Rice University Baker Institute’s ‘Election 2012: Policy Perspectives’ series kicks off Sept. 19


David Ruth

Jeff Falk

Rice University Baker Institute’s ‘Election 2012: Policy Perspectives’ series kicks off Sept. 19
Experts Ho and Marks to discuss health care policy

HOUSTON – (Sept. 11, 2012) – Experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy will discuss how health care reform could evolve under a future Democratic or Republican presidential administration at the institute’s kickoff “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series event Sept. 19. A moderated talk and questions from the audience will follow the presentation, which is free and open to the public. 

Who: Panelists Vivian Ho, Baker Institute chair in health economics, and Elena Marks, Baker Institute scholar in health policy.

Moderated by John Mendelsohn, the Baker Institute’s L.E. and Virginia Simmons Fellow in Health and Technology Policy.

Introduction by Edward Djerejian, Baker Institute founding director.

What: “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives — Focus on Health Policy.” 

When: Wednesday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

A key mission of the Baker Institute is to bridge the gap between the world of ideas and the world of action. The “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series seeks to do that by providing a nonpartisan forum for discussion and debate of the key issues in this year’s U.S. presidential race.

“Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” includes events, policy reports and social media campaigns that connect Baker Institute experts with the public on timely, relevant topics — such as jobs, the economy and health care.

A live webcast of the event will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775.


Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog

About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.