The Hinckley Institute is pleased to announce that until December 31, 2014, the University of Utah is offering a challenge grant for scholarships. Up until the December 31 deadline, unless otherwise specified, new or increased funds donated to the Hinckley Institute will be matched dollar for dollar with a minimum of $250 up to a maximum of $5000 per donor.
We greatly appreciate your contributions to the Hinckley Institute. Donated funds will be designated to our general scholarship fund, which has supported hundreds of interns. To donate to the HInckley Institute, click below.
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS: SPRING 2015 BENNETT SEMINAR AND PRICE THINK TANK
The Hinckley Institute is now accepting applications for our Spring 2015 Semester Bennett Seminar and Price Think Tank. These prestigious, intimate opportunities offer students the unique chance to work closely with two of Utah's most prominent leaders.
Former United States Senator, Robert F. Bennett, meets with students bimonthly to delve into United States policy issues.
Former United States Ambassador, John Price, meets with students four times throughout the semester to discuss global issues concerning Africa. In addition, Price students are required to attend several Hinckley forums.
The Hinckley Institute is now accepting applications for the Truman Scholarship.
The Hinckley Institute is the University of Utah's designated entity for preparing and nominating Truman Candidates. This highly competitive and prestigious federal scholarship is granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.
The University of Utah is the only school to have produced a Truman Scholar in seven of the last eight years. Most recently, Tianna Tu (above) was announced as a 2014 Truman Scholar.
The deadline for entry is December 8, but you MUST schedule an appointment with Dr. Morgan Lyon Cotti as soon as possible to ensure your eligibility.
Applications are now open for our Summer 2015 Semester local, national, and global internship programs. National and global applications are due by 5:00 PM on January 15, 2015. Local applications are due February 1, 2015.
The Hinckley Institute is pleased to introduce a new internship partnership with Elevate Global Asuncion in Paraguay. Elevate's courses open up valuable avenues for locals to seek new education opportunities, expand their businesses, and ultimately secure a better way of life for their families.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2:00 PM "Does Venezuela Matter to the U.S.? José Cárdenas, associate with Vision Americas; formerly held senior positions in the U.S. Department of State, the National Security Council, and the U.S. Agency for International Development
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 12:00 PM "The Role of Religion in Conflict Dynamics Amos N. Guiora, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Global Justice Center, U of U
James Patton, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, International Center of Religion and Diplomacy, Wheatley International Affairs Conference
Jennifer Napier-Pearce (moderator) reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune
PIZZA AND POLITICS
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 12:00 PM "Partisanship and its Challenges to Communication Natalie (Talia) Stroud, Director, Engaging News Project, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life; Associate Professor, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin
Scott R. Stroud, Associate Professor, Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin; Visiting Fellow (2014-15), Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, Princeton University
Co-sponsored by the Department of Communication PIZZA AND POLITICS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 12:00 PM "The Illusion of Chaos: the Logic of Rebel Rule and Ungoverned Spaces" Dr. Jennifer Keister, visiting research fellow, CATO Institute; associate research fellow, University of Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 12:00 PM
"See U Abroad" Molly Wheeler, Administrative Program Coordinator, Hinckley Institute of Politics
Dr. Richard Ingebretson, Associate Dean of Student Affairs, College of Science
Eric Bloomquist, Career Counselor, Career Services
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 12:00 PM "Human Trafficking Panel" Fernando Rivera, Human Trafficking Education, Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force
Jodi Peterson, Sexual Assault Advocate, University of Utah Center for Student Wellness, Governor’s Human Trafficking Task Force
Gregory N. Ferbrache, Assistant Utah Attorney General
Marty Liccardo (Moderator) Health Educator, University of Utah Center for Student Wellness
PIZZA AND POLITICS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2:00 PM "Modern American Race Relations and Institutional Violence" Professor Edmund Fong, Political Science Department
Professor Theresa Martinez, Sociology Department
Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney
Presented by the Political Science SAC
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 12:00 PM "The Confidence Crisis for Girls and Women Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics, Utah Valley University, Woodbury School of Business PIZZA AND POLITICS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 12:30 PM "Community, Complexity, and Change in Cuba" Gina Russo, Adjunct Faculty, Political Science Department; Assistant Director, Bennion Center
Georgie Zamantakis, Undergraduate Student Participant, B.A. Gender Studies and English
Claire Gorton, Graduate Student Participant, Masters of Public Administration
Dr. Claudio Holzner, Associate Director Center for Latin American Studies, College of Humanities and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Chris Jensen (moderator) Community Engaged Learning Coordinator Bennion Center, MPA Student
Presented by the Bennion Center
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 12:00 PM "Understanding the Local Refugee Community Alex Ngendakuriyo, Burundi refugee community leader
Raul Ymul, Catholic Community Services
PIZZA AND POLITICS
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 12:30 PM "The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns Sasha Issenberg, journalist and author; Fall 2013 Fellow, Harvard University Institute of Politics Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 10:45 AM "U.S. Foreign Policy Development and Execution as it Relates to Europe and NATO" Vice Admiral Richard Gallagher, United States Military Representative North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1:00 PM "South Sudan's Civil War: Eyewitness Account from the Front Lines" Sheldon Wardwell, International Protection Officer Peaceforce in South Sudan
Keynote Speaker David Axelrod, Molly Wheeler, Dalton Edwards, and HIP Director Kirk Jowers
CONGRATULATIONS: DALTON EDWARDS, MCCARTHY FOUNDATION ESSAY WINNER
The Hinckley Institute is thrilled to congratulate Hinckley Student Ambassador and intern Dalton Edwards on winning the 2014 McCarthy Family Foundation Essay Contest. In conjunction with the annual McCarthy Family Foundation Lecture Series: In Praise of Independent Journalism, the essay contest invited college students from across Utah to submit an original essay answering the prompt, "Has new media destabilized the core values of independent journalism and, in particular, political reporting."
Dalton triumphed over all student submissions from Utah universities and was presented with a $2,500 cash award at the lecture. Congratulations Dalton!
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS: 2015 HINCKLEY JOURNAL OF POLITICS
The Hinckley Journal of Politics Editorial Board is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Hinckley Journal publication. Submissions may be rooted in any academic discipline and should be within 15-30 pages. To learn more, click here.