding director Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian gave his perspective on the current regional dynamics of the Middle East, focused on the turmoil taking place along the border between Iraq and Syria — particularly in regard to the group known variously as ISIS, ISIL, or the Islamic State — and the challenge to United States policy.
How can governments in Latin America attract more foreign investment, and what are the main sources of political risk for investors? This Vecinos lecture brought together experts from the private sector and academia to help interpret the role of politics in foreign investment in Argentina and Venezuela.
Andrew Dessler, an atmospheric scientist at Texas A&M University who studies both the science and politics of climate change, will describe how climate skeptics interpret scientific data to support their particular views.