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    President Obama at Rice University

    Former President Barack Obama spoke with former Secretary of State James Baker at a discussion moderated by presidential historian Jon Meacham. Topics included their experiences in office,…

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    Mitt Romney on Leadership and Politics

    Mitt Romney, a U.S. Senate candidate in Utah, talked about Trump administration policies, leadership and the future of the Republican party at Rice University’s Baker Institute in Houston.…

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    Chief of Staff in the Governing Community

    Through personal recollections and anecdotes, former White House chiefs of staff talked about the day-to-day operation of the executive and the demands of the job. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    U.S.-Egypt Relations

    President Mubarak talked about the Middle East peace process, relations between Egypt and the U.S., and efforts to combat global terrorism. He also talked about the need for economic…

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    Conflict Resolution in the Middle East

    King Abdullah spoke about international efforts to combat terrorism and tensions in the Middle East. He called for a new approach to Middle East peace involving swift steps by the…

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    Former Treasury Secretaries Forum

    Former treasury secretaries will discuss their role in an administration, the politics and personalities that played a role in their experiences, and how a treasury secretary would have…

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    Re-election and Closing an Administration

    Former White House chiefs of staff talked about balancing the official business of the president with political concerns during a campaign for re-election. They provided personal…

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    White House Chief of Staff Administrative Duties

    Former White House chiefs of staff talked about the administrative duties and coordinating efforts required of the office during the term of a president. Among the issues they discussed were…

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    Post-Cold War Era

    After a videotaped introduction from President Bush, President Shevardnadze talked about world order and stability in the post-Cold War era. He talked about the destructive nature of…

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    Enron Prize Presentation

    Former President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev received the Institute’s Enron Prize for Distinguished Public Service. Mr. Baker made the presentation and detailed Mr. Gorbachev’s career and…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities

    Former secretaries of state participated in a discussion on foreign policy challenges facing the United States in the 21st century. Secretaries Baker, Christopher and Kissinger talked about…

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    Foreign Policy Issues

    Secretary of State Madeleine Albright made her first major foreign policy address since becoming Secretary of State. She stressed that U.S. foreign policy is an important factor in the…

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    Domestic Policy Challenges

    Mr. Baker concluded a day of forums on domestic policy challenges. In his remarks, he focused on economic revitalization, political and governmental reforms and rehabilitating U.S. society.…

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    Foreign Policy Challenges

    Former President Bush spoke about the foreign policy changes during his administration and the challenges for the future as the post Cold War world continues to evolve. Then Mr. Baker spoke…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Former Secretary of State James Baker spoke at Rice University about his tenure as a foreign policy adviser to former President George H.W. Bush and his concerns about the current…

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    Baker Institute Opening Ceremony

    Former Secretary of State, James Baker III, spoke at the opening of Rice University’s Baker Institute which will teach public policy. It was named in honor of Texas native James Baker III.

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