Since its inception in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the leading nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of Rice University faculty and the institute's endowed fellows and scholars. They conduct important researches on domestic and foreign policy issues aimed at bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute also collaborates with experts from academia, government, the media, business, and nongovernmental and private organizations.
Located in Houston, Texas, the Baker Institute brings a unique perspective to some of the most important public policy challenges of our time. In conjunction with its more than 20 programs - including its research, speaking series, events, and special projects - the institute attracts many domestic and foreign leaders who provide their views and insights on key issues.