2016 Summer Update

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TEMPORARY HOME FOR THE HINCKLEY

The Hinckley Institute has moved to a temporary location as our new office space is prepared. For the remainder of the summer, please come visit Building 73, Room 110 (the old Moot Courtroom). A helpful map can be found here, and we would be happy to provide instructions at 801.581.8501 or info@hinckley.utah.edu.

When school begins, find the Hinckley Institute staff just across the walkway in Building 72, Room 102. Hinckley Forums will be held in the old Moot Courtroom.

  


 
FALL INTERNSHIPS

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY
 

 

There are a few remaining spots available for all of the Hinckley Institute's fall internship programs! Please find the applications here, and don't hesitate to call or visit the office with any questions.

THE HINCKLEY WELCOMES

JENNIFER NAPIER-PEARCE



The Hinckley Institute is tremendously fortunate to welcome veteran journalist Jennifer Napier-Pearce as its new Associate Director of Communications. 

Jennifer's broad experience in print, radio, and online media will strengthen the Hinckley's mission of promoting political involvement, civil discourse, and valued political analysis. She has already headed up exciting initiatives at the Hinckley Institute, including the State School Board Debate series.


To learn more about Jennifer's move to the Hinckley Institute, click here.
CAMPAIGN MANAGEMENT COURSE
 

There is still time and space to register for the Hinckley Institute's unique Campaign Management Course (HNKLY 3160). This course is designed to introduce students to the management of political and public affairs campaigns through lectures, guest speakers, and active participation in a campaign. Students can also receive internship credit for their campaign work by registering for a local internship. 

APPLY FOR AMBASSADOR PRICE'S

FOREIGN POLICY THINK TANK



The Foreign Policy Think Tank is taught by the Hinckley Institute's Resident Scholar John Price, who served as the Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, the Republic of Seychelles, and the Union of Comoros from 2002-2005. The three-credit course is reserved for a select group of students and focuses on foreign policy as it relates to Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.

Due to the competitive nature of this symposium, you must apply for entry. Please email a resume and cover letter to Gina Shipley to apply for the fall semester. 

THE INTERN BLOG

 
Our summer interns are making waves around the world.  
Photo from Jennifer Martins, global intern in South Africa with Volunteer Adventure Corps.

To read more adventures from our local, national, and global interns, visit The Intern Blog.

HINCKLEY JOURNAL OF POLITICS

VOLUME 17

 

Volume 17 of the Hinckley Journal of Politics is published and printed. Your copy can be picked up in Building 73, Room 110, anytime. To access an electronic copy, click here.

Thank you to the phenomenal 2016 Editors Matt Kirkegaard and Courtney Tanner, and the 2016 Editorial Board Members: Cameron Archibald, Nick Beekhuizen, Tyler Cain, Anthony Calacino, Alyssa Charles, Christopher Coombs, Katie Crawford, Ali Darvish, Maher Farrukh, Sawson Gholami, Christianna Johnson, Jon Junejo, Benjamin Rogers, and Lindsey Vickers. 
 
The latest edition includes student papers ranging from the Lake Powell pipeline to the juvenile justice system and contributions from U.S. Representative Mia Love, Utah Senator Jim Dabakis, and Salt Lake City Council Member Erin Mendenhall. 
 


The USNC for UN Women Utah presents the first gala in Utah history in support of HeForShe. 

Join USNC for an evening in support of gender equality. Throughout the evening there will be mingling, music, refreshments, a photo booth, a silent auction, and a pledge attendees can sign to show their support for the HeForShe movement. The event will feature a panel of prominent community leaders who will discuss how they support gender equality and the HeForShe initiative. 

For more information and the purchase General Admission or Student tickets, visit http://usnc-ut2016.peatix.com
REGISTER NOW



INTERN SPOTLIGHT: AISHWARYA SHARMA
 
Aishwarya (Ash) Sharma is a senior majoring in chemical engineering with a minor in math and is currently interning in Washington, DC, with the lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber & Schreck. In her first few weeks, she has worked on global health initiatives around Cancer and responses to Ebola and Zika. She attended the kick-off White House briefing for Zika response and followed up with interviews at key agencies. 


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

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HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. To read Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry's most recent op-ed, "Here's hoping the big caucus turnout is sign of awakening Utah voters," click here.


GIVING BACK


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A Tribute to Senator Bob Bennett

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Dear friends of the Hinckley Institute, 

Senator Bob Bennett is the manifestation of true public service. During his 18-year tenure in the Senate, he never hesitated to reach across party lines to champion pragmatic solutions to critical issues. When he left the halls of the U.S. Capitol and became a Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar, Bob tackled his work with equal passion. He dedicated innumerable hours to urging our best and brightest young minds to become politically engaged. Bob challenged his students to question their assumptions, to test his positions, and even invited them to visit his home. It is telling that immediately after his stroke, Bob called to let me know he was ready to start teaching again. 

These young minds found great growth in the teaching and mentorship Bob so willingly offered. Please join me in remembering him through some of their words. 

"I took my final political science seminar course from Senator Bennett. He was an incredible professor of public policy and always spoke of the importance of seeking the public good over politics, to follow your moral conscience before all else. His love for learning–and teaching what he learned–transcended that of any other professor I've had the opportunity to learn from. His love of country was apparent during every lecture he gave. He was a true statesman." - Tianna Tu

"The time I spent in [Senator Bennett's] class and with the Hinckley Institute was a defining time in my life. He exemplified what it meant to be a true public servant for his students, colleagues, and anyone who met him. He was not afraid to cross the aisle. He taught us that anyone can make a difference. The lessons he taught will continue to be with me." - Jonathan Lee

"Senator Bennett taught me the value of compromise, and what it means to be a good politician. Thank you, sir, for your kindness and your leadership. Our State of Utah will forever be grateful for your dedication and service in the United States Senate." - Satin Tashnizi

"Senator Bennett has had a tremendous impact in my life. He taught my first political science course, showed me the possibility of a public official that transcends party lines, and truly instilled in me a passion for service and civic duty. The world is a better place because Senator Bennett was in it. I feel so fortunate to have learned from his light." - Lisa Hawkins

Ultimately, Bob's legacy will endure both through the integrity of his policies and the rising generation of civil servants whom he so fondly mentored. I am honored to have called Bob my senator, Hinckley Institute Hall of Fame inductee, and friend. 

Sincerely, 

Jason P. Perry
Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

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Semester's End Update

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CONGRATS TO HINCKLEY GRADS!

The Hinckley Institute is beyond proud of its graduating interns and students. Though we will miss them terribly, we look forward to the professional and scholastic accomplishments of new Hinckley alumni. Though this list is certainly not complete, here's a sample of where the Hinckley Class of 2016 is headed: 

Matthew Kirkegaard will be studying on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of East Anglia. 


Lisa Hawkins will pursue her Masters in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. 


Maher Farrukh will be studying Security Studies at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. 

Maclane Taggert is going to law school at the University of Virginia.

Joseph Sorenson will be studying in the Divinity School at Harvard University.

Sabrina Dawson will embark on a Fulbright English teaching assistantship in Malaysia. 


Jessica Chamorro has also been awarded a Fulbright to teach English in South Korea. 

Riley Greenwood has secured a fellowship at the World Trade Center Utah. 

Connor Yakaitis will serve as Communications Director for the congressional campaign of Charlene Albarran.

To the entire graduating community of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, we have so enjoyed your involvement and look forward to your bright, civically engaged future! 
Hinckley Institute of Politics Associate Director Courtney McBeth in Brazil. 

 
HINCKLEY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR COURTNEY MCBETH TO PURSUE ED.D. AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA
 

The Hinckley Institute is tremendously proud of our Associate Director and Director of Global Internships Courtney McBeth for her acceptance to the highly competitive University of Pennsylvania Executive Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership program. Fortunately for the University, Courtney will continue her current role at the Hinckley Institute while completing her executive doctorate program over the next two years, traveling between Utah and Pennsylvania. The program is focused on developing senior leaders in higher education–Courtney will be surrounded by top leaders, learning best practices of the field to enhance the Hinckley Institute and the University of Utah.

Congratulations, Courtney! We can't wait to see all that you're sure to accomplish. 


 


 


SUMMER INTERN SEND OFF


This month, Hinckley interns embark on professional adventures around the globe. With nearly 150 interns placed in host offices from Salt Lake City, Utah, to Washington, DC, and over a dozen foreign countries, this is the Hinckley Institute's largest summer cohort to date. All of these internships are accredited through the University of Utah, and all interns are either paid or have access to scholarship funding in order to support such an academically and professionally remarkable experience.

To learn more about Hinckley Internships, click here. To follow along with our summer interns, visit The Intern Blog.

 

FALL 2016 INTERNSHIPS:



Internship application deadlines for Fall 2016:

Local - June 5

Global - June 1

National - June 1



 
Apply here, or direct questions to Lisa Hawkins.

Please visit http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/internships/ for more information on specific internships.


HUNTSMAN SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS

LAST CHANCE TO APPLY


 

The Huntsman Seminar in Constitutional Government for Teachers is five-day (June 13-17, 2016) summer seminar for teachers and administrators sponsored by the Huntsman Foundation. The primary focus of the seminar is to improve the quality of civic education in Utah schools. Participants gain valuable knowledge and insight into current events in American politics by learning from and interacting with political experts, judges, university faculty, and elected officials. The Huntsman Seminar is a unique opportunity for teachers to gain an in-depth understanding of local, state, and national political issues. 

Twenty-five to thirty teachers and administrators from Utah are selected as participants and receive a fellowship worth more than $1,000, as well as lodging and per diem support to cover expenses. 

To learn more, or if you are interested in attending the 2016 Huntsman Seminar, please contact Jayne Nelson. To apply directly for the Huntsman Seminar, click here


 

ANNOUNCING THE 2016

HIP TALKS WINNERS

 

Twenty-eight students participated in the final round of HIP Talks on April 20, 2016, in the Moot Courtroom at the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Speech topics ranged from immigration to sexism, body image to left-handedness, and sexual assault to the experience of those who identify as LGBTQ+ in the LDS community.
 
Ultimately, political science student Hillary Nikyema secured the $5,000 grand prize with her speech Honey. Four runner-ups won $1,000 each for their speeches: Alexis Cortez, Hypocrisy; Hans Liu, The Banana Effect; Kimberly Valencia, Names; and Dylan Wootton, Seeing beyond Pink UnderwearWhat I Wish They Would Have Told Me by Christian Sears earned the $1,000 audience favorite award.
 
Over 180 students delivered original, two-minute speeches in the second annual HIP Talks competition. Sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Congressman Wayne Owens Fund, and Associated Students of the University of Utah, HIP Talks seeks to foster public speaking skills on campus through a university-wide speech competition.
 
More information about HIP Talks and the Hinckley Institute of Politics can be found
here.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE

SPRING 2016 HINCKLEY

BLOG AND INSTAGRAM WINNERS
 

Instagram winner Aisea Mailei was a legislative intern with Representative Stewart Barlow. 

Blog winner Ciriac Alvarez spent the semester in Washington, DC, as an intern with the Ibarra Strategy Group. You can read about her experiences here 
JOIN THE HINCKLEY
VOLUNTEER CORPS

 
 
The Hinckley Institute is excited to announce the Hinckley Volunteer Corps. This program is designed for students and community members who are interested in getting involved but do not have the time to complete a traditional internship. We work to connect volunteers to competitive campaigns and organizations with outstanding volunteer opportunities. To learn more about the Hinckley Volunteer Corps, click here


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

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HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. 

To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary of Hinckley Institute staffers, click here.


GIVING BACK


The Hinckley Institute would like to extend our appreciation to our many supporters. We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Please help to continue the expansion of the valuable opportunities the Hinckley Institute provides for students by clicking below.
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April Monthly Update

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Please join us for the final round of HIP Talks tomorrow, April 20, at 5:00 PM in the Moot Courtroom at the S.J. Quinney College of Law. Finalists will deliver their two-minute speeches in front of the audience and our celebrity judges. $10,000 will be awarded including $5,000 for the grand prize, $1,000 for the four runner-ups, and $1,000 for the audience favorite. More information can be found here

JOIN THE HINCKLEY
VOLUNTEER CORPS

The Hinckley Institute is excited to announce the Hinckley Volunteer Corps. This program is designed for students and community members interested in getting involved but do not have the time to complete a traditional internship. We work to connect volunteers to competitive campaigns and organizations with outstanding volunteer opportunities. To learn more about the Hinckley Volunteer Corps, click here.


Real Women Run's Spring Training is designed for declared candidates and campaign managers. Register now for this upcoming event to learn insights from experienced civic leaders and become better prepared for the campaign trail. 

Spring Training
Saturday, April 30th, 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Hinckley Institute of Politics
Salt Lake City, Utah

Cost is $15 (breakfast and lunch included)

For more information, visit realwomenrun.org.
 


FALL INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN
APPLY NOW

Applications for local, national, and global internships are still open. Deadlines are as follows: 

Local: June 5

Global and National: May 1


Find the online application here, and never hesitate to call or visit the Hinckley Institute (OSH 253) for more information. 


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

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HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. 

To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary from Hinckley Institute staff, click here.


GIVING BACK


The Hinckley Institute would like to extend our appreciation to our many supporters. We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Please help to continue the expansion of the valuable opportunities the Hinckley Institute provides for students by clicking below.
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Spring 2016 Update

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Next week, the Hinckley Institute and the office of Career Services will cohost a series of forums featuring careers in the government and nonprofit sectors. All events are free and open to the public, and pizza will be served! 

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute and ASUU are thrilled to sponsor HIP Talks, a university-wide speech contest. All matriculated students at the University of Utah are encouraged to participate. Students will deliver two minute speeches on any topic and will be judged on delivery (including memorization), length, and overall quality of speech. Students are welcome to register for as many preliminary rounds as they would like in order to qualify for the final round. Students may register the day of the preliminary round or pre-register online. Each student that registers will receive a free t-shirt. All events are free and open to the public. 

JOIN OUR TEAM:

Applications for the 2016-2017
Hinckley Ambassador Program
Due April 11, 2016

Hinckley Ambassadors take an exclusive tour of the start up incubator Church and State. 

The Hinckley Institute is now accepting applications for our Hinckley Student Ambassador Program. Ambassadors serve as student representatives for the Hinckley Institute and play a key role in Hinckley outreach and marketing to students on campus and in the community. Ambassadors are also given the opportunity to attend, host, and plan forums and conferences through the Hinckley Institute and develop leadership skills through monthly networking meetings with campus, community, and political leaders. This unique experience will prepare and qualify students for future work opportunities as they gain valuable and marketable experience with Utah’s higher education and diplomatic relationships. Ambassadors will work closely with the Hinckley Institute staff, and gain exposure to exclusive events and research opportunities.  Click here to access the application and learn more


GOVERNOR MITT ROMNEY TAKES NATIONAL STAGE AT THE HINCKLEY INSTITUTE

On Thursday, March 3, the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted former Governor Mitt Romney who offered commentary on the 2016 Presidential Election. With lines beginning at 6:00 am, the event pulled a crowd of over 700 students and community members and close to 90 national news outlets. Since Governor Romney's address, the Hinckley Institute has gained international exposure, appearing on every major news station and in publications from TIME magazine to The Washington Post

A full transcript and video of Governor Romney's address can be found here

The Hinckley Institute holds hundreds of forums every year. All forums are free and open to the public, with the purpose of exposing University students to dynamic expertise of all disciplines. For a full calendar of events, please visit our website, or find a schedule for the month of March below. 

 

FALL 2016 INTERNSHIPS:

CALL FOR APPLICANTS


Global Priority - April 1, 2016
Global General - May 1, 2016

National/DC - April 8, 2016

Local - June 5, 2016


 
Apply here.

Please visit http://www.hinckley.utah.edu/internships/ for more information on specific internships.

INTERN SPOTLIGHT
 

 
Mr. Mickey Ibarra, founder and chairman of the Latino Leaders Network, welcomed Ciriac to the team during the Tribute to Mayor's Dinner.
 
Ciriac Alvaraez is a third year undergraduate student studying political science and sociology at the University of Utah. She was born in Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico, and grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ciriac is the spring 2016 intern for the Ibarra Strategy Group in Washington, DC. This semester she has worked directly with the Latino Leaders Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing leaders together. She has assisted with a Tribute to Mayor's event and a Luncheon Series, both of which honored leaders who are making a difference in their communities. 

Ciriac is co-founder and co-chair of a student group for first generation college students, Somos Dreamers. She continually advocates for her fellow DREAMers by raising scholarship funds and awareness at the University of Utah. She hopes to continue advocating for her immigrant and Latino community by earning a JD and becoming a civil rights attorney. 


 
CONGRATULATIONS TRUMAN FINALIST
LESLEY GARAYCOCHEA 
 

The Hinckley Institute is proud to congratulate Lesley Garaycochea, Utah finalist for the 2016 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. Lesley interviewed for the award on March 24, 2016, in Phoenix, Arizona.

Lesley is a tremendous advocate for domestic and sexual assault victims, supporting hundred of women and children seeking safety from an abuser in both domestic violence shelters and protective order court. She has expanded this mission to leadership positions on campus, work with the Salt Lake County Mayor's Office, and policy recommendations to the Utah State Legislature. 

Lesley intends to pursue a joint JD and Master of Public Policy degree focusing on criminal law and domestic policy, with hopes to work on a prosecution team specializing in domestic abuse, assault, and sex related crimes in the Special Investigations Division of a State Attorney General's Office. 

We are so proud of Lesley and all University of Utah nominees. We wish her luck as the Truman Foundation makes their final decision. 

For more information about the Truman Scholarship and application requirements, click here or email Gina Shipley

UPCOMING HINCKLEY FORUM CALENDAR
 



THURSDAY, MAR. 31 | 9:30 AM 
Unequal Voices: The Politics of Inequality
Panel 1: On Gender and Inequality

Moderator: Dr. Megan Reynolds, Department of Sociology, U of U
Dr. Günseli Berik, Department of Economics, U of U
Dr. Sharon Mastracci, Department of Political Science, U of U
Dr. Sarah Roberts, University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Teresa Molina, University Neighborhood Partners, U of U

THURSDAY, MAR. 31 | 10:45 AM 
Unequal Voices: The Politics of Inequality
Panel 2: On Income Inequality

Moderator: Alex Lovell, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, U of U
Dr. Nick Carnes, Stanford School of Public Policy, Duke University
Dr. Colleen Casey, Department of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Arlington
Dr. Thomas Maloney, Department of Economics, U of U

THURSDAY, MAR. 31 | 2:00 PM 
Brazil Corruption scandals and Their Ramifications 
Joao Alberto Graca, Special Advisor to the Minister of Labor and Employment of Brazil and a member of the Brazilian Committee of Investment Funds

FRIDAY, APR. 1 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
How Did Utah Women Fare This Legislative Session?
Rep. Becky Edwards
Rep. Carol Spackman Moss

Rep. Angela Romero
Senator Jani Imawoto
Presented by the Utah Women's Coalition

MONDAY, APR. 4 | 10:45 AM
Unparalleled Partnerships
Utah and Southern France: When Nice city meets Salt Lake City

Rudy Salles, Member, National Assembly of France, Vice Mayor of Nice, France

MONDAY, APR. 4 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
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Government and Nonprofit Jobs Week: The NSA
Chris Jones, Recruiter, NSA

TUESDAY, APR. 5 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Government and Nonprofit Jobs Week
Keynote: Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams


TUESDAY, APR. 5| 3:00 PM
Hot Topics: A Diplomat's View
Ambassador Christopher Robert Hill, Dean of the Josef Corbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver; former Ambassador to Iraq, Republic of Korea, Poland, and Republic of Macedonia and Assistant Secretary of State East Asian and Pacific Affairs

WEDNESDAY, APR. 6 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
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Government and Nonprofit Jobs Week: Nonprofit Panel
Krystal Rogers-Nelson, Program Director, Real Food Rising
Elizabeth Garbe, Senior Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, United Way of Salt Lake
Nancy Winemiller Basinger, President and CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah

MONDAY, APR. 4 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
America and Islam: Peace and Justice in an Age of ISIS and Islamophobia
Professor Omid Safi, Director of the Islamic Studies Center at Duke University; editor, Progressive Muslims: On Justice, Gender, and Pluralism
Co-sponsored by The Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy, Middle East Center, Religious Studies Program, Office of Equity and Diversity, Peace Advocacy Coalition, Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land, Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice, Gandhi Alliance for Peace

THURSDAY, APR. 7 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Government and Nonprofit Jobs Week: Trade and Finance
Moderator: Don Willie, Managing Director, World Trade Center Utah
Daniel Leifson, Founder & CEO, The Rubicon Council
Nicholas Fry, Senior Examiner, FDIC
Erin Laney, Business Development Director, EDC Utah

THURSDAY, APR. 7 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Sufism, Salafism, and Security in Northwest Africa
Professor Jonathan Hill, Reader in Postcolonialism and the Maghreb in the Defense Studies Department at King's College, London


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

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HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. 

To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary from Hinckley Institute staff, click here.


GIVING BACK


The Hinckley Institute would like to extend our appreciation to our many supporters. We are deeply grateful for your generosity. Please help to continue the expansion of the valuable opportunities the Hinckley Institute provides for students by clicking below.
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Special Update March 2016

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Former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney will address students at a Hinckley Forum, tomorrow, March 3, at the University of Utah on the state of the 2016 presidential race.

The forum will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Libby Gardner Hall in the David Gardner Hall Building, 1375 President's Circle. 


Seating will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors will open at 8:30am, and students are encouraged to attend. 


 

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JASON PERRY NAMED DIRECTOR OF THE HINCKLEY INSTITUTE OF POLITICS

 

On January 15, 2016, the University of Utah named Jason Perry the new director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

In addition to becoming the venerable institute’s fifth director, Perry will continue to serve as the University of Utah’s vice president for government relations.

“The Hinckley Institute has provided opportunities for students at the University of Utah for more than 50 years. To continue this important work, the institute needs a director who can oversee its programs at the state, national and international levels and provide a vibrant forum for students on campus. Jason Perry is eminently qualified to be the director. He has my full support, and I know he will be a great asset to the university and the community as well,” said Hinckley Chairman Jim Hinckley.

Perry became vice president for government relations at the U in 2011 and is also an adjunct professor at the U’s S.J. Quinney College of Law. Prior to his arrival at the U, Perry served as the chief of staff to Utah Gov. Gary R. Herbert, where he helped guide a successful transition team and a landslide victory for the governor in the November 2010 election.

“For anyone involved in Utah politics, whether as a participant, observer, scholar or student, the Hinckley Institute of Politics is the go-to institution for information, analysis and context,” said Perry. “I’ve always admired the work of the Hinckley Institute, and I’ve looked up to previous directors as leaders in such an important area of our lives. Politics matters. The activities of our elected officials and the work of government bodies impacts all Utahns, and I’m honored to be in a position to continue to ensure the next generation of citizens is engaged and informed.”

Perry has also served as executive director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED), a cabinet-level position. Appointed in 2006 by former Utah Gov. Jon M. Huntsman, Perry oversaw the Business Development Office, the Utah Office of Tourism and the Utah Film Commission. He was instrumental in the recruitment and expansion of companies to Utah such as Amer Sports, Procter & Gamble Co., Disney Interactive Studios, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and the Hershey Co. He also helped secure filming the series of “High School Musical” films in Utah. During Perry’s time at the helm of GOED, Utah saw national accolades recognizing the state as one of the “Most Business Friendly States,” “Most Dynamic Economy,” and “Best Managed State.”

For the full press release, click here

SENATOR ROBERT BENNETT
INDUCTED TO THE HINCKLEY
HALL OF FAME

The Hinckley Institute was honored to induct Senator Robert F. Bennett into the Hinckley Hall of Fame on January 27, 2016, where he joined past public servants like Lieutenant General Brent Scowcroft, Governor Scott M. Matheson, and U.S. Senator Wallace F. Bennett. 

For more information about Senator Bennett and his induction, see this Deseret News article

HINCKLEY INSTITUTE

ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS


APPLICATIONS DUE: MARCH 1

 
Past Dan Jones Scholarship Recipients

The Hinckley Institute provides a remarkable number of funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Though some scholarships specifically support internship experiences, others are purposed purely for academic merit and pursuit. Applications for 2016 academic scholarships are due on March 1, 2016. Find more information and application links here. 

LOCAL INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS

DUE: MARCH 6
 

Hinckley Institute Local Internship applications for the summer semester are due by 11:59 pm on March 6, 2016. The Hicnkley Institute places upwards of 150 local interns every year. All local internships are part time and accredited through the University of Utah. For more information, visit the Hinckley Website or come by OSH 253 anytime.

NEW POLLING PARTNERSHIP

 
The Hinckley Institute and the Salt Lake Tribune have commissioned a new polling initiative to gauge Utah's public opinion. In mid-January the first poll asked, "If you were caucusing today, who would you caucus for?" For the results of this poll, click here

There will be several more polls this year, seeking to add to the valuable field of polling sources already present in Utah. The Hinckley Institute and Tribune hope these polls will guide policy on important Utah issues and that the Hinckley can bring polling data back to its students. 

For more information about the Hinckley's new polling project, take a look at this recent TribTalk with Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Tribune Editor Dan Harrie, and Hinckley Director Jason Perry. 

THE INTERN BLOG

 
Our spring interns are making waves around the world.  
Myley and Mathias Boggs are interning at the Suzhou Industrial Park Foreign Language School in Suzhou, China.

To read more adventures from our local, national, and global interns, visit The Intern Blog.



INTERN SPOTLIGHT: WESTON WOOD

 
Hinckley student Weston Wood recently finished an internship with Utah Rivers Council. He did such tremendous work that Utah Rivers council hired him on at the end of the semester. Congratulations, Weston!

Weston is pursuing an Honors Bachelor of Science in political science and communication. After graduation, he plans to take a break from school and continue to conduct environmental advocacy work in the nonprofit sector. Then he hopes to return to graduate school to study power and the environment and continue to make an impact through research and education. 
FEBRUARY FORUM SCHEDULE

MONDAY, FEB. 8 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Outcomes Based Decision Making: Criminal Justice Reform
Jenny Wilson, Salt Lake County Council, At-Large Seat A
Aimee Winder Newton, Salt Lake County Council Member, District 3
Kerri Nakamura, Government Policy Director, Sorenson Impact Center

TUESDAY, FEB. 9 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Career Planning and Internships in the World of the Smart Home and Internet of Things
Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint
Presented by the College of Social & Behavioral Science


WEDNESDAY, FEB. 10 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Europe's Migrant Crisis
Geoffrey Harris
, Deputy Head of Office at the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress

THURSDAY, FEB. 11 

Helping People who are Homeless
Jonathan Hardy (moderator), Utah Housing and Community Development Division
Tamera Kohler, Director, State Community Services Office
Larua Michalski, Chief Executive Director, The Road Home
Gwen White, Resident, Kelly Benson Apartments

TUESDAY, FEB. 16 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)

Cyberspace in Peace and War
David P. Fidler, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, Vivint

TUESDAY, FEB. 16 | 2:00 PM
The Future of UK Politics: A Conservative Voice
MP David Nuttall, British Parliament
Presented by the Sam Rich Program in International Politics

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24 | Noon (Pizza & Politics)
Poly ("many") tics ("blood sucking parasites"): Why Women Should Run for Office
Senator Pat Jones, CEO, Women's Leadership Institute
Presented by Elect Her and co-sponsored by ASUU

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24 | 2:00 PM
ASUU President/VP Debate
Presented by ASUU


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

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HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. To read Director Jason Perry's comments about Mia Love's freshman run in Congress, click here. For his commentary about the 2016 Presidential Race, this interview with Utah Policy. For coverage about the appointment of Jason Perry as the new Director of the Hinckley Institute, click here

To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary of Hinckley Institute Director Jason Perry, see our media page.


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Special Update—Hall of Fame Induction: Senator Bennett

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Please join us in the Hinckley Caucus room as we celebrate Senator Bennett's induction into the Hinckley Hall of Fame. 

Robert F. Bennett represented Utah in the U.S. Senate from 1993-2011. During his 18 year tenure, he earned a reputation for reaching across party lines to develop creative and pragmatic solutions to critical issues. 

As a Senior Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, he secured funds for the 2002 Winter Olympics, FrontRunner, and Trax. He also served as a Senior Member of the Senate Banking Committee, as the Ranking Republican on the Senate Rules Committee, and as Chairman of the distinguished Joint Economic Committee. 

Born on September 18, 1933, he married Joyce McKay in 1962. They have six children. Senator Bennett graduated from the University of Utah in 1957 where he later returned to serve as a Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar. 
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SUMMER 2016 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN NOW

Hinckley Internship applications are now open for the summer 2016 semester.  All Hinckley internships are semester-long and accredited by the University. For more information, click here, find the Hinckley Institute at Plazafest, or come into the Hinckley Institute anytime. To set up an appointment or ask a specific question, email info@hinckley.utah.edu. See summer deadlines below: 
 

Global: February 1
National: February 1
Local: March 6


HINCKLEY ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS

APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1

 

Past Dan Jones Scholarship Recipients

The Hinckley Institute provides a remarkable number of funding opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Though some scholarships specifically support internship experiences, others are purposed purely for academic merit and pursuit. Applications for 2016 scholarships are due on March 1, 2016. Find more information and application links here. 
 
Delegates wanted for the 2016 Utah Intercollegiate Legislature March 31 to April 2, 2016 at the Utah State Capitol. The Utah Intercollegiate Legislature (UIL) is a state-wide civic engagement program hosted each spring. UIL provides students the opportunity to connect with Legislators, participate in a two-day legislative simulation, and engage in service to the community. If you are interested please send your resume and cover letter to Molly Wheeler and Natalie Tippets by Friday, January 15. More information can be found here

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INTRODUCING SPRING FORUM HOSTS

 

 
Madi Shupe is a business administration  major who has been involved with the  Hinckley Institute since last spring when she did an internships with Congressman Stewart's office in Washington, DC. She is an enormous foodie and self-proclaimed "cupcake-obsessed." 
 
 

 
Sawson Gholami, a math and biology major, completed his first Hinckley Internship with the Attorney General's Office in the Environment and Health Division. Fun fact about Sawson: he once slept in a hotel made of ice. 
 
 

 
Taylor Talbot is a marketing major with two Hinckley internships under his belt. He completed the legislative internship and then a Washington, DC, internship with the Senate Finance Committee. He plays guitar and loves to hike. 
JANUARY FORUM SCHEDULE
 
 
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13 | 2:00 PM
Challenges Facing U.S. Foreign and Security Policies

Ambassador Thomas Pickering, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs1997-2000; US Ambassador to the United Nations 1989-1992
Co-sponsored by S.J. Quincy College of Law

THURSDAY, JAN. 14 | 3:30 PM
Five Steps for Federalism: Why Shouting for State's Rights in Meaningless

Connor Boyack, Founder and President of Libertas Institute

TUESDAY, JAN. 19 | 8:00 AM
MLK
Ron Coleman, Associate Professor, Department of History & Ethnic Studies
Armando Soloranzo, Associate Professor, Department of Consumer Studies & Ethnic Studies

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20 | 8:00 AM (BREAKFAST AT 7:00 AM)
Martin Luther King Celebration Event
My Journey in Zion
Ron Coleman, Associate Professor, Department of History & Ethnic Studies
Following the Path of MLK: Latinos in Utah
Armando Solorzano, Associate Professor, Department of Consumer Studies & Ethnic Studies
Co-Sponsored by the College of Social & Behavioral Science and the Office for Equity and Diversity


THURSDAY, JAN. 21 | NOON (PIZZA & POLITICS)
The Paradox of Integrity and Corruption
J. Patrick Dobel
, Evans School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Washington

Co-sponsored by the Dalmas Nelson Lecture on Law and Ethics

FRIDAY, JAN. 22 | NOON (PIZZA & POLITICS)
Standing in Solidarity

Gabby Huggins, Media Arts Student, Spy Hop Productions
Jem Locquiao, Activist and Graduate Student, University of Utah
Kilo Amora, Community Organizer and Social Change Facilitator
Irene Ota (moderator), Diversity Coordinator and Instructor in the College of Social Work

MONDAY, JAN. 25 | NOON (PIZZA & POLITICS)
Mark Twain's and India

Dr. Seema Sharma, Fulbright Scholar Stanford University; Associate Professor of Literature, Jai Hind College, Mumbai University

TUESDAY, JAN. 26 | NOON (PIZZA & POLITICS)
Ending the Tyranny of Oil
Leif Wenar, Chair of Philosophy and Law, Kings College London

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27 | 10:30 AM
Hinckley Hall of Fame Induction
Senator Robert F. Bennett

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27 | 1:30 PM
Northeast Asia Security Environment and U.S. Korea Alliance
Mr. Dong Man Han, Consul General of South Korea 

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 27 | 3:00 PM RECEPTION 
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Mist of the Earth – Opening of photo art exhibit
Brazilian artist and eco-activist, Denise Milan's, "Mist of the Earth"

present an exhibition of photo-works that brings together memory and history and invites viewers on a journey of imagination and reflection about the environment challenges of development
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies

THURSDAY, JAN. 28 | 12:30 PM (PIZZA & POLITICS)
Brazilian Politics on the World Stage

Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center
Co-sponsored by the Center for Latin American Studies


HINCKLEY ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT:

BASIL VETAS 


Congratulations to Hinckley Alumni, Basil Vetas, on winning the JPMorgan Chase Code for Good Challenge. Basil and his team worked with the non-profit Rock the Earth, a group that works on environmental issues by partnering with musicians, concert venues, and music festivals. Basil's team created a mobile, automated system for collecting petition signatures at concerts and other events that can later be monitored on social media platforms. In fact, Basil's performance so impressed JPMorgan that he was offered a full-time position in New York City. Basil has previously interned with the University Impact Fund and with Village Capital in Nairobi, Kenya. Additionally, Basil served as co-editor of the 2014 Hinckley Journal of Politics
 
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: ZACHARY LUSK

We deeply feel the loss of such an outstanding student, intern, and individual. Zachary's bright disposition and impeccable work ethic opened doors to produce and contribute to Senator Dabakis' show "UP." Due to his strong performance, Zachary was selected to intern with Senator Dabakis in the upcoming 2016 General Legislative Session. Zach was widely engaged on campus and in the community and his presence will be sorely missed. 


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour is aired every Wednesday from 10:00-11:00 AM on KCPW. Tune in to hear student speeches, previous Hinckley forums, and news on upcoming Hinckley events. 

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Semester Wrap-Up

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APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 1

 

Past Dan Jones Scholarship Recipients

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SUMMER 2016 INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS
OPEN NOW

Hinckley Internship applications are now open for the Summer 2016 semester.  All Hinckley internships are semester-long and accredited by the University. For more information, click here. To set up an appointment or ask a specific question, email info@hinckley.utah.edu. See Summer deadlines below: 
 

Global Priority: January 4
Global Standard: February 1
National: February 1
Local: March 6

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ANNOUNCING THE U OF U 

2016 TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP NOMINEESS
 
The Hinckley Institute boasts a national record for claiming the distinguished national Harry S. Truman Scholarship. This year, we are excited to announce the 2016 University of Utah nominees: Anthony Fratto, Gerrit Seymour, and Lesley Garaycochea. Anthony, Gerrit, and Lesley will compete at the national level in February. 

For more information about the Truman Scholarship and other national scholarships for which the Hinckley Institute offers guidance, click here. 
Hinckley Institute of Politics student Lisa Hawkins touring Oxford during the 2015 Consortium

 
OXFORD HUMAN RIGHTS CONSORTIUM

APPLY NOW
 

 

The Hinckley Institute has committed to sponsoring two students to attend the Oxford Human Rights Consortium in Oxford, England this spring.
 

The Oxford Human Rights Consortium brings together students from around the United States to participate in a week-long exploration of International Human Rights Law, humanitarian aid, and war. Students learn from professionals and scholars in the field of war, peace and conflict studies, non-profit efforts, and foreign policy. The workshop is a combination of seminars, working groups, and student presentations. 

This year the Consortium will take place at the University of Oxford, where students will reside for the duration of the workshop – March 20 through 25, 2016. In March, the workshop will be themed, “Human Rights In and After Conflict.
 
The cost of the conferences is $1700, which includes tuition, room and board on campus (including meals), all supplies, and a concluding certificate of completion. Students will be responsible for their own airfare. The Hinckley Institute will award two students a $1200 scholarship toward this experience, and is happy to provide guidance on other sponsorship, travel, or research grant opportunities available at the University of Utah. 
 
There will be another opportunity to attend the Oxford Consortium from June 25 to July 4. The June workshop will be titled, “Religion, Human Rights, and Conflict,” and the student fee will be $2100.
 
 
Applications for Hinckley Institute sponsorship are due on January 16, 2016 by 11:59pm. See the application here. Email Lisa Hawkins with questions.

 

 


HINCKLEY INTERN SPOTLIGHT 

Global Intern Whitney Marley

Secures Job in Parliament


Hinckley student Whitney Marley spent the fall semester interning with the Scottish Parliament. Whitney was such a benefit through her internship that she was offered a full time position in the Dundee West Constituency Office.  She will be employed 50% by the Scottish Parliament and 50% by the Westminster Parliament. 

In the final course evaluation for her internship, Whitney wrote: 

"I cannot put into words how amazing the Hinckley Institute of Politics is. They have opened doors for my future I did not know existed. I would highly recommend any student, regardless of their major, look into what the Hinckley has to offer. The Hinckley has made it possible for me to make a career out of what I was passionate about studying. I will be forever grateful."

Thank you for the kind words, Whitney. Congratulations! 


 HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR


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HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS


The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. 

Recently, one of our Spring 2016 Washington, DC, interns Rachel Folland was featured in The Daily Utah Chronicle. Learn about her experience with the Hinckley Institute here. 


GIVING BACK


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