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The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy

Jan. 14, 2020 His Excellency Andrei Kozyrev, former foreign minister of the Russian Federation, participates in a moderated discussion with ...

An Address by U.S. Secretary of ...

Nov. 15, 2019

Secretary Pompeo gives an address on U.S. foreign policy.

Secularity and Science: What Scientists Around ...

Sept. 24, 2019

Do scientists see conflict between science and faith? Elaine Howard Ecklund, an author of “Secularity and Science,” ...

The Back Channel: A Memoir of ...

Apr. 30, 2019

Ambassador William J. Burns discussed his recent book, "The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and ...

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

Apr. 17, 2019

The Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, former prime minister of Canada, is awarded the James A. Baker III ...

From Social Movement to Social Impact: ...

Mar. 25, 2019

Anita Hill discusses how to sustain and carry out the legacy of the #MeToo movement, arguing that ...

An Address by the Honorable Mike ...

Apr. 05, 2019

Vice President Mike Pence delivers remarks on the Trump administration's policy on Venezuela.

A Conversation With Howard Schultz

Mar. 06, 2019

Rice University's Jones Graduate School of Business and the Baker Institute for Public Policy are pleased to ...

Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning ...

Mar. 05, 2019

CNN senior political analyst John Avlon discusses his book, “Washington’s Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future ...

President Carter: The White House Years

Feb. 12, 2019

The Baker Institute hosts Stuart Eizenstat, chief domestic policy advisor to President Jimmy Carter, for a discussion ...

James A. Baker, III speaks to ...

Dec. 02, 2018

Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State, speaks to NBC's Meet the ...

James A. Baker, III speaks to ...

Dec. 02, 2018

Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State, speaks to Fox Sunday Morning ...

James A. Baker, III speaks to ...

Dec. 02, 2018

Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State, speaks to CNN's State of ...

James A. Baker, III speaks to ...

Dec. 02, 2018

Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State, speaks to CBS Face the ...

James A. Baker, III speaks to ...

Dec. 02, 2018

Baker Institute Honorary Chair James A. Baker, III, former Secretary of State, speaks to ABC's George Stephanopoulos ...