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What happens when Houston mayors leave office?

Robert Stein, fellow in urban politics, discusses past Houston mayors' attempts to run for higher office. Read the full article in the Feb. 24, 2015, edition of Houston ...
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Sweeping tax reform is well overdue

John Diamond, fellow in public finance, is quoted in an article about how to reform the tax system to boost economic growth. Diamond recently testified on tax reform ...
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March 9, 2015, 5:30 p.m.

Founding Director's Lecture Series: Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed
Richard W. Fisher will share his insights and experiences as president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

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March 10, 2015, 9 a.m.

Divided Societies, Volatile States: The Politics of Identity Post-Arab Spring
The Baker Institute Center for the Middle East will bring together regional and international scholars to discuss the role played by national, ethnic and religious identity in the politics of the region.

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March 19, 2015, 6 p.m.

When Celebrity Culture and Science Clash: The Twisting of Research and Health Policy
Timothy Caulfield will examine what the emerging evidence tells us about the influence of popular culture on beliefs about health, well-being and science.

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About the Baker Institute »

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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