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: 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

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

Feb 21, 2014

Thursday February 6, 2013 Jason Perry , Vice President for Government Relations, U of U Presented by ASUU Government Relations Board

Hinckley Forum: Israel's Nuclear Weapons Program

Feb 21, 2014

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

Wednesday February 12, 2014 His Excellency Elin Suleymanov , Ambassador to the United States for Azerbaijan

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

Tuesday February 4, 2014 Kashmir Hill , Senior Online Editor at Forbes and author of The Not-So-Private-Parts blog

Hinckley Forums: Conservation Challenges

Feb 5, 2014

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.

Hinckley Forums: Regulating Free Speech and Campaign Finance

Jan 24, 2014

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

Hinckley Forums: Benghazi - Why It Matters

Jan 24, 2014

Friday January 17, 2014 Benghazi: Why It Matters Congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-R) Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

Hinckley Forums: Religion, Terror, and Error

Jan 15, 2014

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

Hinckley Forums: Neighborhood Elections or County My Vote?

Jan 15, 2014

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

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

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

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

Nov 19, 2013

Tuesday November 19, 2013 Rob Natelson , Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence, Independence Institute Presented by the Sutherland Institute

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

Nov 19, 2013

Thursday November 14, 2013 John de Graaf , author, Affluence and What is the Economy Good for, Anyway?

Hinckley Forums: The Police as Public Servants

Nov 15, 2013

Thursday November 14, 2013 Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police

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

Nov 13, 2013

Tuesday November 12, 2013 Ambassador John Campbell , Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

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

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

Tuesday October 29, 2013 David Ottaway , Senior Scholar, Middle East Program, Wilson Center

Hinckley Forums: Political Cartoons

Oct 31, 2013

Tuesday October 29, 2013 Pat Bagley , political cartoonist, Salt Lake Tribune