Latest News & Insights

Check this page for the latest Baker Center news, reflection pieces, event roundups, and other updates.

Baker Trust for Transformational Learning
February 13, 2019: We are thrilled to announce the creation of the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning, thanks to the extraordinary generosity of Patricia and Jon Baker (C’64)! Learn how the Baker Trust aspires to create a new paradigm of learning at Georgetown and will enhance our existing programs.



Baker Roundup – November 2018
December 8, 2018: In November, the Baker Center held numerous events on negotiation and conflict resolution and leadership, including a negotiation strategies workshop for undergraduate students and an all-day clinic featuring a Harvard negotiation expert.



Student Reflection: Resolving Conflict with Dan Shapiro
December 7, 2018: Jude Massaad (MA ’19) wrote a recap and reflection about our recent GBNN clinic with Professor Dan Shapiro on emotional intelligence in conflict and negotiation.




Student Reflection: Kitchen Table
November 19, 2018: Courtney Powers (MBA ’20) penned a reflection after attending our Kitchen Table dinner with Tara McGuinness and Natalie Quillian.




Baker Roundup – October 2018
November 9, 2018: In October, The Baker Center released the findings of a national poll surveying Americans’ level of satisfaction with democracy, and organized and co-sponsored events that further developed students’ capacities to hold different perspectives on critical issues.




2018 American Institutional Confidence Poll
October 29, 2018: Our 2018 American Institutional Confidence Poll measured Americans’ level of satisfaction with democracy and confidence in major institutions.



The Feedback Movement
October 23, 2018: Our Program Manager Kayla Auletto reflected on her time at the Feedback Summit.





Student Reflection: How Might We…?
October 9, 2018: McCourt student Rachel Leeds penned a reflection on our Policy Innovation Workshop.




Baker Roundup – September 2018
October 2, 2018: The Baker Center kicked off the school year during the month of September with three interactive, diverse events oriented towards our mission to develop students’ leadership capacities and ability to hold different perspectives on critical issues.



Baker Innovator Piloting First Election Observation Effort in U.S.
September 21, 2018: Baker Innovator Ben Mindes founded Observe D.C., which will pilot the first nonpartisan election observation effort in the U.S. this fall.