Since arriving in Houston in 1994 as director of the newly established James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Ambassador Edward Djerejian has built the institute into the top university-affiliated think tank in the world.
At a May 12 Director’s Lecture Series event, Djerejian looked back on the Baker Institute’s history in conversation with Rice historian John Boles. Their discussion also addressed the role of think tanks in a time of deep partisan division and widespread discontent with the status quo across the political spectrum and explored how think tanks remain relevant and effective in their policy work.
A moderated question-and-answer session followed the discussion.
(Photos by Michael Stravato/Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy)