CURRENT PROGRAMS

The Howard Baker Forum was established in Washington, D.C. to provide a platform for examining specific, immediate, critical issues affecting the nation’s progress at home and its relations abroad. Under Senator Baker’s leadership, the Forum organizes a variety of programs and research projects to examine and illuminate public policy challenges facing the nation today.

US-Japan Roundtable

The Howard Baker Forum established the United States-Japan Roundtable to enhance cooperation between the two countries and improve public understanding of nuclear energy.

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Global Data Governance

The Howard Baker Forum and New America will co-sponsor a roundtable in Washington on October 3, 2019 that will work to develop a framework and examine various pathways for the establishment of a global data governance system.

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The Howard Baker Forum and Atlantic Council Global Energy Center Virtual Working Group on SMRs

In preparation for the Annual Washington Conference, the Howard Baker Forum and the Atlantic Council will host two working group sessions that will focus on the current status of civil nuclear cooperation between the United States and Japan, as well as opportunities for nuclear innovation.

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Report on Japan’s Nuclear Fleet

The Howard Baker Forum is helping to fund a report, in partnership with the Atlantic Council and others, on the geopolitical implications of Japan accelerating the decommissioning of part of its nuclear fleet. The report is expected to be published December 2020.

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The Indo-Pacific Centre

The Howard Baker Forum started the Indo-Pacific Centre in February of 2021 in conjunction with DXC Technology and the Global Law Alliance. The Indo-Pacific Centre sets out to monitor, assess, and report on the evolving cyber threat environment and the specific national and corporate counter strategies at play in the Indo-Pacific. Please see here for more information.