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Rick Perry to enter presidential race still under indictment

Mark Jones, fellow in political science, comments on whether or not former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's indictment on charges of abuse of power will have an adverse impact ...
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Is METRO Agreement Progress or Political Gamesmanship?

Bob Stein, fellow in urban politics, comments on the politics of METRO rail development in Houston. Listen to the full radio segment on the May 19, 2015, edition ...
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June 4, 2015, 8:30 a.m.

International Space Medicine Summit 2015
The Baker Institute Space Policy Program and Baylor College of Medicine will host the ninth annual International Space Medicine Summit (ISMS), bringing together the leading physicians, space biomedical scientists, engineers, astronauts, cosmonauts and educators from the spacefaring nations for high-level discussions.

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June 11, 2015, noon

Climate Change: Water as a Bridge to Mitigation and Adaptation
John Matthews, secretariat coordinator for the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, will discuss how to link climate mitigation and climate adaptation, using water as a bridge.

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June 12, 2015, noon

The Affordable Care Act: What Happens Next?
Vivian Ho, director of the Center for Health and Biosciences, will analyze research from across the country to examine where Obamacare is leading us.

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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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