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
3:51 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Syria and U.S. Foreign Polich

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

Tuesday October 8, 2013

A Line in the Sand: Syria and U.S. Foreign Policy

Professor Tabitha Benney, Political Science Department

Professor Brent Steele, Political Science Department and Wormouth Presidential Chair

Professor Deen Chatterjee, S.J. Quinney College of Law

Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science

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Hinckley Forums
3:32 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Tunisia, the Arab Uprising, and the Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

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

Thursday October 3, 2013

Ambassador Gordon Gray, former U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia

Co-sponsored by the Sam Rich Program in International Politics

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Hinckley Forums
11:26 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Who is Watching the NSA While it is Watching You?

Thursday September 26, 2013

U.S. Federal District Court Judge Dee Benson, U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA)

Co-sponsored by the J. Willard Marriott Library and the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund for Constitution Day

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Hinckley Forums
3:49 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Women in Utah Politics Panel

Thursday September 19, 2013

Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck (D)

Sen. Luz Robles (D)

Rep. Ronda Menlove (R)

Sen. Deidre Henderson (R)

Anne Burkholder (Moderator) Executive Director of Salt Lake YWCA

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Hinckley Forums
3:42 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Unleash the Power of Free Enterprise to Deliver Fuel of the Future

Tuesday September 17, 2013

Bob Inglis, Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative, George Mason University; Member of U.S. House of Representatives (R-SC 1993-1998; 2005-2010)

Co-sponsored by teh Stegner Center

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Hinckley Forums
5:15 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Campaign Finance After Citizens United

Monday September 16, 2013

Matthew Sanderson, attorney for "The Colbert Report" in the Political Law Practice group of Caplin & Drysdale

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Hinckley Forums
5:12 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The 9/11 Terrorist Attack - Legal Liability and Public Policy Issues

Thursday September 12, 2013

Steven Badger, Attorney, Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason; Dallas, Texas

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Hinckley Forums
5:04 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Strategies for Student Success in the Utah System of Higher Education

Wednesday September 11, 2013

David Buhler, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education

Co-sponsored by ASUU and the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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Hinckley Forums
10:45 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Hinckley Forums: A Utah Immigration Conversion

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Friday April 19, 2013

A Utah Immigration Conversation

Mark Shurtleff, former Utah Attorney General

Jason Mathis, Executive Vice President, Salt Lake Chamber & Downtown Alliance Executive Diretor

Luz Robles, Utah State Senator

Marty Carpenter (moderator), EVP of Communications, Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce

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Hinckley Forums
3:16 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Hinckley Institute: Community Engagement and Chemical Engineering

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Thursday April 18, 2013

Community Engagement and Chemical Engineering

Geoff Silcox, Professor (Lecturer) and Associate Chair, Department of Chemical Engineering

Patrick Barickman, Environmental Scientist at Utah Division of Air Quality

James Kyle Danise, student, chemical engineering

Presented by the Bennion Center

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Hinckley Forums
3:10 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Hinckley Forums: An American Journey from the Schoolhouse to The White House

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Thursday April 18, 2013

An American Journey from the Schoolhouse to The White House

Mickey Ibara, University of Utah alum, Hinckley Institute of Politics Fellow, former Utah classroom teacher and Assistant to the President of the United States will share his personal story of obstacles overcome to achieve success and respond to student questions at this Hinckley Forum

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Hinckley Forums
11:57 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Worldy Ethics: Democratic Politics and Care for the World

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

Wednesday April 17, 2013

Book Release Event for Ella Myers, University of Utah: Author of the new book, Worldly Ethics: Democratic Politics and Care for the World (Duke University Press)

Ella Myers, Assistant Professor, Political Science and Gender Studies

Mark Button, Associate Professor, Political Science

Edmund Fong, Associate Professor, Political Science and Ethnic Studies

Angela Smith, Associate Professor, English and Gender Studies

Co-sponsored by The Political Science Department, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
11:50 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Finance in the Global Economy

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Wednesday April 17, 2013

Finance in the Global Economy: Insights into Capital Development

Dr. Cihan Biginsory, Economics Department U of U

Dr. Korkut Keturk, Economics Department U of U

Dr. Lance Girton, Economics Department U of U

Co-sponsored by The Economics Student Advisory Committee

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Hinckley Forums
11:45 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Utah's Political Parties and the Utah State Legislature

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Wednesday April 17, 2013

Utah's Political Parties and the Utah State Legislature

Thomas Wright, Chair, Utah State Republican Party

Jim Dabakis, Chair, Utah State Democratic Party

Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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Hinckley Forums
4:38 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Careers in the Foreign Service and The Work of the U.S. Department of State

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Tuesday April 16, 2013

Careers in the Foreign Service and The Work of the U.S. Department of State

Maxwell Stoneman, Foreign Service Officer

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Hinckley Forums
10:18 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Nonviolent Struggle

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Friday April 12, 2013

Nonviolent Struggle: Past Use and Future Potential

Jamila Raqib, Executive Director, Albert Einstein Institution and assistant to Dr. Gene Sharp

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Hinckley Forums
10:13 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

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Friday April 12, 2013

Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

Charles Kesler, author, I am the Change: Barack Obama and the Crisis of Liberalism

Co-Sponsored by The John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy and Public Affairs

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Hinckley Forums
11:44 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Working in Partnership with Utah State Government

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Monday April 15, 2013

Working in Partnership with Utah State Government

Bob Springmeyer, President Bonneville Research

Jonathan Springmeyer, Vice President Bonneville Research

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Hinckley Forums
11:26 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Realizing the Dream

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Wednesday April 10, 2013

Realizing the Dream: Equality for All

Judge William Thorne, Court of Appeals

Jesse Nix, Utah Minority Bar Association President

Grace Acosta, attorney, Scalley Reading Bates Hansen & Rasmussen

Judge Vernice Trease, 3rd District Court (Moderator)

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Hinckley Forums
11:20 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The Sequester and U

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Tuesday April 9 , 2013

The Sequester and U: An Informational Panel about the 2013 Sequestration and Its Impact on the County, State, and Students

Rick Haskell, Graduate Teaching Asst. (E), Economics Department

James Curry, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

Co-sponosered by ASUU Government Relations

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Hinckley Forums
4:18 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Hinckley Forums: A National Tour Exposing a Silent Social Tragedy

Monday April 8, 2013

A National Tour Exposing A Silent Social Problem

Craig Juntenen, President and Founder of Both Ends Burning; Executive Producer of “STUCK”Award Winning Documentary

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Hinckley Forums
3:43 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Monday April 8, 2013

Washington Update: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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Hinckley Forums
11:19 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Hinckley Forums: U.S. - Thailand Relations

Friday April 5, 2013

U.S. - Thailand Relations

His Excellency Chaiyong Satjipanon, Ambassador to the U.S. for the Kingdom of Thailand

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Hinckley Forums
11:13 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Hinckley Forums: How to Bring a Just Peace to the Holy Land

Thursday April 4, 2013

How to Bring a Just Peace to the Holy Land

Fellow Phyllis Bennis, directs the New Internationalism Project at Institute of Policy Studies; fellow, Transnational Institute in Amsterdam

Co-sponsored by the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, Religious Studies Program, Middle East Center, U of U

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Hinckley Forums
4:24 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The Police as Public Servants

Wednesday April 3, 2013

The Police as Public Servants

Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police

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Hinckley Forums
4:17 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The Front Line of Development

Wednesday April 3, 2013

The Front Line of Development: A Civil Affairs Officer's Experiences working in Afghanistan

Dane Sawyer, MIAGE student who recently returend from Afghanistan where he served in the US armed forces.

Co-sponsored by University of Utah's Masters of International Affairs and Global Enterprise (MIAGE) program

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Hinckley Forums
1:08 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Capturing the Utah Legislature in Political Cartoons

Monday April 1, 2013

Capturing the Utah Legislature in Political Cartoons

Pat Bagley, Political Cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune

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Hinckley Forums
3:02 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Hinckley Forums: U.S. Military Strategy in the Obama Era

Thursday March 28, 2013

U.S. Military Strategy in the Obama Era: Global Presence and Local Resistance

David Vine, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, American University

Ken Jameson, Professor of Economics, U of U

Co-sponsored by the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, and the "Pathways to Peace" organizing team

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Hinckley Forums
11:35 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Governing Cooperatively to Solve Problems at the County, City, and State Levels

Wednesday March 27, 2013

Governing Cooperatively to Solve Problems at the County, City, and State Levels

Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams

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Hinckley Forums
11:19 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Mentoring Matters

Tuesday March 26, 2013

  Mentoring Matters: Paving the Path for Young Women in Utah Politics

Anne Burkholder, Executive Director of Salt Lake YMCA, Salt Lake City

Marla Kennedy, Political Consultant, Owner of Kennedy Consulting Inc; Account Executive, University Marketing & Communication

Lisa Arbon Tagge, Director, UCard Services &  Auxiliary Programs

Ella Myers (Moderator), Assistant Professor, Politics Sciencce Department, U of U

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