Voter demographics and policy priorities are two recurrent big issues on Election Day – but shifts in election administration and voting laws are new challenges influencing the midterms.
The complexity of the Latino community needs to be understood in order for the US’ second largest ethnic group to be adequately represented in our democracy.
Parties to the conflict in Ethiopia’s Tigray region have agreed to end hostilities after two years. Here is a selection of previously published articles on its devastating consequences.
In the Shelby v. Holder decision, a key section of the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act was eliminated, enabling states with a history of racial discrimination to enact new voting laws.
Leaders at the centre of the Ethio-Tigray war don’t believe in equal partnership. In their political cultures, winners take all.
“You Might Be Right,” a podcast hosted by former Tennessee governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam, has garnered media attention nationally, across the state and locally.
Ethiopia’s largest region is pushing for self-determination, which hasn’t gone down well with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s vision of a centralized state.
Land Grant Films, a documentary production program at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is partnering with the university’s Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy to create a documentary exploring American politics through the lens of Baker’s life.
UT’s Baker Center is co-hosting a lecture series, “Giants of the Senate.”
The Supreme Court is a leading player in enacting policy in the US. But it has no army to enforce its decisions; its authority rests solely on its legitimacy.
Bill Lyons to become the Baker Center’s inaugural director of policy partnerships.
The College of Law has named a classroom and will name the moot court program after the Summers, Rufolo and Rodgers law firm.