The Georgetown Baker Negotiation Network (GBNN) is an interdisciplinary platform for Georgetown students to develop diverse skill sets in negotiation and conflict resolution and build relationships with practitioners experienced in policy, advocacy, business and diplomacy. GBNN’s clinics, interactive dinners and bridge-building initiatives serve students in 14 degree programs. GBNN is part of the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning.
Hoyas & Highlanders brings together Georgetown and Radford University students for an immersive, week-long program that delves into issues and perceptions central to urban and rural development while fostering their interpersonal, dialogue and conflict resolution skills. Hoyas & Highlanders continues as an initiative of the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning in partnership with the Capitol Applied Learning Lab.
The Policy Innovation Lab convenes students, community members, local government officials and other partners to address pressing issues at the forefront of policy discussion and debate in the Washington, DC, area. The Policy Innovation Lab is a venture of the McCourt School of Public Policy, with support from the Baker Trust for Transformational Learning.
Past Baker Center Initiatives
The 2018 American Institutional Confidence Poll delved into Americans’ views of democracy, trust in institutions, and the degree of polarization in the United States. Cosponsored by the Baker Center and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Georgetown political scientist Jonathan M. Ladd continues this research.
The Baker Innovation Grant granted promising Georgetown graduate students $20,000 each, alongside expert advice, mentorship and training, to identify and implement their own innovative solutions to pressing social, political and policy challenges.
Baker Future Fellows worked with partner organization New America Foundation to work on cutting-edge programs related to policy issues — such as the future of work — that they first learned about through their coursework.
Baker Forums in 2016, 2017 and 2018 brought together diverse leaders from across government, business and society to grapple with the implications of economic insecurity, artificial intelligence and emerging digital technologies.