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Rep. Michael McCaul to discuss US policy on Ukraine at the Baker Institute

HOUSTON – (April 13, 2022) – Rep. Michael McCaul, ranking member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, will discuss United States policy regarding the war in Ukraine at an April 14 event hosted by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy.

Former secretary of state and Baker Institute honorary chair James Baker III will deliver welcome remarks. Ambassador Edward Djerejian, director of the Baker Institute, will moderate a question-and-answer session following McCaul’s remarks.

The discussion will focus on how to address Russian aggression in Ukraine and how the conflict will shape future U.S. foreign policy in Europe and around the world.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to the largest ground war in Europe since World War II, creating a major humanitarian crisis in the region. The conflict represents a global policy challenge for the U.S. and its European partners, who have provided substantial military assistance to Ukraine and imposed unprecedented economic sanctions on Russia, including on Russian President Vladimir Putin himself.

What: Baker Institute event, “Director’s Lecture Series — U.S. Foreign Policy Amid the War in Ukraine: A Conversation with the Honorable Michael T. McCaul.”

When: Thursday, April 14, 6-7:45 p.m. CDT. The program begins at approximately 6:30 p.m., preceded by a reception at 6.

Who: James Baker III, Baker Institute honorary chair and former U.S. secretary of state, and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas. Ambassador Djerejian will moderate.

Where: This on-campus event is free, but registration is required. A livestream will be available on the event page.

The Director’s Lecture Series was created and endowed by Djerejian and his wife, Françoise Djerejian, to provide a forum for Baker Institute Roundtable members, faculty and students to engage in the most relevant and pressing issues faced today.