Romney to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 1


Jeff Falk

Romney to speak at Rice’s Baker Institute Oct. 1

HOUSTON – (Sept. 20, 2018) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will visit Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Oct. 1 for a conversation on leadership, public service and the responsibilities that come with both.

Romney was the 2012 Republican nominee for president and was a candidate for the 2008 nomination. He served as governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007, and he is currently running for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.

The cost of attendance is $15 for the public, and registration is at This event is part of the Baker Institute’s 25th anniversary commemorative programs featuring its centers and research.

Who: Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and current U.S. Senate candidate in Utah.

Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute, will give introductory remarks.

What: An event titled “Leadership and Public Service: A Conversation with The Honorable Mitt Romney.”

When: Monday, Oct. 1, 6-7:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 5:30.

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

A live webcast will be available at the event page,

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

For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to Media should park in the Central Campus Garage (underground).


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Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts 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, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at or on the institute’s blog,

About Jeff Falk

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