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Ending crude exports ban would help U.S. security

Lifting the 40-year-old export ban on U.S. crude oil would have far-reaching effects on pricing, energy security and energy sector investment, according to a new report by the ...
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Asian trade agreement offers opportunities for Houston business

Steven Lewis, the C.V. Starr Transnational China Fellow, is quoted in an op-ed about the Trans-Pacific Partnership debate. Read the full article in the March 24, 2015, Houston ...
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April 6, 2015, 4 p.m.

Political Reform in China
The Baker Institute China Studies Program will convene a panel of four experts to discuss the state of reforms in China.

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April 10, 2015, 7 p.m.

Baker Prize: A Gala Honoring L.E. and Virginia Simmons
Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy will host a gala honoring L.E. and Virginia Simmons, who will be presented with the James A. Baker III Prize for Excellence in Leadership.

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April 20, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Drug Policy U-Turns in the Americas: Uruguay, Guatemala and the United States
This Vecinos Lecture Series event brings together experts to explore what changes lie ahead for drug policy in the Americas.

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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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