The Howard H. Baker, Jr. Center for Public Policy
, located at the University of Tennessee
, is a non-partisan organization, which emphasizes better understanding of government and greater appreciation for the importance of public service. The Center strives to honor its namesake, Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr.
, and carry on his service to the people of Tennessee
and America through education, research, and public programs.
"The Baker Center develops programs and promotes research to further the public's knowledge of our system of governance and of critical public policy issues, and to highlight the importance of public service. Areas of special interest include the media, energy, environment, the teaching of civics and history, political communications, national security, and the future of representative government. The Baker Center is and will remain a non-partisan institution. In all of our programs and activities, we seek to include and discuss many perspectives. In the best tradition of Howard Baker, the Center embodies his genuine respect for differing points of view. The Center neither advocates nor endorses specific policies or individuals. Instead, we serve as a forum for discussion, debate, education, and unbiased research."
In 2001, the University of Tennessee
received a congressionally authorized Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education
(FIPSE) grant to create the center and begin its programming... Read More