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    May 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy

Matthew Murray, Director
Katie A. Cahill, Associate Director
Benjamin Leard, Joint Faculty Appointment with the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Jon Ring, Director of Undergraduate Programs
Charles Sims, Joint Faculty Appointment with Department of Economics
Krista Wiegand, Joint Faculty Appointment with Political Science

The Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy is a nonpartisan institute devoted to education, student engagement and research in the areas of energy policy, environmental policy, global security and leadership and governance. Through classes, student initiatives, public lectures, research symposia and research publications, the center aims to provide policymakers, citizens, scholars, and students with the information and skills necessary to work effectively within our political system and to serve our local, state, national, and global communities. By examining policy and politics through a nonpartisan lens, the Baker Center continues the groundbreaking work of its namesake, Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr., who was nicknamed, “The Great Conciliator” for his ability to cross party lines and encourage lawmakers to cooperate on key issues affecting the public good. In the spirit of Senator Baker’s work, the center offers a number of public lectures and programs on topics across the political spectrum, with a focus on the areas noted above.


Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy
1640 Cumberland Ave
Knoxville, TN 37996-3340
Phone: 865-974-0931

No active programs available.