Local Politics
4:16 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

SLC Mayor to Oversee National League of Cities

Visit Salt Lake via Flickr

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker has been chosen to lead the National League of Cities. Becker will assume the role of NLC President, this Saturday during the 2014 Congress of Cities in Austin, Texas.

The 19,000-member National League of Cities advocates on behalf of local governments and links federal dollars to local projects. At this year’s conference, Becker will present his goals for the next year—which include new programs to connect kids with the outdoors.

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Hinckley Forums
3:55 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Modern American Race Relations and Institutional Violence

Thursday November 20, 2014

Professor Edmund Fong, Political Science Department

Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

Presented by the Political Science SAC

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Hinckley Forums
3:52 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Community, Complexity, and Change in Cuba

Thursday November 20, 2014

Gina Russo, Adjunct Faculty, Political Science Department; Assistant Director, Bennion Center

Wilenys Lastre, Undergraduate BA in International Studies and Spanish

Claire Gorton, Graduate Student Participant, Masters of Public Administration

Dr. Claudio Holzner, Associate Director Center for Latin American Studies, College of Humanities and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science

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Hinckley Forums
3:46 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Confidence Crisis for Girls & Women

Wednesday November 19, 2014

Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business

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Hinckley Forums
3:44 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Human Trafficking Panel

Thursday November 13, 2014

Fernando Rivera, Human Trafficking Education, Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force

Jodi Peterson, Sexual Assault Advocate, University of Utah Center for Student Wellness, Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force

Gregory N. Ferbrache, Assistant Utah Attorney General

Marty Liccardo (Moderator) Health Educator, University of Utah Center for Student Wellness

Co-sponsored by the Honors College International Leadership Academy

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Public Safety
3:10 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Should Guns Be Allowed on Utah College Campuses?

Bishop Scott Hayashi, Episcopal Diocese of Utah
Brian Grimmett

A group of Utahns is asking Governor Gary Herbert to lead out on the issue of restricting guns on college campuses.

Chelsi Archibald is a young mother who represents the advocacy group Moms Rising. She says she’s asking for sensible gun safety measures on college campuses because she wants people to be able to attend classes and assemblies without fear.

“We don’t necessarily have an issue on guns, but we want kids on campus to be safe and to have the freedom to learn as they want and not have to worry about their safety,” she says.

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Immigration
2:50 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Senator Hatch Vows to Pass “Real” Immigration Legislation

Office of Senator Orrin Hatch

Republicans in Utah’s congressional delegation have uniformly condemned President Obama’s executive action extending temporary legal status to some 5 million undocumented immigrants. But Senator Orrin Hatch says he plans to rectify the situation.

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Religion
1:40 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Dalai Lama Coming to Utah for Parliament of the World's Religions

The Dalai Lama speaks to a school group in Ladakh, India
Central Tibetan Administration

The Dalai Lama will be coming to Salt Lake City next fall. He’ll be the keynote speaker at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

The 14th Dalai Lama is a symbol of Tibetan culture around the world, though he gave up his authority as head of the Tibetan government in exile in 2011.  As a Buddhist monk and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, he’s also seen as an international spiritual leader.

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