Welcome from the President

The Baker Institute Student Forum was created in 2002 in order to provide a link between the student body and the Baker Institute. Through a variety of events, the student forum provides opportunities for Rice students to explore current policy issues and lend a meaningful voice to our nation's discourse. Our programming spans from informal student debates about policy to intimate lectures with renowned Baker Institute fellows, from an online platform for students to propose and comment on policy to an annual policy competition. Our members share a curiosity about vexing policy challenges, articulate diverse perspectives, and are willing to test new ideas in exciting, welcoming forums. I look forward to seeing you at our next event or reading your latest article on our blog.

Warmly,
David Ratnoff
President, Baker Institute Student Forum

Quick Links

Policy Competition Information

Policy Competition Information

Rice Journal of Public Policy

Rice Journal of Public Policy

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Get Involved

Every student at Rice is a member of the Baker Institute Student Forum. We encourage you to follow us on Facebook or sign up for our email listserv to find out more about upcoming events and opportunities.

It takes a lot of work to make these opportunities available for the campus. We are always looking for policy-minded students to help program events, develop research and reach out to the community. Join one of our committees and make the most of your Rice experience.

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“Decisions policymakers make today will shape our nation and the world for years and decades to come. I urge you to get informed and become engaged.”

— Edward P. Djerejian, Baker Institute Director

The Baker Institute Student Forum (BISF) is a student-run organization dedicated to fostering student involvement in public policy by providing opportunities for Rice University students to interact with distinguished statesmen and scholars, examine public policy questions and host an annual undergraduate public policy conference.