Baker Center for Leadership & Governance


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Created thanks to the generosity of Georgetown alum Jon Baker, Sr. (C ’64), the Baker Center for Leadership & Governance at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service brings together stakeholders from government, business, nonprofits, education, and faith-based institutions to tackle social, political, and policy challenges and begin the important work of restoring faith in our institutions.

The Baker Center serves as a conduit between society’s core institutions to promote civil dialogue and debate, spur creative thinking and imagination, and inspire a new generation of leadership.

Through programming like the Baker Innovation Grant, our experiential learning opportunities, our skills-building clinics and the annual Baker Forum, our signature event, the Baker Center seeks to:

  • Convene the leaders of today and tomorrow to incubate ideas and explore areas for action on social, political, and policy challenges
  • Challenge students to raise their hand and put their solutions into action
  • Cultivate the next generation of leaders by giving them the skills and tools to be more effective in today’s complex world

By activating these institutions and students and by providing a platform for dialogue and collaboration, we can move the needle on social, political and policy challenges and repair some of the damage done. It is time to embrace our collective role and responsibility in effective governance. To learn more, visit the Baker Center’s website!

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