Acclaimed Hinckley Forums

During the spring and fall semesters the Hinckley Institute holds approximately 100 forums featuring local, national, and global activists, lobbyists, thinkers, and political leaders. Past forum guests include major figures, such as Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney, and Thomas Friedman.

Hinckley Forums are held in the Hinckley Caucus Room (located in Building 73 Room 110) and are free to the public unless otherwise noted.

The Hinckley Institute is not responsible for the views expressed during any Hinckley Forums nor should the opinions expressed during Hinckley Forums be understood to be the views of the Hinckley Institute.


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is a weekly, local public radio program on KCPW 88.3 FM featuring forums on local, national, and international issues important to people living in Utah.

Every Wednesday morning from 10:00–11:00 AM and Saturday morning from 9:00–10:00 AM, KCPW host and producer Ross Chambless highlights some of the many engaging speakers and panelists hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. Speakers include local, national, and international politicians, ambassadors, lobbyists, activists, and academics.

The Hinckley Institute of Politics was founded with a mission to engage students in governmental, civic, and political processes; promote a better understanding and appreciation of politics; and train ethical and visionary students for public service. Hinckley Forums are held at 332 South 1400 East—Bldg. 72, Room 102 (Old Law School Library) Salt Lake City, Utah 84112, on the University of Utah campus, and are free and open to the public. This is their temporary location.

Tune in to KCPW 88.3 FM Wednesday mornings at 10:00 AM and Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM,  stream online or find the podcast here.  

Access the full archived program here.