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.



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.


“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


Each event is designed to stimulate reflection and action while providing insightful context and perspective. Past events include panel discussions, informal student events with Baker Institute fellows around campus, student debates and trivia nights.

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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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