Best Think Tank Houston 2011 - James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
The Baker Institute is the place to turn for the latest trends in national and international affairs, and how to change them. A nonpartisan think tank, it brings together experts across all disciplines — academia, media, business and nonprofits. Journalists, policymakers, even U.S. presidents have lectured and hosted seminars at the Baker Institute. Fellows teach classes and seminars at Rice, and students can intern for the think tank. This year, the Baker Institute held an energy conference on what to do about the Japanese nuclear crisis. With an all-star board of advisers including Madeleine Albright and Colin Powell, the Baker Institute offers a unique Houston perspective on affairs of the world.