Our Research Centers
Research is an essential component of the Baker School faculty’s mission to provide critical insights on domestic and international challenges.
The Center for Energy, Transportation, and Environmental Policy (CETEP) combines sound science and thoughtful policy to address energy, transportation, and environmental challenges facing the state of Tennessee, the U.S., and the world. CETEP is an interdisciplinary network of joint faculty, faculty fellows and affiliates, research associates, and post-doctoral researchers. CETEP is part of the Baker School’s research network that extends to industry, every level of government, the nonprofit sector, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and outreach partnerships at the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington, DC.
The Center for National Security and Foreign Affairs (NSFA) provides critical insights on national and international security and foreign policy solutions. Topics of expertise include international and civil conflict; territorial and maritime security and disputes; Indo-Pacific security and economic relations, with a focus on Japan; and U.S. national security strategies. NSFA’s experts regularly participate in security dialogues and workshops hosted by U.S. government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and foundations. NSFA also promotes a global perspective through its sponsorship of educational activities for the general public and UTK students, including the Japan Ambassadors program, an immersive international travel experience for UTK students.