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: "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

Hinckley Forum: New Pathways for a De-Carbonizing Economy

Mar 3, 2014

Friday February 28, 2014

Juliet Schor, Professor of sociology at Boston College

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

Hinckley Forum: February Book Club

Mar 3, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: The Other Wes Moore

Mar 3, 2014

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.

Thursday February 27, 2014

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

Hinckley Forums: State of ASUU

Feb 26, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Cultures in Contact

Feb 21, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: U.S. Policy Toward Iran

Feb 21, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: India's Foreign Policy

Feb 21, 2014

Wednesday February 19, 2014

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

Hinckley Forum: Real Women Run

Feb 21, 2014

Tuesday February 18, 2014

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

Tuesday February 18, 2014

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