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 Forums: Current Political Landscape

Oct 28, 2013

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

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

Oct 25, 2013

Tuesday October 22, 2013

Paul Rolly, Columnist, Salt Lake Tribune

Thursday October 10, 2013

  Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

Hinckley Forums: Syria and U.S. Foreign Polich

Oct 9, 2013

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

Thursday October 3, 2013

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

Co-sponsored by the Sam Rich Program in International Politics

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

Sep 27, 2013

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

Hinckley Forums: Women in Utah Politics Panel

Sep 19, 2013

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

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

Hinckley Forums: Campaign Finance After Citizens United

Sep 16, 2013

Monday September 16, 2013

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

Thursday September 12, 2013

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

Wednesday September 11, 2013

David Buhler, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education

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

Hinckley Forums: A Utah Immigration Conversion

Apr 19, 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday April 16, 2013

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

Maxwell Stoneman, Foreign Service Officer

Hinckley Forums: Nonviolent Struggle

Apr 16, 2013

Friday April 12, 2013

Nonviolent Struggle: Past Use and Future Potential

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

Hinckley Forums: Barack Obama and the Future of Liberalism

Apr 16, 2013

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

Monday April 15, 2013

Working in Partnership with Utah State Government

Bob Springmeyer, President Bonneville Research

Jonathan Springmeyer, Vice President Bonneville Research

Hinckley Forums: Realizing the Dream

Apr 15, 2013

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)

Hinckley Forums: The Sequester and U

Apr 15, 2013

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

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

Hinckley Forums: Congressman Jason Chaffetz

Apr 8, 2013

Monday April 8, 2013

Washington Update: Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT)

Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

Hinckley Forums: U.S. - Thailand Relations

Apr 8, 2013

Friday April 5, 2013

U.S. - Thailand Relations

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

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

Hinckley Forums: The Police as Public Servants

Apr 3, 2013

Wednesday April 3, 2013

The Police as Public Servants

Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police

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

Monday April 1, 2013

Capturing the Utah Legislature in Political Cartoons

Pat Bagley, Political Cartoonist for the Salt Lake Tribune