Webinar — The Fight to Make America Christian Again: Christian Nationalism in National and Texas Politics

Sept. 21, 2020, 3 p.m.
Online webinar


  1. Webinar: The Novel Coronavirus and Its Impact on Global Security (Mar 26, 2020)
    Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, analyzed the threat posed by the coronavirus and described his efforts to counteract it through his work as a vaccine scientist. ,
  2. Webinar: Mexico’s Response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (Apr 01, 2020)
    Tony Payan, director of the Center for the United States and Mexico, discussed the coronavirus pandemic in Mexico and the country’s response and capacity to deal with it. ,
  3. Webinar: Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic on United States-Mexico Trade (Apr 08, 2020)
    At this webinar, David A. Gantz, the Will Clayton Fellow for Trade and International Economics, and Tony Payan, director of the Center for the U.S. and Mexico, discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on U.S.-Mexico trade and economic relations. ,
  4. Webinar: Long-term Impact of Covid-19 on Low-Income Women with Young Children (Apr 09, 2020)
    At this webinar, Quianta Moore, fellow in Child Health Policy, analyzed the impact of recent coronavirus legislation, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, on low-income working women. ,
  5. Webinar: Coronavirus Effects on the Economy and Stimulus Package (Apr 14, 2020)
    At this webinar, John W. Diamond, the Edward A. and Hermena Hancock Kelly Fellow for Public Finance and the director of the Center for Public Finance, analyzed the economic policy responses to the coronavirus pandemic. ,
  6. Webinar: Mexico's Energy Policy in a Time of Covid-19 (Apr 15, 2020)
    Energy fellows Lourdes Melgar and Benigna Cortés Leiss discussed Mexico's energy policy response to Covid-19. ,
  7. Member Exclusive Webinar: Refugees, Host Countries and the Coronavirus Pandemic (Apr 16, 2020)
    Kelsey Norman, fellow for the Middle East and director of the Women's Rights, Human Rights and Refugees Program, examined refugee situations globally and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on individuals as well as host countries. ,
  8. Webinar: Pandemic, Price War and the Oil Market – Take 2 (Apr 17, 2020)
    A panel of experts from the Center for Energy Studies continued their discussion of these unprecedented times, addressing some of the key uncertainties in the global oil market. ,
  9. Webinar: The 2020 Elections and Covid-19 (Apr 22, 2020)
    Political science fellow Mark P. Jones discussed state- and national-level electoral processes and concerns about the impact of the pandemic on the 2020 presidential race. ,
  10. Webinar: How can the Covid-19 experience help the U.S. improve health, not just health care? (Apr 23, 2020)
    The Covid-19 experience is highlighting long-standing weaknesses in the U.S. health system, the most expensive in the world. Experts explored these factors and imagined what a reformed U.S. health system might look like. ,
  11. Webinar: Challenges to Oil Demand Recovery in the Post-COVID-19 World (Apr 24, 2020)
    Oil prices have tumbled! This webinar featured energy fellow Anna Mikulska and the senior program advisor for the Center for Energy Studies, Michael Maher, who considered the challenges faced by the oil industry in the post-Covid-19 world. ,
  12. Member Exclusive Webinar: U.S. Government Debt Growth in a Time of Secular Stagnation (Apr 28, 2020)
    Public finance fellow Jorge Barro discussed how federal debt projections and the interest rate are both tied to demographic transformations underway in the U.S. and across the world today. ,
  13. Webinar: Organized Crime and the Coronavirus in Mexico (Apr 29, 2020)
    A panel of experts discussed the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on organized crime in Mexico and how it may impact the U.S.-Mexico relationship. ,
  14. Member Exclusive Webinar — Parenting Young Children During Covid-19: How Children Respond and What They Need (May 04, 2020)
    Child health experts Patrick S. Tennant and Marcy Melvin presented a framework to help caregivers understand how their children process Covid-19-related changes. ,
  15. Webinar — Drugs and Covid-19: How the Pandemic is Impacting Substance Use and Treatment (May 06, 2020)
    Baker Institute drug policy experts Katharine Neill Harris and William Martin considered the likely impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on drug use and addiction. ,
  16. Webinar: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Health Status and Economies of the Middle East (May 12, 2020)
    The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing instabilities in the Middle East, leading to new questions about the region's future. Fellows from the Center for the Middle East analyzed the challenges facing the region and answered questions from viewers. ,
  17. Webinar: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic on the North American Supply Chain (May 13, 2020)
    Manufacturers and producers in the United States, Mexico and Canada are facing unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. Experts from each of these three countries discussed the future of the North American supply chain. ,
  18. Webinar: Global Humanitarian Aid and the Coronavirus Pandemic (May 19, 2020)
    At this webinar, experts shared their insights about crises in countries such as Venezuela and Greece as well as food security issues around the world. ,
  19. Webinar — Covid-19: Update on Vaccine Development (May 28, 2020)
    Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, and Rekha Lakshmanan, contributing expert for the Center for Health and Biosciences and director of public policy at The Immunization Partnership in Houston, discussed the steps involved in developing a safe vaccine. ,
  20. Webinar: Pandemic, Price War and Petroleum – Take 3 (May 29, 2020)
    A panel of experts from the Center for Energy Studies continued their discussion of these unprecedented times and addressed some of the key uncertainties moving forward in the energy sector. ,
  21. Webinar: The Use of Telemedicine in Health Care During Covid-19 (Jun 11, 2020)
    Recent changes in health care delivery and future opportunities for telemedicine usage were examined by Heidi Schwarzwald, CMO of Aetna Better Health of Texas, and Rhonda Mundhenk, CEO of Lone Star Circle of Care. ,
  22. Webinar — Covid-19, Energy Transition and the Intersections of Industry, Technology and Resilience: A Conversation with Michael Graff (Jun 12, 2020)
    Michael Graff, the chairman and CEO of American Air Liquide Holdings, Inc., discussed the company's response to the pandemic and the future of energy. ,
  23. Webinar — Schools and Covid-19: When to return to normal? (Aug 13, 2020)
    Public health experts are concerned that opening up schools too soon will result in increased Covid-19 outbreaks. Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, and Zeph Capo, the president of the Houston Federation of Teachers, discussed what schools should do. ,
  24. Webinar: Exploring the Connection Between Covid-19, Waste Management, Recycling and Sustainability (Aug 25, 2020)
    At this webinar, experts considered how crashing oil prices, increased demand for products containing plastic and the disruption of recycling sector supply/logistic chains could have severe consequences for global sustainability.


  1. Who's winning the battle to replace coal? (May 17, 2016)
    As the share of coal-generated electricity declines, the authors examine the potential for natural gas or renewables to assume an important position in the U.S. economy. ,
  2. Mideast Depends on U.S. for shale gas? (Nov 17, 2016)
    Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies, explains why oil-rich Middle East nations are importing natural gas from the United States in this post on the Forbes blog. ,
  3. The Changing Geopolitics of Natural Gas in the Black Sea Region (May 17, 2017)
    Russian dominance over natural gas deliveries into Europe has been weakening, thanks in large part to the new ways in which natural gas can be transported as well as new sources of supply. These developments are transforming the geopolitics of natural gas in the Black Sea region in a number of ways. Notably, Russia stands to lose some of its political influence in the region as new non-Russian sources of natural gas come online, writes Anna Mikulska. ,
  4. An Abundance Of Riches? US Natural Gas, Manufacturing And LNG Exports (Jul 05, 2017)
    Center for Energy Studies senior program advisor Michael Maher and nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska examine how increased U.S. LNG exports may impact domestic natural gas prices and the U.S. manufacturing industry in this blog post for Forbes: http://bit.ly/2uqSuCO. ,
  5. Australia's Conflicting Natural Gas Policies (Jul 05, 2017)
    The authors analyze a new Australian policy that would give the Minister of Resources the authority to curb LNG exports and whether the measure fulfills its aim of protecting the country’s manufacturing industry and lowering domestic natural gas prices. ,
  6. As Trump Rolls Back Methane Rules, What Should The Oil & Gas Industry Do? (Jul 19, 2017)
    Michael D. Maher, senior program advisor for the Center for Energy Studies, and Ben Ratner, a director at the Environmental Defense Fund, discuss the future of the natural gas industry and the growing divide between government and industry groups that want less environmental regulation and those who see sensible regulation as the best way for the industry to assure its future. ,
  7. LNG Versus Russian Gas In Central And Eastern Europe (Aug 24, 2017)
    Graduate fellow Nathalie Hinchey and nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska analyze the impact of investments in LNG on the natural gas market in Central and Eastern Europe. ,
  8. Delivery of Russian LNG Heats Up Discussion About U.S. Energy Dominance & Sanctions (Feb 06, 2018)
    A French tanker recently delivered LNG that included Russian gas to Boston, despite U.S. sanctions against Russia. Nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska writes that the shipment should prompt the U.S. to rethink its approach to Russia and sanctions. Forbes blog: http://bit.ly/2Em0XPl. ,
  9. Mexico Shifts to Natural Gas (Feb 22, 2018)
    Since 2010, Mexico’s demand for natural gas has been accompanied by a decline in domestic production, making imports of this resource increasingly vital. The author of this brief argues that private and state-owned firms — from producers to pipeline operators — and a solid governmental regulatory apparatus must now help guarantee the consistent supply of natural gas. ,
  10. Mideast Strife a boon for U.S. Gas (Feb 23, 2018)
    A new reverse U.S.-Mideast energy trade has emerged as U.S. natural gas producers have found a way to capitalize on the political divisions in the Middle East, fellow Jim Krane writes in a new Forbes blog. ,
  11. Gas Geoeconomics: Europe (Apr 13, 2018)
    The authors examine merits of using a gas geoeconomics approach to develop U.S. and EU policy options to bolster gas supplies and national security in Europe. ,
  12. Russia a “competitor” for the U.S. in natural gas exports? (Jul 13, 2018)
    When Trump talks about Russia as a "competitor" — not an adversary — of the U.S., he may be talking about natural gas exports, as the U.S. can dampen Russia’s geopolitical influence and economic rents as long as it poses a credible threat to Russian gas, nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska writes. ,
  13. Turkey is Gassing Up. What Does This Mean for the Regions It Straddles? (Aug 09, 2018)
    The authors analyze Turkey's efforts to strengthen its role as an important European energy security player. ,
  14. FERC and PHMSA Sign Memorandum (Oct 01, 2018)
    On August 31, 2018, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) issued a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the shared goal of accelerating and streamlining the permit application review process for proposed LNG facilities. Fellow Rachel A. Meidl explores the significance and possible impact of this MOU. ,
  15. Colorado Oil And Gas Development (Oct 31, 2018)
    Center for Energy Studies Senior Director Kenneth B. Medlock III and Morgan Bazilian discuss Colorado’s oil and gas setback proposition, noting its importance for setting precedents beyond the state because the U.S. has become an important global provider of natural gas. Forbes: https://bit.ly/2Q9ohTc ,
  16. Why Poland Could Choose LNG (Jan 02, 2019)
    The high prices that Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe paid for Russian natural gas in the past can make the switch to LNG and other non-Russian gas supplies easier, nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska writes in a blog post for Forbes: http://bit.ly/2CK40PD. ,
  17. Natural gas and clean energy (Feb 01, 2019)
    The environmental benefits of hydrogen sourced from natural gas can further strengthen the case for hydrogen solutions in a future energy system, write the authors. Forbes blog:  http://bit.ly/2t1jf1i. ,
  18. EU energy proposal could disrupt Russian pipeline construction (Feb 27, 2019)
    In a blog post for Axios, nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska discusses the potential implications of a new European Union energy proposal on Russia's planned Nord Stream 2 pipeline: http://bit.ly/2H413fv. ,
  19. Nord Stream 2: Between monopoly and diversification (Jul 10, 2019)
    Though the Nord Stream 2 has become one of the most contested pipeline projects in European history, smart policy choices grounded in understanding of the globalizing natural gas market and new options for natural gas delivery can facilitate a win-win situation for all Europeans, the author writes: http://bit.ly/2NKWNq6. ,
  20. Nord Stream 2 Sanctions A Miss? (Aug 15, 2019)
    While sanctions on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline project would be very well received in Central and Eastern Europe, they could make the already strained relationship between U.S. and its Western European allies even more challenging, the author writes in a Forbes blog post: http://bit.ly/305Cc1F and the Baker Institute Blog. ,
  21. Nord Stream 2: Energy Security For Europe? (Sep 03, 2019)
    By Anna Mikulska and Robert HamiltonThe Nord Stream 2 pipelines have been subject to vigorous debate on whether they will diversify the EU's gas supply or facilitate Russian dominance, write the authors in a new Forbes blog: https://bit.ly/2kpN36V ,
  22. Can a Peronist Capitalize on Argentina's New Energy Reality? (Nov 20, 2019)
    Argentina’s President-elect Alberto Fernández must avoid the misguided energy policies of the past to ensure continued development and foreign investment in oil and natural gas, write fellows Mark P. Jones, Jim Krane and Francisco J. Monaldi. Americas Quarterly: http://bit.ly/2O5IZ7Q ,
  23. Natural Gas Markets Beyond Covid-19 (Apr 01, 2020)
    Nonresident fellow Anna Mikulska explores the future of natural gas markets in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. Forbes blog: https://bit.ly/39zeNJK ,
  24. Natural gas in the Black Sea (May 27, 2020)
    According to the authors, changes in the natural gas market, if exploited, have the potential to increase cohesiveness and collaboration in the Black Sea region. Middle East Institute: https://bit.ly/3emvTxi ,
  25. Gazprom and Russian Natural Gas Policy in the First Two Decades of the 21st Century (Jul 02, 2020)
    What role does natural gas play in Russian foreign policy and domestic politics? Anna Mikulska, nonresident fellow in energy studies, takes an in-depth look at the last two decades of Russian gas policy. Orbis: https://bit.ly/38kB0wa