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Abbott touts border bill in the Rio Grande Valley

Mark Jones, fellow in political science, comments on Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's endorsement of potential presidential candidates. Read the full article in the March 27, 2015, edition of ...
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Citizens defy Border Patrol by staying silent

Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies, comments on how Border Patrol is reacting to online videos of travelers' encounters at checkpoints. Read the full ...
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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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