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When oil prices plummet, common sense tends to follow

Anna Mikulska, research analyst for the Center for Energy Studies, and Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow in Energy Studies, examine the long-term decisions individuals and policymakers are ...
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Texas Gov. Abbott promises to secure the border

At his inauguration ceremony, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plans for the state, including ramping up border security. Tony Payan, Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico ...
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Jan. 27, 2015, 5 p.m.

Shale and the Promise of North American Energy Security
Kenneth B. Medlock III, senior director of the Baker Institute Center for Energy Studies, will discuss shale growth opportunities and energy security at an event for members of the Roundtable Emerging Leaders, the Associate Roundtable and Marathon Oil Young Professionals.

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Jan. 28, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

The Islamic State on the March: What It Means for the Middle East and U.S. Foreign Policy
Three Baker Institute experts discuss the rise of the Islamic State group in the Middle East and what the United States should do to counter this threat.

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Jan. 29, 2015, 6:30 p.m.

Postponed: The Turkish Perspective on the Middle East
His Excellency Serdar Kılıç, ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United States, will share Turkey's perspective on current events in the Middle East.

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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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