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
1:17 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Can the International Monetary System Accommodate the Rise of China?

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Thursday February 27, 2014

Benjamin J. Cohen, Louis G. Lancaster Professor International Political Economy, University of California, Santa Barbara

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9:27 am
Wed February 26, 2014

Hinckley Forums: State of ASUU

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Tuesday February 25, 2014

A way for students to know how ASUU is doing, what they've accomplished at this school, and how students can get involved on campus

Sam Ortiz, President ASUU

Sara Seastrand, Vice President ASUU

Kendahl Melvin, Senior Class President

Scott Thatcher, Chief of Staff ASUU

Presented by ASUU

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Hinckley Forums
12:26 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Cultures in Contact

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Thursday February 20, 2014

Lily Alavi, Associate Instructor, Languages and Literature

Rose Maree Sazesh, Program Assistant, Salt Lake County Foster Grandparent Program and Senior Companion Program

Geoffrey Lugli, Donations Coordinator, International Rescue Committee

Presented by the Bennion Center

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12:21 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: U.S. Policy Toward Iran

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Thursday February 20, 2014

U.S. Policy Toward Iran: Sanctions and Negotiations

Andrew Jensen, Lead Policy Advisor on Iran in the Treasury's Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

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10:51 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: India's Foreign Policy

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Wednesday February 19, 2014

Aparna Pande, Research Fellow and Director Hudson Institute's Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia

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10:47 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Real Women Run

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Tuesday February 18, 2014

Deedee Corradini, Former Mayor of Salt Lake City (1992 - 2000)

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10:39 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The Politics & Culture of Relief and Reconstruction - Post-Earthquake Haiti

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Tuesday February 18, 2014

Amy Vilentz, Contributing Editor, The Nation magazine: Professor of English, Literary Journalism Program, University of California, Irvine

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10:27 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Making the Case for Higher Education to the Utah Legislature

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Thursday February 6, 2013

Jason Perry, Vice President for Government Relations, U of U

Presented by ASUU Government Relations Board

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10:15 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Hinckley Forum: Israel's Nuclear Weapons Program

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Wednesday February 5, 2014

Israel's Nuclear Weapons Program and America's Promotion of a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free Zone in the Middle East

Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, NPEC

Sponsored by the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy

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11:31 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Hinckley Forum: The U.S. - Azerbaijani Relations and Unresolved Karabakh Conflict

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Wednesday February 12, 2014

  His Excellency Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador to the United States for Azerbaijan

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11:28 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Fostering Student Leadership and Development

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Tuesday February 11, 2014

Kathryn Kay, Director, Office of Orientation and Leadership Development

Sonja Jensen, Director, Greek Council

Tom Hurtado, communications advisor, ASUU

Nick Robbins, Assistant Director, Admissions

Sam Ortiz (Moderator), President, ASUU

Presented by ASUU

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Hinckley Forums
11:26 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Big Brother vs. Big Business - Perspective on the NSA Controversy

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Tuesday February 4, 2014

Kashmir Hill, Senior Online Editor at Forbes and author of The Not-So-Private-Parts blog

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11:22 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Conservation Challenges

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Friday January 31, 2014

Dalmas H. Nelson Lecture

Conservation Challenges - The Trends and How We Are Making a Difference Today

Mary Wagner, Associate Chief, U.S. Forest Service, Washington, D.C.

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10:50 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Regulating Free Speech and Campaign Finance

Wednesday January 22, 2014

Regulating Free Speech and Campaign Finance: Where Should We Dram the Lines?

Bill Maurer, Executive Director, Institute for Justice Washington Chapter

Rep. Greg Hughes, Utah House Majority Whip

Royce Van Tassell (Moderator) Association Vice President, Utah Taxpayers Association

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Hinckley Forums
10:40 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Benghazi - Why It Matters

Friday January 17, 2014

Benghazi: Why It Matters

Congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-R)

Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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12:27 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Religion, Terror, and Error

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Tuesday January 14, 2014

Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement

Dr. Douglas Johnston, president and founder of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy; previous assignments, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy; Director of Policy Planning and Management, Office of Emergency Preparedness

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12:19 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Hinckley Forums: Neighborhood Elections or County My Vote?

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Monday January 13, 2014

Taylor Morgan, Executive Director, Count My Vote Campaign

James Humphreys, Media/Public Relations Chair, Protect Our Neighborhood Elections

Co-sponsored by the College Republicans at the University of Utah

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Hinckley Forums
9:55 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The Victory Lab

Tuesday December 3, 2013

The Victory Lab: The Secret of Winning Campaigns

Sasha Issenberg, Journalist and author; Fall 2013 Fellow, Harvard University Institute of Politics

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4:27 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Your Future Career Depends Upon Global Engagment

Wednesday November 20, 2013

James Mayfield, Co-founder, CHOICE Humanitarian, author, Professor Emeritus - Public Administration & Middle East Studies - U of U, Consultant for Governments in 15 Countries

Global Internship Week

Presented by the Same Rich Program in International Politics Lecture Fund

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1:08 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Hinckley Institute: The Actual Meaning of the Constitution's Commerce Power

Tuesday November 19, 2013

Rob Natelson, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence, Independence Institute

Presented by the Sutherland Institute

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12:25 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Hinckley Forums: What is the Economy Good for, Anyway?

Thursday November 14, 2013

  John de Graaf, author, Affluence and What is the Economy Good for, Anyway?

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1:27 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The Police as Public Servants

Thursday November 14, 2013

Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police

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10:14 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Africa in Transition - Elections and Election-like Events

Tuesday November 12, 2013

Ambassador John Campbell, Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

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4:56 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Hinckley Forums: It's Not Just Over There - Countering U.S. Sponsored Terrorism in the 21st Century

Thursday November 7, 2013

Allen Nairn, award-winning American Investigative Journalist

Co-sponsored by Economics, SAC, HESA, Communication, Honors College, Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, Latin American Studies

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4:53 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Reclaiming Our Democracy - Healing the Break Between People and Government

Thursday November 7, 2013

Sam Daley-Harris, president and founder of RESULTS Education Fund; author, Reclaiming Our Democracy: Healing the Break Between People and Government

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1:52 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Oil in the Middle East/Revolution and Counterrevolution in the Arab World

Tuesday October 29, 2013

 David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Middle East Program, Wilson Center

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1:48 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Political Cartoons

Tuesday October 29, 2013

Pat Bagley, political cartoonist, Salt Lake Tribune

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5:00 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Current Political Landscape

Monday October 28, 2013

Senator Robert F. Bennett (R-UT, 1993-2011)

Co-Sponsored by the College Republicans and the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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2:20 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Hinckley Forums: A Reporter's Perspective of the Utah State Legislature

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Paul Rolly, Columnist, Salt Lake Tribune

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4:57 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Restorative/Therapeutic Justice - A Need for Alternatives to Traditional Prosecutio

Thursday October 10, 2013

  Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

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