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
2:04 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Engaging Youth in Civic Participation

January 28, 2013

Engaging Youth in Civic Participation: Musical Models and International Perspectives

With International Visitors from Cameroon, Egypt, India, Mexico, Morocco and Oman

In cooperation with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy under the auspices of the Department of State'sInternational Visitor Leadership Program

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Hinckley Forums
5:13 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The European Union

January 23, 2013  

The European Union: A Personal Experience

Deputy Consul General Stefan Biedermann, German Consulate General Los Angeles

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Politics
12:04 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Hinckley Forums: A View from the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff

January 18, 2013

A View from the Edge of the Fiscal Cliff—What Happened and What’s Next?

Elizabeth M. Gore, former Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND)

Alexander R. Dahl, former Deputy Staff Director and Senior Counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia

Jacob A. Johnson, former Legislative Assistant for Senator Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT)

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Hinckley Forums
11:42 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Giving Hope

January 17, 2013

Giving Hope

Pamela Atkinson, Community Advocate

Anne Burkholder, Executive Director, Salt Lake YWCA

Vaughn Davis, Kelly Benson Apartment (Homeless Program Client)

Tamera Kolher, Director,  State Community Services Office

Matt Minkevitch, Executive Director of The Road Home

Karen Hale (Moderator) Communications Director, Salt lake City Corporation

Co-sponsored by the Bennion Center

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Hinckley Forums
11:17 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Hinckley Forums: From the Legislators’ Perspective

January 17, 2013  

From the Legislators’ Perspective: Upcoming Issues and Advice for Advocates

Featuring:  Speaker Rebecca D. Lockhart  (R)

Senator Wayne L. Niederhauser (R)

Senator Luz Robles (D)

Representative Jennifer M. Seelig (D)

Spencer Nitz (moderator)

ASUU Government Relations Board

Presented by: Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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Politics
10:52 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Hinckley Forums: The U.S. Foreign Service

January 16, 2013

The U.S. Foreign Service: Behind the Scenes of  American Diplomacy

Featuring: Nicholas Kralev, author, journalist and lecturer; former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent.

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Politics
4:04 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Fighting Hunger Worldwide

Wednesday January 16, 2013

  

Fighting Hunger Worldwide: The World Food Programme’s Global and Regional Reach

Featuring: Dr. Carlos Guevara Mann, Programme Officer, Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean United Nations World Food Programme.

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Politics
1:05 pm
Tue January 15, 2013

Hinckley Forums: Lobbying at the Utah State Legislature

Hinckley Forums: Lobbying at the Utah State Legislature

Monday, January 14, 2013

Lobbying at the Utah State Legislature
David Spatafore, Spatafore Consulting Group

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Politics
2:10 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Hinckley Forums: Serious Rules for Nuclear Power Without Proliferation

Hinckley Institute of Politics Froums

December 11, 2012

Serious Rules for Nuclear Power Without Proliferation

Henry Sokolski, Executive Director of the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

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Politics
5:45 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Hinckley Institute Forums: Utah Third Party Candidates 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Monday, December 3, 2012

Independent and Third Party Candidates in the 2012 Utah Elections—
Role, Effect, and Future


Bill Barron, Unaffiliated Candidate, U.S. Senate
Tim Chambless, Hinckley Academic Outreach Coordinator, Professor Lecturer
Charles Kimball, Unaffiliated Candidate, District 2, U.S Congress
Ty Markham, Justice Party Candidate, State Legislature

Jeff Robinson, (moderator) Associate, The Exoro Group

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Politics
5:10 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Hinckley Forums: Helping Those in Need

Helping Those in Need - Kristin Cox

Monday, December 03, 2012

Helping Those in Need

Kristen Cox, Executive Director, Department of Workforce Services

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Politics
6:04 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Hinckley Forums:

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Politics & Social Media: How Tweet It is...
 
Howard Mortman, Communications Director, C-Span

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Politics
4:31 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hinckley Forums: Navigating an International Career

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Navigating an International Career

Harvey Scott, Regional Director-The Americas, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development

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Politics
4:27 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Hinckley Forums: Time to Rethink U.S. Policy on Iran

Hinckley Institute of Politics

Friday, November 16, 2012

Time to Rethink U.S. Policy on Iran

Barbara Slavin, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council's South Asia Center and Washington correspondent for Al-Monitor.com
 

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Politics
4:46 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hinckley Forums- Community Engagement: Service in the Sciences

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Community Engagement: Service in the Sciences

Megan Eames, Volunteer Coordinator, Red Butte Garden
Amy Sibul, Community Engaged Learning Coordinator in Biology
Brandi Thomson, Service-Learning Student
Lindsey Nesbitt, Associate Instructor, Biology Department
Vangie Manzanares, (moderator) Teaching Biology major

Presented by the Bennion Center

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Politics
4:34 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Hinckley Forums- The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why it Will Be Long

Hinckley Institute of Politics Forums

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Downturn: How We Got Here and Why It Will Be Long

Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics and Masters of Public Policy, U of U

Dean Baker, Co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C.

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Politics
2:55 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Who Won and Why

Who Won and Why - Election 2012

November 07, 2012

Who Won and Why

Dan Jones, President, Dan Jones & Associates
Frank Pignanelli, Weekly Political Columnist for Deseret News
LaVarr Webb, Publisher, Utah Policy Daily, Weekly Political Columnist for Deseret News
Doug Foxley, Attorney-at-Law Partner Foxley and Pignanelli, Nationally Recognized Political Consultant

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Politics
4:55 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Hinckley Forums- Teach for America: Closing the Achievement Gap

Teach for America: Closing the Achievement Gap

Teach for America: Closing the Achievement Gap

Cameron Beech, 2010 Oklahoma Corps Member, 2015 J.D. Candidate
Avery Seretan, TFA Recruitment Manager
Adam Wilson, TFA Recruitment Director
Logan Froerer, TFA Campus Campaign Coordinator
 

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Politics
2:31 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Hinckley Institute: The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

The Role of Lieutenant Governor as State Election Officer

Greg Bell, Utah Lieutenant Governor
Mark Thomas, Deputy Chief of Staff/Director of Elections

Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund


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Politics
3:15 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Hinckley Institute: Arab Uprisings and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective

Hinckley Institute: Arab Uprisings and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective

November 02, 2012

Arab Uprisings and Revolutions: An Indigenous Perspective

Dr. Joseph A. Kechichian, CEO of Kechichian & Associates, LLC

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Politics
12:31 pm
Fri October 26, 2012

Hinckley Institute Forums: Democracy at Work: Learn, Discuss, Engage

Hinckley: Democracy at Work: Learn, Discuss, Engage

Thursday, Oct 25, 2012

Professors James Curry, Samuel Handlin

Steven Johnston, Political Science Department

Professor Peri Schwartz-Shea,  Political Science Department U of U

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Politics
1:29 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Hinckley Institute: A Reporter’s Perspective of the Utah State Legislature: The Good, Bad, and Ugly

A Reporter’s Perspective of the Utah State Legislature: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paul Rolly, Columnist, The Salt Lake Tribune

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Politics
5:53 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics

Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Civility, Civic Engagement and a More Mature Politics

University of Utah Community Engagement Day as part of the Inauguration Week for President David W. Pershing

Senator Curtis Bramble
Mayor Peter Corroon
Mayor JoAnn Seghini
Kilo Zamora, Executive Director, Inclusion Center for Community and Justice
John T. Kesler (moderator) Director, Utah Civility and Community

Politics
1:49 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: The Need for State and Local Government Problem-Solving

The Need for State and Local Government Problem-Solving

Monday, October 22, 2012

Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker

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Politics
6:10 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Who’s Going to Win and Why

Hinckley Institute Forums: Who’s Going to Win and Why

Friday, October 19, 2012

Breakfast and Politics With Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers

Co-sponsored by The Salt Lake Chamber Capitol Club


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Politics
6:05 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: U.S. - Spain Relations

Hinckley Institute of Politics: U.S. - Spain Relations

Friday, October 19, 2012

His Excellency Ramon Gil-Casares Satrustegui, Ambassador to the United States for Spain.

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Politics
5:41 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Alzheimer’s State Plan

Hinckley Forums: Alzheimer’s State Plan

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Matthew Baumgart, Senior Director for Government Affairs, National Alzheimer’s Association
Dr. Norman L. Foster, Director Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research
Senator Karen Morgan, Sponsor
Nick Zullo, Director of Program and Advocacy
 

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Politics
5:30 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Public Education Problems Magnified in an Election Year

Public Education Problems Magnified in an Election Year

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lily Eskelsen, Vice President, National Education Association

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Politics
3:31 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics- Community Engagement: Creating Community Well-Being

Community Engagement: Creating Community Well-Being

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Marissa Diener, Associate Professor, FCS
Loretta Rudd, Clinical Assistant Professor, FCS
Ashley Davies, (moderator) Family and Consumer Studies major

Presented by the Bennion Center

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Politics
2:53 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Hinckley Institute of Politics: Utah’s Parties and Elections

Utah’s Parties and Elections

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Jim Dabakis, Chair, Utah State Democratic Party
Thomas Wright, Chair, Utah State Republican Party
 

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