Rice University’s Baker Institute to host election night student watch party Nov. 6

David Ruth
713-348-6327
david@rice.edu

Jeff Falk
713-348-6775
jfalk@rice.edu

Rice University’s Baker Institute to host election night student watch party Nov. 6

HOUSTON – (Oct. 31, 2012) – Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and the Baker Institute Student Forum will host an election night student watch party Nov. 6 to mark the institute’s final “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives” series event.

Who: Rice University students.

What: “Election 2012: Policy Perspectives – Student Watch Party.”

When: Tuesday, Nov. 6, 6-9 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.

The student-run Baker Institute Student Forum is dedicated to fostering student involvement in public policy through events designed to address the questions and interests of the Rice student body.

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

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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

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