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On campaign trail, Walker sheds light on influence of faith

William Martin, Harry and Hazel Chavanne Senior Fellow in Religion and Public Policy, comments on how religious beliefs affect presidential candidates' chances of being elected. Read the full ...
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New waiver will expand health coverage, lawmakers say

Vivian Ho, the James A. Baker III Institute Chair in Health Economics and director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, comments on a proposed Medicaid waiver that ...
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April 28, 2015, 7:30 a.m.

Mexico’s Energy Reform: Let the Bidding Begin
Stakeholders from the private sector and government decision-makers will discuss the details of Mexico's bidding process, the feasibility of energy reform efforts in terms of geopolitical and price volatility, and the role of the rule of law.

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April 30, 2015, 6 p.m.

Civic Scientist Lecture Series — Restoring the Foundation: Reviving the U.S. Science, Engineering and Technology Enterprise
Experts from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences will explore ways to recapture American leadership in scientific research and innovation.

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May 3, 2015, 3 p.m.

Roundtable Young Professionals Crawfish Boil
Join the Roundtable Emerging Leaders and the Associate Roundtable for a crawfish boil at Kay's Lounge. Registration is $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers and includes all-you-can-eat crawfish and two drink tickets.

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Founded in 1993, Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks 9th among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide, 18th among U.S. think tanks and fourth among energy and resource think tanks, according to a 2014 study by the University of Pennsylvania's Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program.

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