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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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New Balance of Power in Oil Production

Major oil-producing countries and companies are assessing the decrease in crude oil prices and discussing what action to take. This article cites the paper "Effects of Low Oil ...
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April 27, 2015, 6 p.m.

After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program
John M. Logsdon, former director of the Space Policy Institute at The George Washington University, will discuss and sign copies of his book "After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program."

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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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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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