Republican Charlie Baker will kick off the 2010 Gubernatorial Speaker Series to be presented by the Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service at Suffolk University Law School.

Baker, former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, will be the first of four candidates to address a roundtable of senior policymakers, nonprofit leaders, representatives from the business community, lobbyists, lawyers, faculty and students.

“The Rappaport Center provides a forum for discussion of important public policy issues percolating at the state and local level,” said Rappaport Center Executive Director Susan Prosnitz. “The 2010 Gubernatorial Speaker Series reflects the Center’s commitment to bringing top policymakers to the table for candid and in-depth discussions among a wide array of stakeholders and interested constituents.”

Baker will speak and take questions from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, in the first-floor function room at Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont St., Boston.

Upcoming speakers

  • March 22, Treasurer Tim Cahill, independent
  • April 7, Republican businessman Christy Mihos
  • May, Democratic Gov. Deval Patrick, date to be determined

The event is open to the Suffolk University Law School community and invited guests.