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.

Hinckley Forum: How to Get Community Engaged Through the U

Sep 30, 2014

Thursday September 18, 2014

Dean McGovern, Director, Bennion Center

Ashley Glen, Learning Abroad Coordinator

Trever Bruhn, Program Director, BEACON Scholars, Office of Engagement

Rachel-Hayes-Harb, Associate Professor of Linguistics, Director of Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

Patrick McShane, Program Manager, My U Signature Experience MUSE

Thursday September 11, 2014

Ambassador Dr. Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Serbia to the UN and other international organizations in Geneva (2009-2013)

Hinckley Forum: Latin America Rising

Sep 30, 2014

Tuesday September 9, 2014

Latin America Rising Until the Rulers Obey: Voices from Latin American Social Movements

Book Talk and Dialogue with the editors Clifton Ross and Marcy Rein

Presented by the Sam Rich Program in International Politics

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

Apr 24, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: BEACON Scholars

Apr 24, 2014

Thursday April 17, 2014

  Presented by the Bennion Center

Hinckley Forum: U.S. - UK Cooperation

Apr 24, 2014

Wednesday April 16, 2014

  Sir Peter Westmacott,British Ambassador to the USA

Hinckley Forum: Pursuing Peace - Healing 9/11

Apr 24, 2014

Wednesday April 16, 2014

  Ann Wright, Army Reserve Veteran

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

Apr 24, 2014

Tuesday April, 15, 2014

Han dong-man, Korean Consul General in San Francisco

Hinckley Forum: The Future of the World Trade Organization

Apr 24, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: The NSA and Our Constitutional Rights

Apr 11, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: "I Love Gay People"

Apr 11, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: The Latest Economic Developments in Europe and Germany

Apr 11, 2014

Tuesday April 8, 2014

  Dr. Bernd Fischer, German Consul General in Los Angeles

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

Apr 11, 2014

Tuesday April 8, 2o14

Shimon Shetreet, Hinckley Institute Wayne Owens Chair

Presented by the Wayne Owens Middle East Fund

Hinckley Forum: U.S. - Croatia Relations

Apr 8, 2014

Thursday April 3, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: How Does Your Community Remember?

Apr 8, 2014

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 

Hinckley Forum: Internationalizing the University of Utah

Apr 8, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Private Equity at Work

Apr 2, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: When Less is MORE in Health Care

Apr 2, 2014

Thursday March 27, 2014

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

Co-sponsored by Choosing Wisely, and HealthInsight

Thursday March 27, 2014

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

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

Hinckley Forum: Interest in a Career in Foreign Service

Apr 2, 2014

Wednesday March 26, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Fellowship and Internship Recruitment

Mar 25, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: The Kerry Initiative

Mar 25, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Community Engagement in Psychology

Mar 25, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: The Freedoms We Are Committed to Protect

Mar 25, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: U.S. Hungary Relations

Mar 25, 2014

Wednesday March 19, 2014

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

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

Mar 20, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Legislative Wrap-Up

Mar 20, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Gay Family Matters

Mar 17, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Made in America

Mar 3, 2014

Friday February 28, 2014

Made in America - Bringing Decision Making Home

Alaska's Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell

John Ratzenberger, Legendary Actor