Hinckley Forums

During spring and fall semesters the Hinckley Institute holds approximately 70 Hinckley Forums featuring local, national, and international political leaders and panels. Past Hinckley Forum guests include major figures such as Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, Thomas Friedman, Harry Reid, Brent Scowcroft, and John McCain as well as local, national, and international politicians, ambassadors, lobbyists, activists, and academics.

Hinckley Forums are held in Orson Spencer Hall, Room 255. All forums are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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Hinckley Forums
11:03 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hinckley Forum: "I Am A Utah Man?" Debate

Friday April 18, 2014

Annie Christenson (moderator) Dean of Students

Courtney McBeth, Associate Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics and Director Global Internships, Office for Global Engagement

Cheston Newhall, student, U of U

Natalie Harris, Regional Development Officer, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
10:59 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hinckley Forum: BEACON Scholars

Thursday April 17, 2014

  Presented by the Bennion Center

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Hinckley Forums
10:56 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hinckley Forum: U.S. - UK Cooperation

Wednesday April 16, 2014

  Sir Peter Westmacott,British Ambassador to the USA

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10:46 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Pursuing Peace - Healing 9/11

Wednesday April 16, 2014

  Ann Wright, Army Reserve Veteran

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Hinckley Forums
10:40 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Vision for Korea - U.S. Relations

Tuesday April, 15, 2014

Han dong-man, Korean Consul General in San Francisco

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Hinckley Forums
10:35 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Future of the World Trade Organization

Friday April 11, 2014

Pradeep Mehta, President, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS-International)

Co-sponsored by teh Economics Department and the Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of UTah

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Hinckley Forums
3:55 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The NSA and Our Constitutional Rights

Thursday April 10, 2014

Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, Drake was the first NSA Whistleblower

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Hinckley Forums
3:43 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Hinckley Forum: "I Love Gay People"

Wednesday April 9, 2014

Dr. Bryan K. Hotchkins, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Master of Public Administration Department, U of U

Brianne Blanchard, LGBT Resource Center Secretary

Allison Boyer, fourth-year student graduating this spring with a BS in Environmental and Sustainability Studies

Gita Rani Mehrotra, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work, U of U

Saundra V. Stokes (moderator) Executive Director, Inclusion Center For Community Justice

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Hinckley Forums
3:40 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Latest Economic Developments in Europe and Germany

Tuesday April 8, 2014

  Dr. Bernd Fischer, German Consul General in Los Angeles

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Hinckley Forums
3:31 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Challenge of Building a Culture of Peace in the Middle East

Tuesday April 8, 2o14

Shimon Shetreet, Hinckley Institute Wayne Owens Chair

Presented by the Wayne Owens Middle East Fund

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Hinckley Forums
11:19 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Hinckley Forum: U.S. - Croatia Relations

Thursday April 3, 2014

  His Excellency Josko Paro, Ambassador to the U.S. for the Republica of Croatia

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Hinckley Forums
11:17 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Hinckley Forum: How Does Your Community Remember?

Wednesday April 2, 2014

Lina Smith, Asian Association of Utah

U.S. Ambassador John Price, Holocaust Survivor

Irene Ota, Diversity Coordinator, University of Utah College of Social Work

Armando Solorzano, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Family & Consumer Studies and Ethnic Studies

Jennifer Napier-Pearce (Moderator) Salt Lake Tribune Reporter

Presented by the Office for Equity and Diversity as part of Days of Remembrance 

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Hinckley Forums
11:12 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Internationalizing the University of Utah

Tuesday April 1, 2014

Fulbright Forum: Internationalizing the University of Utah

Dr. Michael Hardman, Ph.D. Chief Global Officer, Office for Global Engagement

Prof. Bruce L. Smith, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders; Fulbright Scholar, Poland

Prof. Wesley Saski-Uemura, Department of History; Fulbright Scholar, Japan

Mercedes Ward, Graduate Student Scholar, Nicaragua

David Proffitt, Graduate Student Scholar, India

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Hinckley Forums
11:08 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Private Equity at Work

Friday March 28, 2014

Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Research Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington D.C.

Co-Sponsored by the Economics Department, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
11:04 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Hinckley Forum: When Less is MORE in Health Care

Thursday March 27, 2014

 A panel discussion addressing waste and unnecessary health care in our community

Co-sponsored by Choosing Wisely, and HealthInsight

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Hinckley Forums
10:52 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Does the Bystander Foster Extremism - The Holocaust Death Marches

Thursday March 27, 2014

 Amos Guiora, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law

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Hinckley Forums
10:46 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Legal, Political, and Social Perspective on Same-Sex Marriage in Utah

Wednesday March 26, 2014

Elizabeth Clement, History Department, U of U

Dan Levin, Political Science Department, U of U

Ella Myers, Political Science Department, U of U

Presented by the Student Advisory Committee, Political Science Department, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
10:39 am
Wed April 2, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Interest in a Career in Foreign Service

Wednesday March 26, 2014

  D. James Bjorkman, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy, Managua, Nicaragua

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Hinckley Forums
11:42 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Fellowship and Internship Recruitment

Friday March 21, 2014

Sophia Dicaro, Deputy Director of The Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED)

Daniel Leifson, Senior Fellow of International Trade and Diplomacy (GOED)

Ryan Harris, Senior Fellow (GOED)

Adam Turvell

Vatsala Kaul, IT Business Solutions Manager

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Hinckley Forums
11:36 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Kerry Initiative

Friday March 21, 2014

The Kerry Initiative: Hope for Resolution of the Isreal - Palestine Conflict?

Stephen Zunes, Professor of Politics and Coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies, University of San Francisco

Co-sponsored by Peace Advocacy Coalition (PAC) and the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy

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Hinckley Forums
11:30 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Community Engagement in Psychology

Thursday March 20, 2014

Sean Meegan, instructor, Psychology Department, U of U

Michael Park, Community Engaged Learning TA

Hester Henderson, Associate Professor, Exercise and Sport Science, University of Utah

Michelle Ortega, Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Children's Center

Presented by the Bennion Center

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Hinckley Forums
11:17 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Freedoms We Are Committed to Protect

Thursday March 20, 2014

"'The Freedoms we are Committed to Protect': Political Science, Academic Freedom, and Institutional Review Boards in Historical Perspective"

Zachary Schray, Professor History, George Mason University

Co-sponsor by the Betty Glad Memorial Fund and the Political Science Department, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
11:04 am
Tue March 25, 2014

Hinckley Forum: U.S. Hungary Relations

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Wednesday March 19, 2014

  His Excellency Gyorgy Szapàry, Ambassador to the United States for Hungary

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Hinckley Forums
11:16 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Hinckley Forum: War and State Building - Pakistan in Comparative Perspective

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Monday March 17, 2014

T.V. Paul, James McGill Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Montreal; Leading scholar of international security, regional security and South Asia

Co-sponsored by the Asia Center and the UTah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

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Hinckley Forums
11:12 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Legislative Wrap-Up

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Monday March 17, 2014

Sen. Gene Davis, Senate Minority Leader

Rep. Joel K. Briscoe, Minority Caucus Manager

Lindsay Zizumbo, (Moderator) Program Manager - National, Hinckley Institute of Politics

Presented by the Reprsentative Rob Bishop Civic Engagment Fund

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Hinckley Forums
10:46 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Gay Family Matters

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Wednesday March 5, 2014

Elizabeth Clement, MUSE Lecture speaker; Associate Professor, Department of History, U of U

Presented by the Office of Equity and Diversity for Women's Week

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Hinckley Forums
1:29 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Made in America

Friday February 28, 2014

Made in America - Bringing Decision Making Home

Alaska's Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell

John Ratzenberger, Legendary Actor

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Hinckley Forums
1:25 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Hinckley Forum: New Pathways for a De-Carbonizing Economy

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Friday February 28, 2014

Juliet Schor, Professor of sociology at Boston College

Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
1:22 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Hinckley Forum: February Book Club

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Friday February 28, 2014

Ten Years a Slave by Julius Lester, Tom Feelings

Jeanetta Williams, President NAACP Salt Lake Branch

Co-sponsored by the J. Willard Marriott Library, ASUU, Daily Utah Chronicle

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Hinckley Forums
1:20 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Other Wes Moore

Learn more about the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

Thursday February 27, 2014

Wes Moore, American Author, businessman, and U.S. Army veteran. His first book, The Other Wes Moore, became an instant New York Times bestseller.

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