2014 MEDIA COVERAGE

The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts many notable public officials and political experts every year. Follow the links below for media coverage of Hinckley Forums and other Hinckley Institute events.


December 30, 2014: "First Black Republican Congresswoman Wants To Be Known For More" (NPR) "Tim Chambless is a professor with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. He says the state's fourth district was drawn to have a 62 percent Republican advantage."

December 29, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Finally, good possibilities with Cuba" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 29, 2014: "Romney eyeing 2016 presidential race, longtime friend says" (KSL) "Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said many of Romney's past backers are waiting to see what he'll do."

December 29, 2014: "Romney eyes 2016 run for president, close friend says" (KSTU) "Romney’s long-time advisor, former chairman and general counsel of Romney’s leaderships PACs Kirk Jowers, [director of the Hinckley Institute,] said the Republican is considering it."

December 29, 2014: "Mitt Romney eyeing presidential run in 2016, longtime friend says" (Deseret News) "Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said many of Romney's past backers are waiting to see what he'll do."

December 27, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the Steve Reinhart Show on K-Talk Radio (AM 630) regarding recent litigation surrounding Count My Vote/Senate Bill 54.

December 27, 2014: "Utah came first for Rep. Jim Matheson, but what comes next?" (Deseret News) "[Rep. Jim Matheson] anticipates being affiliated with the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics in some way but not as a full-time job."

December 27, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to Red Meat Radio on KKAT AM 860 regarding Jon Hunstman Sr.'s comments about Senator Mike Lee, as well as recent litigation surrounding Count My Vote/Senate Bill 54.

December 23, 2014: "Harsh criticism from Huntsman draws response from Sen. Lee" (KUTV) "A political expert, Morgan Lyon Cotti from the University of Utah['s Hinckley Institute of Politics] says Huntsman's comments could complicate Lee's reelection bid."

December 23, 2014: "Hatch 'sorry to see' Lee called an 'embarrassment' to Utah" (Deseret News) "Although Hatch was careful not to criticize Lee, who won office in 2010 after GOP delegates voted out longtime Sen. [and current Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar] Bob Bennett, he did suggest Lee needs to broaden his support beyond the tea party wing of the party."

December 23, 2014: "Jon Huntsman Sr. calls Senator Mike Lee an embarrassment in recent interview" (KUTV) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics notes Lee has seen his approval rating go up in recent polls, but says he does face some perception problems."

December 22, 2014: "Tea partier braces for primary challenger from the establishment" (Politico) "Sources said he has spoken with Josh Romney, the son of former Gov. Mitt Romney, and University of Utah political scientist [and Hinckley Institute director] Kirk Jowers, as well as Beattie."

December 22, 2014: "Sacrifices In Journalism And Whistleblowing: A Tribute to Truth-Tellers" (MintPress News) "Thomas Drake, a former National Security Agency senior executive who leaked information to the media, addressees the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, Thursday, April 10, 2014, in Salt Lake City."

December 22, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Lesson for Cruz — Politics are a team sport" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 19, 2014: "News roundup: Jon Huntsman makes list of Stephen Colbert’s best political takedowns" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Rep. Jason Chaffetz is the Hinckley Institute’s politician of the year."

December 17, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio on The Doug Wright Show. They discussed his op-ed in Wednesday’s Deseret News where the Hinckley Institute named Rep. Jason Chaffetz as the 2014 Politician of the Year and Count My Vote developments.

December 17, 2014: "My view: Chaffetz named ‘politician of year’" (Deseret News) "On the eve of the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ 50th anniversary, we remain dedicated to championing the vision of our founder Robert H. Hinckley: "'Every student a politician.' ... Kirk L. Jowers is director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Ellesse S. Balli, the Communications and Academic Coordinator for the Hinckley Institute, contributed to this article."

December 15, 2014: "Robert Bennett: More political participation needed" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 11, 2014: "Trib Talk: Count My Vote and the GOP lawsuit" (Salt Lake Tribune) "On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah GOP chair James Evans and Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the lawsuit, internal divisions within the GOP over the issue and what it means for Utah voters."

December 11, 2014: "News roundup: GOP donors plan to anoint candidate ahead of the primaries" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utah Republican Party chair James Evans and Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers discuss the lawsuit over the Count My Vote compromise bill and what it means for Utah voters."

December 10, 2014: "News roundup: Note to GOP: Voters pick candidates, not donors" (Salt Lake Tribune) "SLC Mayor Ralph Becker attends a disaster recovery workshop on resilient future, meets with Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and video links to an International Climate Conference."

December 10, 2014: "Fraternity at U of U recognized for efforts to stop sexual assaults on campus" (KSTU) "In January, they’re planning a forum in conjunction with the Hinckley Institute of Politics to address campus and state policies on sexual assault."

December 9, 2014: "News roundup: GOP donors plan to anoint candidate ahead of the primaries" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Utah Republican Party chair James Evans and Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers discuss the lawsuit over the Count My Vote compromise bill and what it means for Utah voters."

December 9, 2014: "Trib Talk: Count My Vote and the GOP lawsuit" (Salt Lake Tribune) "On Tuesday at 12:15 p.m., Utah GOP chair James Evans and Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to talk about the lawsuit, internal divisions within the GOP over the issue and what it means for Utah voters."

December 8, 2014: "Love raised $5M in 2014, double her 2012 haul" (Associated Press) "Tim Chambless, a professor of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said that's not surprising considering the year-round nature of political campaigns." 

December 8, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Dependent on high oil prices, Russia is now in trouble" (KSL) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 6, 2014: "Op-ed: Count My Vote compromise was bought by Utah elites " (Salt Lake Tribune) "Recently, Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, published an op-ed expressing concern about the Utah Republican Party’s intent to challenged SB54."

December 6, 2014: "Top Mormon leaders mostly Republican; two switch to unaffiliated" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Despite the decidedly Republican leanings of LDS apostles, [Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar and] former Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, doesn’t believe Mormons take their political cues from their leaders. '[The apostles] are so scrupulously neutral in any public statements,' said Bennett, who is LDS. 'They probably do not have any particular impact on how people vote.'"

December 5, 2014: "My view: There's a path forward for West Africa" (Deseret News) "Dr. Ty Dickerson is associate professor of pediatrics and dean of global health education at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Willem Collier is a global health intern at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

December 3, 2014: "As independent voters increase, emergence of a viable third party looms" (KSL) "Perhaps, a third party could become a legitimate contender given the right political and social circumstances which can facilitate and popularize a single-issue campaign, noted Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 2, 2014: "Count My Vote Lawsuit Pits Republicans Against Each Other" (Utah Political Capitol) "'However, a number of partisans, including some legislators, were strongly opposed to entirely losing the caucus/convention process,' Hinckley Institute of Politics Director and co-founder of Count My Vote, Kirk Jowers, said in an opinion piece two weeks ago in The Salt Lake Tribune."

December 2, 2014: "Challenging the Caucus Compromise" (KUER) Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, spoke to RadioWest regarding the Utah Republican Party's legal challenge of SB54.

December 1, 2014: "Becker in the Driver's Seat for 2015" (utahpolicy.com) "Wilson ran for mayor under the new form of government in 1979 and won. He won a third term as mayor in 1983, but resigned the post in 1985 to become head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

December 1, 2014: "Becker seeking third term; Garrott to challenge him as Rocky, Biskupski consider running, too" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Becker held a news conference Monday to announce his intention to become Salt Lake City’s first mayor elected to a third term since Ted Wilson in 1983. (Wilson left office midway through his final term to take a position at the University of Utah['s Hinckley Institute of Politics].)

December 1, 2014: "SLC mayor to seek 3rd term in office" (KSL) "In recent history, only Ted Wilson sought a third term as mayor. While he was re-elected, Wilson did not complete his final term, leaving office in 1985 to become director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

December 1, 2014: "Ralph Becker to seek third term as Salt Lake mayor" (Salt Lake Tribune) "In recent history, only Ted Wilson sought a third term as Salt Lake mayor. While he was re-elected, Wilson did not complete his final term, leaving office in 1985 to become director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

December 1, 2014: "Becker to seek third term as SLC mayor" (KSTU) "Political scientist Tim Chambless with the Hinckley Institute points out the similarities between the two candidates."

December 1, 2014: "Robert Bennett: What the departure of Defense Secretary Hagel really tells us" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 30, 2014: "Becker to Announce He Will Run for a Third Term, Garrott Also Running for SLC Mayor" (utahpolicy.com) "Ted Wilson won three elections for Mayor of Salt Lake City, but he resigned during his third term to head up the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 29, 2014: "Utah GOP suing state over ‘Count My Vote’ legislation" (St. George News) "According to The Salt Lake Tribune, Kirk Jowers, one of the leaders of the Count My Vote initiative [and director of the Hinckley Institute], said he believes the state will forcefully defend the law."

November 27, 2014: "Utah had 3rd-lowest voter turnout among states" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said a possible way to increase attention for non-presidential elections might be to hold races for governor in those years."

November 26, 2014: "Utah Republican Party suing over caucus and primary compromise" (KTVX) "'It's unfortunate it will cost the state money to defend something that I think is unnecessary,' said Kirk Jowers[, director of the Hinckley Institute]."

November 26, 2014: "Utah GOP to File Lawsuit Challenging SB54" (KUER) "Kirk Jowers is a co-founder of Count My Vote [and director of the Hinckley Institute]. He says if the state GOP were going to file a good faith lawsuit, they should have done it months ago."

November 25, 2014: "Escaping Persecution: The Modern Refugee Story" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Ngendakuriyo and two others sat as panelists for the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Pizza and Politics forum called 'Understanding the Local Refugee Community.'"

November 25, 2014: "GOP plans to sue over Count My Vote compromise" (Deseret News) "A Count My Vote founder, Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he also turned down Evans' offer to join the lawsuit."

November 25, 2014: "Editorial: The party strikes back against SB54" (Salt Lake Tribune) "That undemocratic argument didn’t deter the Count My Vote organizers, who included such political heavyweights as former Gov. Mike Leavitt and Kirk Jowers, head of Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

November 24, 2014: "GOP to sue over deal that lets candidates skip Utah’s caucus system" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk Jowers, [Director of the Hinckley Institute and] one of the leaders of the Count My Vote movement, said he has met with representatives from both state offices and they have assured him they would defend the law 'with vigor.'"

November 24, 2014 (KSL): Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio on The Doug Wright Show. They discussed his op-ed in Sunday’s Salt Lake Tribune, "Insiders working to kill ‘Count My Vote’ reforms."

November 24, 2014: "Utah GOP Set to File Suit Against 'Count My Vote' Compromise" (utahpolicy.com) "In Monday’s Salt Lake Tribune, CMV leader [and Hinckley Institute Director] Kirk Jowers wrote in an op-ed about “back-room” attempts to change SB54 or just repeal it in the 2015 Legislature."

November 24, 2014: "Count My Vote Co-Founder Worried Legislature Will Gut Election Reforms" (KUER) "But Count My Vote co-founder [and Hinckley Institute Director] Kirk Jowers says he believes there are people in the legislature that plan on changing the intent of that compromise."

November 24, 2014: "Ten Things You Need to Know for Monday" (utahpolicy.com) "[Hinckley Institute Director] Kirk Jowers warns against efforts to gut the compromise reached by lawmakers and Count My Vote organizers."

November 24, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Controversial Keystone, immigration events are more about symbolism than substance" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 22, 2014: "I'm not done, Zogmaister tells Real Women Run crowd" (Standard-Examiner) "The Real Women Run initiative is a collaborative effort fueled by YWCA Utah, the University of Utah’s Hinckley [Institute] of Politics, [...] and springBoard Utah."

November 22, 2014: "Op-ed: Insiders working to kill 'Count My Vote' reforms" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk L. Jowers is director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and a co-founder of Count My Vote."

November 20, 2014: "Local experts say executive order on immigration will come at a political cost" (KTVX) "Kirk Jowers with the Hinckley Institute of Politics says it's problematic for the president in a couple of ways."

November 18, 2014: "The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons" (KCPW) "Gottemoeller spoke and answered questions on Oct. 22, 2014 at the University of Utah['s Hinckley Institute]."

November 17, 2014: "Robert Bennett: It looks to be a good last term for Sen. Orrin Hatch" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 17, 2014: "Bennett: McConnell Has 'Isolated' Cruz and the Tea Party" (utahpolicy.com) "[Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar and f]ormer Sen. Bob Bennett says even though Republicans are set to take over Congress come January, don't expect Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to set the agenda."

November 17, 2014: "Bennett: McConnell Has 'Isolated' Cruz and the Tea Party" (utahpolicy.com) "Former Sen. [and Hinckley Institute part-time teacher, researcher, and lecturer] Bob Bennett says even though Republicans are set to take over Congress come January, don't expect Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee to set the agenda."

November 14, 2014: "Impending executive order on immigration incites political tension" (KSL) "'The president cannot enact meaningful change in immigration reform because of the complexity of the issue and because of how the constitution delegates so much of what's at stake here,' said Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 13, 2014: "Human trafficking a 'legitimate concern' in Utah" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Pizza was lacking at Thursday’s pizza & politics forum at the Hinckley Institute of Politics. Human trafficking was the topic of Thursday’s forum, which featured a panel of speakers comprised of three specialists who deal with human trafficking in Utah."

November 13, 2014 (KSL): Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio on The Doug Wright Show. They discussed his participation in Governor Herbert’s trade mission to Brazil as well as 2014 election results.

November 13, 2014: Education, engagement, and Ebola" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Flint has been living in Botswana, a country in southern Africa, since May 2014, first through a Hinckley Institute of Politics summer internship, and later by landing a job with Stepping Stones, a non-governmental organization that works with youths."

November 13, 2014: "Sources confirm that two SLC Council members involved in affair" (City Weekly) "Tim Chambless, a professor of political science at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, says that so long as relations between the two council members don’t occur on city time or on city property, it should be treated as a private matter."

November 11, 2014: "My view: Cure the withdrawals from Utah-BYU rivalry" (Deseret News) "Courtney Hills McBeth is the associate director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and director of Global Internships, Office for Global Engagement at the University of Utah."

November 11, 2014: "Education for Somalia's Children is Key to the Future" "John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 10, 2014: "'Pizza and Politics' talks ISIS, complexity of conflict in the Middle East" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Students were dished on the complexities of religion in conflicted areas Thursday at the Hinckley Institute’s 'Pizza and Politics' lecture."

November 9, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Are Republicans now up to 'governing'?" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 9, 2014: "Real Women Run Announces Three Events in 2014-15" (utahpolicy.com) "A follow-up Spring Training for women who have declared their candidacies for elected office will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

November 7, 2014: "40 percent: Utah's voter turnout sets historic low" (Associated Press) "Republicans in Utah tend to assume somebody else will vote to represent their views, and Democrats and third-party goers often think it's not worth voting since they are outnumbered anyway, said Tim Chambless, a professor of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 7, 2014: "Utah women underrepresented in state politics" (KTVX) "Hinckley Institute of Politics State Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti finds this all disappointing."

November 6, 2014 (KSL): Hinckley Institute forum participants Amos Guiora and James Patton appeared live on The Doug Wright Show to preview their topics at the Hinckley forum "Religion and its Role in Conflict Dynamics."

November 6, 2014: "Mia Love takes different tone on historic win" (KUTV) "'It looks like she'll be one of their stars,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

November 5, 2014: "Africa's Future in the Global Economy" "John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 5, 2014: "Poltical analyst discusses Mia Love's historic run for Congress" (KSTU) "'The modern day Republican party wants to show the voting public nationwide that it’s a party that values diversity,' said Tim Chambless, a professor at the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

November 5, 2014: "Nine-member Salt Lake County Council will have more women: 2" (Salt Lake Tribune) Having a female presence does impact the way boards function, said Morgan Lyon Cotti (of the Hinckley Institute of Politics).

November 5, 2014: "GOP hopes Mia Love's win a watershed moment for the party" (Los Angeles Times) "Because Utah’s black population is so small, race wasn’t much of a factor in this year’s campaign, said Morgan Lyon Cotti, the state program manager of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah."

November 5, 2014: "Africa's Future in the Global Economy" (International Policy Digest) "On October 20-21, 2014 the Council of American Ambassadors and the Hinckley Institute of Politics co-sponsored a conference on Africa’s Future in the Global Economy at the University of Utah."

November 5, 2014 "Trib Talk: Election 2014 analysis" (Salt Lake Tribune) "On Wednesday at 12:15 p.m., political scientists Damon Cann, Morgan Lyon Cotti [of the Hinckley Institute] and Chris Karpowitz join Jennifer Napier-Pearce to recap the who’s, hows and whys of Election 2014."

November 4, 2014: "Robles gives birth, campaigns to the end" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Democrats, most of whom are running for office in the next election held a round table at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah on Monday."

November 4, 2014: "Brazil trade mission promises business expansion and tourism surge" (Utahpolicy.com) "The participating companies on the Brazil Trade Mission include the following: [...] Hinckley Institute ..."

November 4, 2014: "National impact of the 2014 midterm election" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics provides some perspective."

November 3, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Energy issues go from shortages to surpluses" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 31, 2014: "Traditional vs media campaigning in race between Love, Owens" (KSTU) "'It’s very unusual in a campaign that’s so close that a candidate is not out there shaking hands, reaching out to every group possible,' said Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 31, 2014: "Pyle: Utah didn't get the suppress the vote memo" (Salt Lake Tribune) "But Kirk Jowers is boss of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, so he’s not really allowed to be a cynic."

October 29, 2014: "Mixed feelings about Pakistani ambassador" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "A discussion of issues regarding the Middle East and the U.S. took place at the Hinckley Institute of Politics Wednesday."

October 29, 2014: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KCPW to aid with the station's annual fundraiser.

October 28, 2014Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared live on KUER to discuss Utah's standing as the "worst state for women," according to one source.

October 28, 2014: "New study puts Utah near the bottom of politically engaged states" (KTVX) "Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics says historically low voter turnout just doesn't add up."

October 27, 2014: "Expert talks about BYU poll showing Owens in lead for 4th District seat" (KSTU) "Morgan Lyon Cotti, local program director for the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was in studio to talk about those numbers and how accurate the poll could be."

October 27, 2014: "BYU poll puts Owens in slight lead over Love in 4th District race" (KSTU) "'I think a lot of people were surprised by this,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti who is the Program Director for the Hinckley Institute of Politics. [Lyon] Cotti said both candidates have challenges to overcome."

October 27, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Playing the Senate prediction game" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 26, 2014: "Increased voter participation in utah at center of annual NAACP event" (KSL) "Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, called for increased voter participation in Utah, a challenge that is ongoing.""

October 25, 2014: "Annual NAACP event calls for increased voter participation in Utah" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, called for increased voter participation in Utah, a challenge that is ongoing."

October 22, 2014: "Mia Love responds to criticisms expressed with whoppers, rubber chickens" (KSTU) "Tim Chambless is a professor at Hinckley Institute of Politics, and he spoke about Love’s statements."

October 21, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL's Doug Wright Show regarding the conference "Africa's Future in the Global Economy," co-sponsored by the Council of American Ambassadors and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. They discussed topics ranging from the Ebola crisis to the future of Africa’s economy.

October 20, 2014: "Virus expert sees 'silver lining' in Ebola outbreak" (Deseret News) "Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Africa 'is about the most dynamic continent on Earth because of the opportunities and the challenges.'"

October 20, 2014: "Virus expert sees 'silver lining' in Ebola outbreak" (KSL) "Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Africa 'is about the most dynamic continent on Earth because of the opportunities and the challenges.'"

October 19, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's book depicts lost Obama" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 17, 2014: "Under Secretary Gottemoeller Travels to Utah and Massachusetts" (U.S. Department of State) "On October 22, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will discuss nuclear policy with students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and students at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah."

October 17, 2014: "Under Secretary Gottemoeller Travels to Utah and Massachusetts" (EIN News) "On October 22, Under Secretary Gottemoeller will discuss nuclear policy with students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah and students at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah."

October 16, 2014: "Poltical expert examines fundraising in Utah's congressional races" (KSTU) "'Money is the mother’s milk for politics, but it’s no guarantee,' said Professor Tim Chambless of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

October 16, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared on KSL Newsradio's Utah's Afternoon News to discuss this election cycle's campaign ads.

October 16, 2014: "Utah's Fourth District Race Takes a Softer Tone" (KCPW) Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KCPW to discuss the 2014 congressional election in Utah's Fourth District.

October 15, 2014: "University of Utah to explore future of Africa" (Deseret News) "To explore the continent, economic development and the future of Africa, the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Council of American Ambassadors will host the summit Monday-Tuesday in the Spencer Fox Business Building at the U."

October 13, 2014: "Robert Bennett: How computer programs change politics" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 13, 2014: "Polls report conflicting numbers in 4th Congressional District race" (KTVX) "'They can be accurate and one of the things that explains why these polls are so different is because we have slightly different questions and we have slightly different demographics of people that were asked,' said Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics. "

October 8, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared on KSL's Doug Wright Show regarding the release of "Meet the Mormons," Senator Orrin Hatch's speech at the Reagan Ranch, and potential litigation over 2014's Senate Bill 54.

October 6, 2014: "Could terrorists weaponize Ebola?" (Fox News) Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar and former Ambassador John Price appeared on Fox News to discuss Ebola with K. T. McFarland.

October 6, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Middle East problems are back in the news — front and center" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 2, 2014: "It's Time for Muslim Nations to Take the Lead" "John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

October 2, 2014: "New candidate joins 3rd Congressional District race against Chaffetz" (KSL) "'It's completely beyond his power to win this race. Whether he had $2 million and was very media friendly, it would be almost impossible to beat Jason Chaffetz,' said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 30, 2014: "Mitt Romney to make his home in Utah" (Salt Lake Tribune) "'Mitt will always be Utah’s favorite son, and we’d love to have as much of him as we can get,' said Kirk Jowers, a Romney friend and director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 29, 2014 (KSL)Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti spoke to the Doug Wright Show regarding the 2016 general election.

September 29, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Make climate change conversations more than just hot air" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 29, 2014: "Romney, Huntsman may both be taking nontraditional routes to another White House run" (Deseret News) "'Both of Utah's favorite sons, Romney and Huntsman, appear to be approaching another presidential run in nontraditional terms,' said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 26, 2014: "Op-ed: Reid’s obstruction hurts Senate’s productive history" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Kirk L. Jowers is the University of Utah’s director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and chief adviser to the Office for Global Engagement."

September 26, 2014: "McCarthey Family Foundation announces $2,500 essay competition" (Salt Lake Tribune) "The essay contest jurors include ... Kirk L. Jowers, director at the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Federal Relations at the University of Utah..."

September 26, 2014: "Letter: Stop forced organ harvesting in China" (Salt Lake Tribune) "Thank you to the U. of U. Hinckley Institute for hosting the forum Sept. 19, 'Forced Organ Harvesting in China and its Effect on the U.S.'"

September 26, 2014: "$2,500 essay competition explores impact of new media" (Deseret News) "The essay contest jurors include ... Kirk L. Jowers, director at the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Federal Relations at the University of Utah..."

September 25, 2014: "Join the discussion: How libertarian is Utah?" (Deseret News) "He was excluded for not polling above 5 percent, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of PoliticsKirk Jowers, said at the time."

September 25, 2014: "U.S. at War: Strategy Should Involve Working with the Assad Government" (International Policy Digest) "John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

September 24, 2014: "Big Data and the End of Privacy" (KUER) "Adam Tanner will be in Salt Lake City on Thursday, October 2, for a discussion from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus."

September 22, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Political debates can have impact" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 22, 2014: "National poll indicates ACA could cost some democratic candidates the election" (KTVX) "Director of the Hinckley Institute of PoliticsKirk Jowers, says while the ACA may influence voters, there are other, more pressing issues on their minds."

September 18, 2014: "Prime minister in prime time" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "[Hinckley Institute Staff Assistant] Leo Masic, a junior in urban planning and political science, was impressed by both the quality and content of Gillard's address."

September 16, 2014: "Local expert says dysfunction will lead to a changing of the guard in the U.S. Senate" (KTVX) "Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, says the dysfunction in Washington D.C. is at an all time low."

September 15, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Obama should not move forward without congressional approval" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 10, 2014: "Making waves: three Utah women running for U.S. congress" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Morgan Lyon Cotti, local program manager for the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said more women were involved in Utah politics in the 1990s than now."

September 9, 2014: "News roundup: Tea party strategist to head Mike Lee's re-election bid" (Salt Lake Tribune) "To the U.'s Hinckley Institute of Politics interns and students in Rick Pike's Comm 1610 class where Cornflakes is required reading."

September 8, 2014: "Robert Bennett: Will Republicans hold House, regain Senate this fall?" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 5, 2014: "Taking Stock Podcast" (Bloomberg Radio) Former Ambassador and Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar John Price spoke about the proliferation of terrorist groups in the United States.

September 3, 2014: "Getting to know the ASUU boards" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "[Hinckley InstituteLeo Masic, a director on FYC, said the board is comprised of 35 freshmen and first-year transfer students who develop and plan campus-wide events specifically aimed at freshmen students."

September 3, 2014: "Utah football notes — OL Parker Erickson nominated as Rhodes Scholar" (Salt Lake Tribune) "There’s a long, arduous vetting process ahead, but [former Hinckley intern and] political science major Parker Erickson hopes to be one of the next Rhodes Scholars, one of 32 students nationwide and 83 in the world selected to pursue their postgraduate education at Oxford."

August 31, 2014: "Obama has his own 'killer rabbit' moment" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 27, 2014: "Salt Lake politics are 'at the forefront' this year" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "Morgan [Lyon] Cotti, [local] program director for the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said this is going to be an interesting year for Salt Lake City politics because of the election year."

August 27, 2014: "Student jonesin' for jobs" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "There were also 10 organizations from U’s campus, such as the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Kingsbury Hall and the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

August 27, 2014: "OSH renovation in the not-so-near future" (Daily Utah Chronicle) "The Hinckley Institute of Politics is housed on the second floor and offers students internships, regardless of major or area of study."

August 25, 2014: "Utah Debate Commission names moderators" (Salt Lake Tribune) Hinckley Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti is on the board of the Utah Debate Commission.

August 25, 2014: "Robert Bennett: WGU helping 'STEM' education slippage" (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 22, 2014: "Political expert discusses Lockhart's superintendent ambitions" (KSTU) "“She was positioning herself to run for Governor,” said Tim Chambless, a Professor at the Hinckley Institute of Politics."

August 18, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Contrary to Krugman, debt outlook looks dim” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 13, 2014: "Timbuktu 'Festival of the Desert' may be Catalyst for Peace (Ambassadors Perspectives) John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

August 12, 2014: New poll shows Love 12 points ahead of Owens in 4th District” (Deseret News) “This poll gives Owens a little bit of hope,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “It does confirm his internal polling is accurate.”

August 12, 2014: New poll shows Love 12 points ahead of Owens in 4th District, poll says” (KSL) “This poll gives Owens a little bit of hope,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “It does confirm his internal polling is accurate.”

August 12, 2014: “Salt Lake County council candidate unveils unique campaign slogan” (KSTU) Hinckley Institute Associate Director Courtney McBeth, Outreach Coordinator Molly Wheeler, and Student Staffer Kendahl Melvin were interviewed for this story.

August 11, 2014: "Robert Bennett: The Green Lantern Theory of Presidency" (Deseret News). “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 11, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by Fox 13 News regarding the Mia Love vs. Doug Owens congressional race.

August 8, 2014: Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar Ambassador John Price was interviewed by Bloomberg Radio.

August 5, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed on “The Rod Arquette Show” on KNRS.

August 4, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was live on The Doug Wright Show (KSL) regarding the implications of the six primary elections being held around the country.

August 4, 2014: Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Maryland Democrat build political bridge in Utah (Deseret News) The comments came during an hourlong [Hinckley Institute] town hall meeting in Salt Lake City on “The Doug Wright Show” on KSL NewsRadio, part of the effort to share ideas and the concerns in Utah.

August 4, 2014: Robert Bennett: It could be the best of times (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 2, 2014: Chaffetz brings East Coast congressman to Utah to hear about public lands, other West issues (Deseret News) “Also Monday, both congressmen will … field questions during a special hourlong town hall edition of “The Doug Wright Show” on KSL NewsRadio [and co-sponsored by the Hinckley Institute] that begins at noon.”

August 1, 2014: "Mitt Romney and a Possible Third Campaign for President in 2016?" Hinckley Institute Academic Outreach Coordinator Tim Chambless spoke to Andrew Adams of KSL Newsradio.

July 31, 2014: “No national launch for Draft Mitt effort” (Deseret News) “In it’s current form as a wildly enthusiastic group for Mitt that is not soliciting money, I think there is no harm in it as an avenue for people to show their excitement and appreciation for Gov. Romney,” said Jowers.

July 30, 2014: “Ambassador Price: What did the Arab Spring Accomplish?” (International Policy Digest)” John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 30, 2014: "U.S. House of Representatives Vote to Sue President Obama in Federal Court" (KSL) Hinckley Institute Academic Outreach Coordinator Tim Chambless spoke to Scott Seeger and Maria Shilaos of KSL Newsradio.

July 28, 2014: “Senator Bennett: Hamas and its financial priorities” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 28, 2014: “Poll shows 4th District race between Love, Owens could be close” (Fox13) “While both camps will disagree on the findings, the poll could help shape how the last leg of this race plays out, according to Dr. Morgan Lyon Cotti of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 21, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Shurtleff and Swallow are ‘innocent until proven guilty’ in the A.G. scandal” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 17, 2014: “Education Is Best Way to Defeat Radical Islam” “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 16, 2014: “The legal battles begin for Swallow, Shurtleff” (KSL) “Kirk Jowers, head of the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the case could lead to another look at how the federal investigation into Shurtleff and Swallow was handled.”

July 16, 2014: “Utah political watchers say effects of bribery charges against ex-attorneys general unclear” (Associated Press) “Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, noted that it was a Republican-controlled Utah lieutenant governor’s office that investigated Swallow and later concluded he likely broke state election laws.”

July 15, 2014: “What do the charges and arrests say about Utah?” (Deseret News) “Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said it might be time to revive a group like the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy.”

July 15, 2014: “Swallow, Shurtleff charges ‘validation’ for legislators, Dunnigan says” (KSL) “The need for campaign limits was also echoed by Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 15, 2014: “Utah pols ponder effects of AG arrests” (Standard-Examiner) “Kirk Jowers, who directs the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, also oversaw former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr.’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy.”

July 15, 2014: “Reaction to former Utah AGs Swallow/Shurtleff arrests” (KSTU) Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was live in studio with Fox 13′s Max Roth to discuss the arrest of attorneys general Swallow and Shurtleff and next steps the state of Utah should take.

July 14, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed on KUER regarding Governor Herbert’s recent appointment as Vice Chairman of the National Governors’ Association.

July 14, 2014: “Op-ed: A better way than filling jails with nonviolent offenders” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Kirk L. Jowers is director of the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics and a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin & Drysdale.”

July 14, 2014: “Robert Bennett: A look at the best US presidents of the past” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 11, 2014: “My view: The most famous person born in Utah” (Deseret News) “Kirk L. Jowers is director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin & Drysdale.”

July 9, 2014: “Young Social Entrepreneur Rebuilding Education” (Forbes) Former Hinckley Institute intern Chase Winder was the topic of aForbes article regarding his work with his nonprofit Digital Learning Alliance.

July 8, 2014: “Rep. Chaffetz keeps Romney for President talk alive” (Deseret News) “Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, called Chaffetz’s statement ‘wishful thinking.’ He said Chaffetz has no insider knowledge of Romney’s intentions.”

July 8, 2014: “Supporters are launching a campaign to draft Romney for 2016″ (KTVX) “Kirk Jowers [of the Hinckley Institute of Politics] has worked closely with the Romney campaign over the years as the Chairman of his leadership PAC’s.”

July 8, 2014: “Chaffetz predicts Romney will run in 2016″ (KSL) “Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, called Chaffetz’s statement ‘wishful thinking.’ He said Chaffetz has no insider knowledge of Romney’s intentions.”

July 7, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Health care decisions should be left up to individuals” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 3, 2014: “A caliphate has been declared in the Middle East” “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 1, 2014: “U Alumni Gather for European Reunion in Oslo, Norway” (Alumni Connection) “Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and Federal Relations, then talked to the alumni about the disenchantment of the American electorate and how the U is making a difference.”

June 30, 2014: "Robert Bennett: 'You never really know what's going to happen in politics'" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

June 29, 2014: “Letter: Faith in mothers” (Deseret News) This letter was authored by Morgan Lyon Cotti, the Hinckley Institute’s Local Program Manager.

June 27, 2014: “August kickoff expected for ‘Draft Mitt’ effort” (Deseret News) Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers isn’t one of them. Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he takes Romney at his word that he won’t be a candidate in 2016.

June 26, 2014: “News roundup: Hillary Clinton: I’m no Mitt Romney” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Herbert later interviews with Morgan Lyon Cotti and Dan Jones for “Political History of Utah” and speaks on a KSL program.”

June 25, 2014: “News roundup: Dallas or Denver for GOP ’16 convention” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox speaks to the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, attends a commission on civic and character education and gives a keynote address at the Goldman Sachs/SLCC small business graduation.”

June 24, 2014: “The Faith of my Mothers” (Feminist Mormon Housewives) This article was penned by Morgan Lyon Cotti, the Hinckley Institute’s Local Program Manager.

June 23, 2014: “Several local races up for grabs in Utah primary” (Associated Press) “Tim Chambless, a professor of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the lack of many competitive races is a bit surprising, but there were no major issues galvanizing voters against incumbents, and in many races, one candidate entered party conventions with a solid lead.”

June 22, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Let’s hope the ‘missing emails’ scandal will impact bureaucratic inertia” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 16, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Many miles left to go before the race in 2016″ (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 11, 2014: Utahns react to defeat of U.S. House majority leader (Deseret News) “Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, who lost his re-election bid in 2010 at a tea party-dominated state GOP convention, said the outcome of Cantor’s primary election may not be so surprising after all.”

June 9, 2014: “Robert Bennett: And they call this a recreational drug?” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 9, 2014: “News roundup: Judge: Most traditional marriage was polygamy” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Michael Lyons, a professor of political science at Utah State University, counters Kirk Jowers['s] op-ed suggesting that a political alliance between the young and the wise is unlikely.”

June 7, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the University of Utah’s European Reunion in Oslo, Norway, delivering a talk entitled “The Less You Know: Disenchantment of the American Electorate and How the U is Making a Difference.”

June 7, 2014: “Bergdahl Prisoner Swap Makes Us Less Safe” (International Policy Digest) This article was written by John Price, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

June 6, 2014: “Rolly: Count My Vote fight continues behind the scenes” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The poll had Lee coming in second to last among the 26 names listed. The poll included such names as Josh Romney, Kirk Jowers, Jon Huntsman Jr., Dan Liljenquist and Thomas Wright.”

June 6, 2014: “Op-ed: What we need is less democracy” (Salt Lake Tribune) “In last week’s Tribune, Kirk Jowers offered a thoughtful and hopeful perspective on the future of the U.S. political system. Jowers expressed faith that senior leaders such as Sen. Orrin Hatch, together with the optimistic young people he and I are both privileged to mentor on our respective campuses, can remedy the dysfunction that now plagues our system.”

June 6, 2014: “Global War on Terror has become more dangerous” “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 2, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Labor’s GDP share and economic efficiency” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 30, 2014: “Op-ed: The veterans and the rookies can show us the political way” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Kirk L. Jowers is the University of Utah’s director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and chief advisor to the Office for Global Engagement.”

May 30, 2014: “Report: Women missing from Utah politics” (Governing) “Last year, Utah had openings for 343 elected positions across state and local government, according to a tally by the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

May 30, 2014: “Regime Change Will Not Diminish Al-Qaeda Attacks” “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 27, 2014: “Gov. Herbert looks to Washington for new chief of staff” (Deseret News) “Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and an advisor to Herbert, said the resignations that started with former Lt. Gov. Greg Bell last fall all made sense on a personal basis.”

May 26, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Tea party influence sparks media attention” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 25, 2014: “Bloomberg Radio: Former Ambassador Price Says West Should Address Africa” (International Policy Digest) “John Price, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros, says Nigeria’s Boko Haram shows radical Islam is growing in Africa.”

May 23, 2o14: “Former Ambassador Price Says West Should Address Africa” (Bloomberg) “John Price, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros, says Nigeria’s Boko Haram shows radical Islam is growing in Africa.”

May 20, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was live on The Doug Wright Show (KSL) regarding the implications of the six primary elections being held around the country.

May 19, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Fair money — Wealth must be created before redistributed” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 18, 2014: Ambassador John Price was live on the nationally syndicated John Batchelor Show to discuss the Boko Haram crisis in Nigeria.

May 16, 2014: “Why We Must Investigate Benghazi” (Algemeiner) “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 16, 2014: “Pyle: Truth about public land gets lost in translation” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Shea, along with University of Utah Professor Dan McCool, argued against the idea at the City Library debate sponsored by The Tribune, KCPW and the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 14, 2014: “University of Utah student wins $30,000 Truman Scholarship” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Set to graduate next year with a double major in political science and international studies, Tu plans to pursue a joint law degree and master’s of business administration and subsequently a career in international development. Tu has been an intern at the U.S. State Department and also served three Hinckley Institute internships.”

May 12, 2014: “Audience will determine who wins Utah public lands debate” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The event, cosponsored by KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM and the U. of U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, is free and open to the public at the library, 210 E. 400 South.”

May 12, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Jobs and climate — painting a complete picture” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 12, 2014: “Special Panel on Benghazi Needed for Answers” (The Investigative Project on Terrorism) “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 11, 2014: “More Utah political insides see Huntsman running in 2016 than Romney” (KSL) “Tim Chambless, academic outreach coordinator for the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the results weren’t a surprise.”

May 8, 2014: “Utah public land management topic of Salt Lake Tribune-sponsored debate” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Land management is a perfect topic for a new public debate format The Salt Lake Tribune is sponsoring along with KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

May 8, 2014: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KUER’s RadioWest to discuss the politics of air quality.

May 6, 2014: “Former US Ambassador: Nigeria’s Boko Haram shows radical Islam is growing in Africa” (FOX News) “Former U.S. Ambassador John Pricetold Fox News’ Lauren Green the U.S. is putting ‘blinders on’ and ignoring the threat posed by the Nigeria-based terrorist group Boko Haram.”

May 5, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Thoughts on the need for a bit more thought” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 2, 2014: “Utah GOP chairman: Draft Mitt in 2016″ (Deseret News) “‘Of course I wish he were the president now and would be willing to run in 2016,’ said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 30, 2014: “About 200 U Students Attend 2014′s Senior Sendoff” (Alumni Connection) “The highlight of the evening was featured speaker Kirk JowersBA’92, executive director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Jowers, a former Student Alumni Board member, shared experiences from his highly successful career.”

April 28, 2014: “The 9/11 Memorial Museum Film Tells the Truth” “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 28, 2014: “Robert Bennett: The two-parent family is good economics” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 27, 2014: “Bishop will face McAleer again in general election” (Associated Press) “Saturday’s results mean Utah’s June 24 primary election will not have any contested races for U.S. Congress, a rarity in the state over the last four decades, said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 26, 2014: “GOP Delegates Give Rousing Reception to Sen. Mike Lee” (Utah Policy) “Mitt Romney’s son, Josh, and University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers, are among a half dozen other well-connected Republicans who may be looking at a GOP U.S. Senate run in two years.”

April 26, 2014: “Love vs Owens for Utah’s open congressional seat” (Associated Press) “Saturday’s results mean Utah’s June 24 primary election will not have any contested races for U.S. Congress, a rarity in the state over the last four decades, said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 24, 2014: “Governor Herbert says what happens in Nevada stays in Nevada when addressing infamous cattle battle” (KTVX ABC 4) “‘We have the governor and Rob Bishop who are trying to work with the federal government to have compromises with some of the things they view as more unworkable with federal lands,’ said Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 23, 2014: “Western lands takeover: Former BLM chief, state lawmaker clash” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Morgan Lyon Cotti, with the Hinckley Institute, linked the latest flash point in the always-tense relationship between Western states and the federal government to a rise in tea-party conservatives, saying that elected officials are largely responding to the Republican delegates who helped them win office.”

April 23, 2014: “Trib Talk: Western lands disputes — locals vs. feds” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Rep. Ken Ivory, former BLM Director Pat Shea, reporter Thomas Burr and Morgan Lyon Cotti with the Hinckley Institute of Politics join Jennifer Napier-Pearce on Wednesday to talk about the unrest and if and how the philosophical gap between New West and Old West can be resolved.”

April 22, 2014: “‘Jumbo joints’: How big will the newest political animals get?” (The Center for Public Integrity) “Kirk Jowers, a campaign finance attorney at Caplin & Drysdale, told the Center for Public Integrity that the use of joint fundraising committees will “absolutely proliferate” after McCutcheon.”

April 21, 2014: “Forum debates proposed changes to U fight song” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “There was not as much fight at the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ panel on the U fight song as anticipated. The forum, held Friday afternoon, was called “A Utah Man Am I?” and discussed the proposed changes to the song.”

April 21, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Immigration reform should demonstrate ‘love of neighbor’” (Deseret News) ”Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 19, 2014: “Reyes says he’s turning down questionable campaign contributions” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The newly appointed attorney general told a group of University of Utah students and state officials [at the Hinckley Institute of Politics] that when it comes to mending the trust broken by his predecessor, John Swallow, perception matters almost as much as reality.”

April 18, 2014: “Reyes avoiding some campaign donations” (KUTV CBS 2) “Reyes made the comments during a Friday discussion at the [Hinckley Institute of Politics at the] University of Utah about restoring public trust in the state’s top law enforcement office.”

April 18, 2014: “Candidates for Utah Attorney General talk transparency” (KSTU Fox 13) ”[Attorney General Sean Reyes and Charles Stormont] were at the Hinckley Institute of Politics Friday, discussing ways to improve transparency in the public position.”

April 18, 2014: “University of Utah students debate updating the school’s fight song” (KTVX ABC 4) “The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a panel discussion Friday afternoon with a packed house heard strong opinions on both sides.”

April 17, 2014: “British ambassador discusses relations with U.S.” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “There was no round table, but that did not stop a knight from coming to the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Wednesday. Sir Peter Westmacott, British ambassador to the United States, spoke Tuesday afternoon about the relationship between the United Kingdom and the U.S. and advocated for free trade between nations.”

April 17, 2014: “Gunboat Diplomacy in China Sea Can Lead to a Red Line” John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics.

April 17, 2014: “Bryan Schott’s Political BS: Remember My Name” (Utah Policy) “Too bad for the Kirk Jowers or Josh Romney’s who have designs on the Governor’s Mansion. They’re gonna have to go through Cox to get there, and that’s not going to be easy.”

April 16, 2014: “Tianna Tu wins nat’l scholarship” (Daily Utah Chronicle) Kirk Jowers, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he is “thrilled” Tu was recognized for her devotion to public service and genuine desire to make the world a better place.”

April 13, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Making our own spending decisions: The Affordable Care Act’s folly” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 10, 2014: “Ex-NSA exec speaking in Utah says spy programs violate Constitution” (Associated Press) ”It is basically the government’s dark net,” said Drake, speaking to about 75 people at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

April 9, 2014: “ John Price,  former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros, says the Unites States should embrace Russia as a “power”. Price talks with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox and Carol Massar on Bloomberg Radio’s “Taking Stock” on April 8th.”

April 7, 2014: “Robert Bennett: More, rather than less, political speech is a good thing” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 2, 2014: “U.S. Supreme Court releases opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission” (Lexology.com) “The U.S. Supreme Court released its long-anticipated opinion in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission this morning.”

April 2, 2014: “Utah lawmaker pushing for campaign contribution limits encouraged by Supreme Court ruling” (ABC 4) Kirk Jowers, Director of TheHinckley Institute of Politics says one concern is the power this could give to some donors.”

April 2. 2014: “Campaign limits lifted for donors in federal races” (Deseret News) “Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a lawyer specializing in Federal Elections Commission issues, said the ruling will likely have little effect in Utah.”

April 2, 2014: “Fulbright Program gives global opportunities” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Plan early and start as soon as possible – this was the advice the panel gave audience members during the Hinckley Institute of Politics Fulbright forum on Tuesday.”

April 2, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was live on The Doug Wright Show (KSL) regarding the Supreme Courts ruling on campaign finance.

April 2, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed on ABC 4 regarding the Supreme Courts ruling on campaign finance.

March 31, 2014: “Days of remembrance start off with discussion and lecture from Guiora” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “U law professor Amos Guiora spoke Thursday afternoon in a lecture titled “Does the Bystander Foster Extremism?” in the Hinckley Institute of Politics caucus room as the week’s opening event.”

March 31, 2014: "Robert Bennett: A little perspective on an upcoming energy surplus" (Deseret News) "Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics."

March 27, 2014: “Utah election law reins in tea party” (Los Angeles Times) ”It was a subtext for some people,” said Kirk Jowers, a University of Utah political scientist and cofounder of Count My Vote, the group that pushed for the new election rules.

March 26, 2014:”Business leaders in Utah enjoy higher favorability than politicians” (Deseret News) “Following are the combined results, with mean scores, beginning with those with highest favorability to those with lowest favorability. Because results differed slightly on the different surveys, each person’s best rating is listed here. A lower mean score means higher favorability: Jon Huntsman Sr., 1.49; Gail Miller, 1.67; Mike Leavitt, 1.85; Spencer Eccles Jr., 1.85; Ben McAdams, 1.90; Gary Herbert, 1.98; Josh Romney, 1.99; Greg Miller, 2.00; Norma Matheson, 2.05; Kirk Jowers, 2.05.”

March 24, 2014: “Love has running start in 4th District race” (The Washington Times) “Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, noted that in 2012, Love was going up against a seasoned political veteran and only lost by fewer than 800 votes.”

March 24, 2014: “Utahns warned: Unneeded medical tests do more harm than good” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Choosing Wisely panel discussion on Friday, March 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics (Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. South Campus Dr., room 253.)”

March 24, 2014: “Robert Bennett: An outlook on Russia — Is Putin Hitler?” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 23, 2014: “Gender gap likely to grow on Utah’s Capitol Hill” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Lindsay Zizumbo is co-founder of Real Women Run [and National Program Manager at the Hinckley Institute of Politics], an organization that provides networking and training help for women interested in running for office.”

March 22, 2014: “The path to D.C. internships is well traveled for Utah students” (Deseret News) “This is Valdez’s third internship but her first in D.C. She has coordinated all of them through the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, which also provides housing for between 30 and 45 U. students interning in D.C. The hands-on experience gained through internships gives the students an advantage, she says.”

March 22, 2014: “The path to D.C. internships is well traveled for Utah students” (Deseret News) “It’s surprising how well the Hinckley (Institute) does making sure students have a diverse selection and an opportunity to pursue whatever they need to,” Valdez said.

March 21, 2014: “More Utah women needed in politics, advocates say” (KSL) “Women aren’t making that leap,” said Lindsay Zizumbo, a founder of the group [and National Program Manager of the Hinckley Institute of Politics], adding that they typically feel less qualified than their male counterparts. “They’re comparing themselves to Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama or Gov. Gary Herbert instead of the candidate they’re running against.”

March 18, 2014: “Rolly: Here’s a switch for Utah — a political forum lacking in Republicans” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics held its legislative wrap-up session Monday featuring Capitol Hill leaders from both political parties, according to the invitation.”

March 18, 2014: “News roundup: Feds: We snatched up emails under Bush’s orders” (Salt Lake Tribune) “At the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, two Democratic legislators gave their take on the legislative session that ended last week. [DNews]“

March 17, 2014: “Caucus meetings this week give public a chance to get involved” (Deseret News) “Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’sHinckley Institute of Politics, agrees the GOP needs to reshape its message, noting Romney lost in 2012 primarily on social issues that attract women, minority and young voters.

March 17, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Reduce the shrillness level of political rhetoric” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 17, 2014: “Lawmakers say they made strides but need to look to the future” (Deseret News) “Two minority leaders served as panel members Monday for a legislative wrap-up forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Two members of GOP leadership were expected as well, but did not attend.”

March 16, 2014: “Caucus meetings this week give public a chance to get involved” (Salt Lake Tribune) “(Delegates) are by far the most powerful voters in America,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 15, 2014: “Real Women Run course teaches women to be confident candidates” (Salt Lake Tribune) “But on Saturday, some of those fears were quashed for Newton and more than 40 other women who attended the daylong Real Women Run training at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. The training is necessary to get more women into political office, said Lindsay Zizumbo, a founding member of the 3-year-old Real Women Run.”

March 11, 2014: “Real Women Run offering training for candidates” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Real Women Run is offering training designed for candidates at all levels of government and their campaign staffs, as well as caucus candidates and future delegates. The training will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, 260 S. Central Campus Drive at the University of Utah. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.”

March 10, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Compromise will morph into Count my Vote win” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 6, 2014: Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics was interviewed live on KSL News Radio regarding the legislative compromise with Count My Vote.

March 4, 2014: "Love has running start in 4th District race" (Associated Press) "Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, noted that in 2012, Love was going up against a seasoned political veteran and only lost by fewer than 800 votes."

March 4, 2014: “Compromise reached between ‘Count My Vote’, caucus supporters” (Davis Clipper) “This really is a Republican vs. a Republican fight,” he said. “Now if (former governor) Mike Leavitt or Kurt Jowers (director of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute) have a run for governor, they collect 30,000 signatures and get on the ballot.”

March 4, 2014: “Debate leaves questions unanswered” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The lecture room in the Hinckley Institute of Politics was filled with supporters of both parties, but when speaking, the candidates addressed the student body as a whole.”

March 3, 2014: “Politics as a focus of study” (The Spanish Times): “El Instituto de política de Hinckley es un Instituto bipartidista ubicado en el campus de la Universidad de Utah en Salt Lake City, Utah.”

March 3, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Keystone: What difference does it make?” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 2, 2014: "Start-Federal Land Trade Proposal Bills before the 2014 Utah State Legislature" (KTVX) Hinckley Institute Academic Outreach Coordinator Tim Chambless spoke to Chad Booth and Robert B. Keiter of The County Seat on KTVX Channel 4.

March 2, 2014: “LDS Church Pulls Missionaries Out Of Ukraine As Russian Troops Move In” (KUTV) “So, to lose Ukraine over to the west would be the final blow to Russia and especially Putin,” says Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 1, 2014: “Op-ed: Broad group comes together to promote political debates in Utah” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The Utah Debate Commission is a consortium of Utah’s universities [Hinckley Institute of Politics], television stations, major daily newspapers, business representatives and civic leaders from both major parties.

February 28, 2014: “Expected announcement regarding Count My Vote postponed” (Fox 13) “Kirk Jowers, a founding member of Count My Vote and the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, has confirmed to FOX 13 News that members of the County My Vote Initiative have reached a deal with Utah lawmakers.”

February 27, 2014: “Budgets & Bikes” (City Weekly) “Later, a forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics will talk about the budgeting consumers will have to make to move toward a de-carbonized economy.”

February 27, 2014: “Lawmakers, Count My Vote talking deal that would end initiative petition” (Deseret News) Kirk Jowers, a Count My Vote founder and board member, wouldn’t discuss details but said “supporters of Count My Vote have negotiated with the Legislature and party leaders for the past several years, and I’m more hopeful now than I’ve ever been.”

February 26, 2014: “Staff looks back on successes of the year” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted the annual State of ASUU address Tuesday afternoon.”

February 26, 2014: “Reforming Utah’s Caucus System” (RadioWest) “Kirk Jowers is co-founder of the Count My Vote initiative and the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

February 25, 2014: “News roundup: Holder to state AG’s: You don’t have to defend gay marriage bans” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Gov. Gary Herbert meets with Summit Sotheby’s International Reality president (and former Utah GOP chairman) Thomas Wright, National Commander of the American Legion Dan Dellinger, and later with aides Derek Miller, Wes Smith and Marty Carpenter. He also meets with legislative interns from the Hinckley Institute of Politics, UVU and SLCC leaders and holds a Boards and Commissions review.”

February 24, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Count My Vote: ‘Let the process play out’” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 24, 2014: "LDS Leaders Urge Participation in Party Caucuses" (KUER) "University of Utah political science professor [and Hinckley Institute Academic Outreach Coordinator] Tim Chambless says encouragement from church leaders two years ago resulted in many more voters participating in party caucuses and he expects to see something similar this year."

February 22, 2014: “Group questioning Count My Votes petitions” (Daily Herald) “We are following all the state safeguards, and are using the best practices on our campaign,” said Lindsay Zizumbo, executive director for Count My Vote. “With an issue that has the support of 70 percent of the people we don’t need to play games — so we’ll do everything that is required to do this correctly.”

February 21, 2014: “Complaint claims Count My Vote collected signatures in violation of the law” (Fox 13) “Lindsey Zizumbo, executive director of Count My Vote, released the following statement in response: “We question the validity of the complaints, but nonetheless we are taking it seriously. We are following all the state safeguards, and are using best practices on our campaign.  With an issue that has the support of 70% of the people we don’t need to play games — so will do everything that is required to do this correctly.”

February 19, 2014: “Hinckley Forum: Change in Haiti more complicated than it looks” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Wilentz, a contributing editor of The Nation magazine, spoke on the politics and culture of post-earthquake Haiti on Tuesday, Feb. 18 in the Hinckley Institute of Politics as part of the World Affairs Lecture Series.”

February 17, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Utah unlikely to ‘take back’ federal lands” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 14, 2014; Lawmaker aims to put Utah’s primary ahead of Iowa, New Hampshire” (Fox 13) “Online voting is the greatest strength and weakness of this bill,” said Kirk Jowers, who is the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics. “It’s what makes it interesting. It’s what allows it to move around, in case New Hampshire and Iowa keep their tricks going. But it’s also the most complicated.”

February 13, 2014: “Romney 3.0: Will He Run Again?” (KUTV) “According to Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of politics, several stars have aligned to make Romney seem in retrospect … the right guy for the job.”

February 11, 2014: “Caucus vs. Count My Vote Battle Heats Up on the Hill” (Utah Policy) “CMV supporters, which include board members Mike Leavitt, former Utah GOP governor; University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics boss Kirk Jowers; and UtahPolicy publisher LaVarr Webb, decided to have candidates gather signatures of their party members to show grass-roots party support – much like getting support from party delegates under the current system.”

February 10, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Living in a representative democracy” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 4, 2014: “Interns learn leadership skills at capitol” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “For nearly five decades, the Hinckley Institute of Politics has been sending students to intern for Utah’s State Capitol.”

February 4, 2014: “Al Qaeda’s Continued Challenge”(International Policy Digest) “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

February 3, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Caucuses overshadow the elections, Count My Vote aims to empower voters” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 29, 2014: "President Obama's 2014 State of the Union Address" (KSL) Hinckley Institute Academic Outreach Coordinator Tim Chambless spoke to Paul Nelson of KSL Newsradio.

January 29, 2014: “University of Utah grad to speak on conservation” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 29, 2014: “Cultural Diversity Seen Through the Eyes of African Artists” (International Policy Digest) “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

January 28, 2014: “Tea party gets Mike Lee to answer Obama. Why he might surprise.” (Christian Science Monitor) “The tea partyers have become far less sympathetic to the American people over the last several years because of things like the shutdown,” says Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

January 27, 2014: “Paul Rolly: Parody website pretends to be pro-Count My Vote” (Salt Lake Tribune) “For Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers: “Enjoys commenting on the political news of the day and gazing into the eyes of his larger-than-life portrait hanging in the institute.”

January 26, 2014: “Leaders convene at Pac-12 summit” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Breakout sessions with vice president of Academic Affairs Ruth Watkins and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Kirk Jowers were among the notable events held on Friday’s events of the summit.”

January 26, 2014; “Robert Bennett: Obamacare is like a 1955 Pontiac” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 24, 2014: “Why Republicans Fear Conventions” (National Journal) “If the delegates don’t reflect the common view of the population, then you’ll get skewed views in the elected officials they nominate,” said Rich McKeown, the “Count My Vote” effort’s executive chairman. McKeown, who was former GOP Gov. Mike Leavitt’s longtime chief of staff, noted that Utah’s convention delegates skew older and far more male than the population, as well as away from new state residents, leaving large swathes of the growing population out of the main nominating process.”

January 23, 2014: “Politicos debate free speech rights” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “If money could talk, the Hinckley Institute of Politics knows what it would say.”

January 23, 2014: “MORMON CHURCH DEFENDS UTAH LIQUOR LAWS” (Associate Press) “The church didn’t say why they chose this year to roll out the campaign, but Morgan Lyon Cotti of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics said it’s reasonable to presume the church felt the efforts to ease laws had reached a tipping point.

January 23, 2014: “Campaign Transparency vs. the 1st Amendment in Utah (Video)” (Utah Policy) “At a Wednesday Hinckley Institute discussion on campaign finance reform, Bill Maurer, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice’s Washington chapter, said that added disclosure may be a feel-good measure, but it actually would harm the political process.”

January 23, 2014: “Mormon church issues sweeping defense of Utah liquor laws ahead of legislative session” (Star Tribune) “The church didn’t say why they chose this year to roll out the campaign, but Morgan Lyon Cotti of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics said it’s reasonable to presume the church felt the efforts to ease laws had reached a tipping point.”

January 22, 2014: “Beirut to Benghazi: We Didn’t Learn a Lesson” (Ambassador John Price.com) “John Price served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Republic of Seychelles, and Union of the Comoros from February 8, 2002 to June 17, 2005, and currently serves as a Resident Scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

January 22, 2014: “Does Utah law trample free speech in campaigns? (Salt Lake Tribune) “A Utah law intended to make it harder for political candidates to collect and spend large amounts of money from undisclosed sources is unconstitutional and harmful to democracy, an attorney with a conservative think tank argued Wednesday [hosted by Hinckley Institute of Politics].”

January 22, 2014: “Campaign Transparency vs. the 1st Amendment in Utah (Video)” (Utah Policy) “At a Wednesday Hinckley Institute discussion on campaign finance reform, Bill Maurer, Executive Director of the Institute for Justice’s Washington chapter, said that added disclosure may be a feel-good measure, but it actually would harm the political process.”

January 22, 2014: “Gov. talks legislative priorities” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Gov. Gary Herbert speaks at a Hinckley Institute of Politics forum.”

January 21, 2014: “The Rundown: Why is Utah’s Voter Turnout So Low?” (KCPW) “We’ll speak with Dr. Morgan Lyon Cotti, Associate Instructor at the University of Utah’s Center For Public Policy & Administration and the Local Program Manager at the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, to find out why.”

January 21, 2014: “News roundup: Behind the scenes with a candid Obama” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Americans have been misled about the attacks in Benghazi, Rep. Jason Chaffetz tells a Hinckley Institute crowd. [DNews]“

January 21, 2014: “GOP misguided in Huntsman straw poll omission” (All Voices.com) “It’s an embarrassment for the Republican Party if they did conscientiously leave him off,” said Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute, established at the University of Utah to teach respect for practical politics and citizen involvement.”

January 19, 2014: “Utah Senator Calling For Campaign Finance Reform” (KUTV) “Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, teaches a class on money, politics and the U.S. presidency. He, too, believes public officials become too indebted to huge donors, and he believes the timing of those bills, this time around, is good.”

January 20, 2014: “Chaffetz talks Benghazi at Hinckley” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) came to the Hinckley Institute of Politicson Friday to give his take on what really happened to the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya on the night of Sept. 11, 2012.”

January 20, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Finding answers to Benghazi” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 17, 2014: “‘Too many lies’ about Benghazi attacks, Chaffetz says” (KSL) “This was apparent Friday at the Pizza and Politics forum put on by theHinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

January 17, 2014: “Chaffetz calls for truth about, accountability for Benghazi attacks” (Deseret News) “This was apparent Friday at the Pizza and Politics forum put on by the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

January 16, 2014: “Real Women Run, Walker Institute encourage women in politics” (Signpost.com) “It was with this in mind that she reached out to Real Women Run, a statewide, nonpartisan organization in collaboration with the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 16, 2014: “Count My Vote initiative expected to go forward even if lawmakers approve reforms” (Deseret News) Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said it’s too soon to say whether lawmakers would agree to shift to a direct primary or at least require changes to the current system.”

January 16, 2014: “GOP Straw Poll Released Online, Huntsman No Where To Be Found” (KUTV) Kirk Jowers Director of the Hinckley Institute hopes he considers it, saying, “I think he is an important voice for the Republican Party, adding diversity.” That diversity may however be too much for the GOP to handle.”

January 14, 2014: “Applications closed, primary set to start” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Two sets of debates will be held during the campaigning portion of the election season. Presidential and vice presidential debates will be held Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Heritage Center, Feb. 26 at 12 p.m. in the Union and March 4 at 12 p.m. in the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

January 13, 2014: “Robert Bennett: Avert the Social Security crisis” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 13, 2014: “Editorial: Sen. Lee makes a bipartisan turn” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Frustration is not a platform, and anger is not an agenda,” Lee rightly said Friday at a forum at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 13, 2014:  Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL News Radio regarding Count My Vote.

January 13, 2014: “Education groups endorse Count My Vote” (Deseret News) “Education groups Monday endorsed the Count My Vote initiative to change the state’s unique system for choosing political party nominees, saying GOP delegates aren’t making schools enough of a priority.”

January 13, 2014: “Education groups want change to Utah’s political system” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Count My Vote executive director Taylor Morgan said the group has gathered about 40,000 of the more than 100,000 signatures needed to get on the ballot. But complicating matters for Count My Vote is that they must gather the signatures across at least 26 of the state’s 29 Senate districts.

January 13, 2014:  Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KDXU in St. George regarding Count My Vote.

January 12, 2014: “ASUU welcomes new director of the board” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “She also said that the Government Relations board will be holding a civic engagement series. The series will include several workshops and bring in some guest speakers. Hawkins said that ASUU will work with the Hinckley Institute and the quorums that they already hold throughout the semester to accomplish this.”

January 12, 2014: “Hinckley internship sends students to Brazil” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Through the Hinckley Institute of Politics, U students have the opportunity to intern in Brazil.”

January 12, 2014: “Lee aims to cut higher ed costs” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The senator spoke at the Hinckley Institute after announcing a bill in Washington on Jan. 9 that would open up the accreditation system for higher education.”

January 11. 2014: “A look at campaign aide who helped elect Swallow, Hatch, Lee” (Salt Lake Tribune) “ Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and an expert on campaign-finance laws, said that Powers “really did become the go-to guy for a lot of our major figures.”

January 10, 2014: Sen. Lee calls for fewer protests, more bipartisan work” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute, said that since the federal shutdown, Lee has “had a very consistent message of trying to move Republicans and more specifically tea partiers away from protest and anger and toward a more productive approach to government and having a real agenda.”

January 10, 2103: “John Swallow paid $235k in legal fees from campaign” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah and an expert in campaign finance law, said most states give politicians the latitude to use campaign funds for legal expenses so they aren’t targeted by political attacks without being able to defend themselves.”

January 9, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live on KSL Radio’s Grant & Amanda morning program to discuss the recent developments of Amendment 3.

January 9, 2014: “Utah ranks 49th for women in politics” (KSL) “It means that the women are engaged and interested. So it’s just helping them bridge that gap and knock down some of those barriers that exist (for running for office),” said Lindsay Zizumbo, National Program Manager at the Hinckley Institute and founding member of Real Women Run — a nonprofit organization that seeks to increase the number of women in politics in Utah.”

January 8, 2014: “S. Jordan council votes to support caucus system” (Salt Lake Tribune) “A discussion on whether to retain the state’s current caucus system or switch to direct primaries will begin at noon Monday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

January 8, 2014: “News roundup: It’s official: Hell has frozen over” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Welcome: To the more than 115 U. students from the Hinckley Institute who are starting internships with government, non-profit, and private organizations in Utah, D.C., and nearly 20 foreign countries. Here’s to a great experience and some hard work!”

January 8, 2014: “Dick Harmon: 5 unsung Utahns played a critical role in the death of the BCS” (Deseret News) “On a quiet Sunday morning a few months ago in Orem, I turned and saw Matt Sanderson in the back of the church building.  He was there for the blessing of a newborn baby in the Sanderson clan. Nobody outside of his family knew who he was. He looked just like another Mormon guy in a suit and tie sitting in the back.”

January 7, 2014: “University of Utah to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day” (Deseret News) “Community Resistance to Institutionalized Racial Profiling,” 12:30-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in Orson Spencer Hall.”

January 7, 2014: “ASUU: Ortiz springs into action with big plans” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Another plan ASUU has for the new semester is an event-packed Martin Luther King, Jr. week. As a part of the festivities, a spoken word poet will come to campus. On the Tuesday after MLK Day, Ortiz said Trayvon Martin’s mother will be at the U. ASUU will also be working with the Hinckley Institute during that time to put on a panel about racial profiling.”

January 7, 2014: “Retired Salt Lake Tribune editor to keynote Real Women Run training event” (Salt Lake Tribune) “In addition to Allen and other women politicians, the coalition that formed Real Women Run in 2011 includes the YWCA Utah, The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Vision 2020, AAUW, League of Women Voters of Utah and Springboard Utah.”

January 7, 2014: “ASUU: Ortiz springs into action with big plans” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “On the Tuesday after MLK Day, Ortiz said Trayvon Martin’s mother will be at the U. ASUU will also be working with the Hinckley Institute during that time to put on a panel about racial profiling.”

January 6, 2014: “Robert Bennett: What to expect in 2014″ (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 4, 2014: “Even with Mia Love, Sean Reyes races, Count My Vote may be only surprise on November ballot” (Deseret News) Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, agreed it would be difficult for competitive candidates to jump in the congressional race.”