In honor of the oratorical skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute and ASUU are thrilled to sponsor a university-wide speech contest. ALL matriculated University of Utah students are encouraged to participate.
Speeches can be given on any subject but must delivered from memory and be two-minutes in length. The top speakers from each preliminary round will move on to compete in the celebrity-judged finals. Participants can register for as many preliminary rounds as they would like in an effort to qualify for finals.
All students who qualify in the preliminary rounds will be eligible to deliver their speech in the finals.The grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 prize. A $1,000 winner will be selected for the most humorous, compelling, informative, and original speeches, as well as the audience favorite.
To register and view qualifying round dates, please click here.
REAL WOMEN RUN TRAINING THIS SATURDAY
Real Women Run has designed an educational summit for women who have decided to run or work on a campaign. We warmly invite Utah women to attend a full day of free education and training this Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Orson Spencer Hall #255.
Tune in to KTMW's "What's Up Utah" on Channel 20 this Friday, March 27 at 7:00 PM to watch Hinckley Director Kirk Jowers be interviewed as a special guest. For links to all of the Hinckley Institute press appearances click here.
EXTREME AFFORDABILITY GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
The Hinckley Institute is pleased to cosponsor the 2015 Extreme Affordability Global Health Conference at the University of Utah. Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Half the Sky and A Path Appears, Nicholas Kristof, will deliver the Kickoff Event Address Thursday, April 9, at 7:00 PM. The conference will take place both Friday, April 10, and Saturday, April 11, featuring a wide array of global health experts.
In collaboration with the University of Utah Political Science Department, the Hinckley Institute is co-teaching a week-long intensive summer course as part of the U's Plan to Finish grant. The Plan to Finish grant assists students with graduating sooner. This class will provide the unique opportunity to combine theory and practice in order to promote social change in areas such as local politics and community, race, gender, family, education, and government. Please contact Charlene Orchard for more information.
POLITICAL SCIENCE 3960-002: UTAH STATE POLITICS AND POLICY
The Hinckley Institute is excited to announce our current collaboration with the University of Utah Political Science Department in teaching Political Science 3960-002, Utah State Politics and Policy. This course is intended to compliment the intense learning experience of the Hinckley Institute's spring Legislative Internship program. Students are given the chance to debrief and better understand the implications of the policies and politics they encountered during the General Utah Legislative Session. For more information on the Legislative Internship program, click here.
CITIZEN UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE
The Hinckley Institute recently sent some of our top students to the Citizen University Conference in Seattle, Washington, to learn about civic participation and community organizing. They are excited to come back to campus and share what they have learned. To find out more click here.
Pictured above (from left): Anna Solomon, Montana Martinez, Scott Thatcher, Molly Wheeler, Gerrit Seymour, Tianna Tu.
HINCKLEY FORUM SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 12:00 PM
Outstanding Professor Series Professor Kristen Hawkes, Distinguished Professor, Anthropology Department and winner of the Rosenblatt Prize
PIZZA AND POLITICS
THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 12:00 PM Amahl Bishara
PIZZA AND POLITICS
MONDAY, APRIL 6, 3:30 PM
"Getting North Korea Wrong" Kirk Larson, Assoicate Professor of the History Department, Assistant Directior of Academic Programs and Research, BYU Presented by The Confucius Institute and Asia Center
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 12:00 PM "Climate Change: Investing and Divesting for a Sustainable Future" Karl Lins, Spencer Fox Eccles Chair in Banking and Professor of Finance, David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah
David Chapman, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Geology and Geophysics and Dean Emeritus, Graduate School
Gavin Jabusch, Co-founder, Green Alpha Advisors and University of Utah Alumni
Sarah Jack Hinners (moderater), Acting Director, Ecological Planning Center and Assistant Professor, Research, Dept. of City and Metropolitan Planning PIZZA AND POLITICS
MONDAY, APRIL 13, 2:00 PM Professor Cheyney Ryan, Oxford University
TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 12:00 PM Student Oxford Conference Recap PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 12:00 PM
Outstanding Professor Series Professor Ann Engar, Professor/Lecturer, Honors Program, Professor, Undergraduate Studies, Coordinator, Intellectual Traditions, University of Utah PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 12:00 PM
"Law Day Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under the Law" Speaker(s) TBD PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 12:00 PM
"Explaining President Xi Jinping's Anti-corruption Campaign: Politics of Consolidation" Qingshan Tan, Professor of the Department of Political Science and Director of Asian Studies, Cleveland State University Presented by The Confucius Institute and Asia Center
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT: AUSTIN COX
Austin Cox currently serves as the Constituent Services Director for Utah Governor Gary Herbert. He is charged with monitoring all constituent contacts with the Governor's office.
Austin previously served several Hinckley internships, including with Senator Hatch's local office and as a legislative intern for Governor Herbert. He was also a top student in the Hinckley's Campaign Management and Political Forum Series courses.
When asked about his experience with the Hinckley Institute Austin asserted, "When I first heard of the world-class reputation of the Hinckley Institute, I was somewhat skeptical. But in all honesty, if you're unable to do anything else on campus, you have to experience at least one Hinckley internship. The staff is exceptional, the internships are unique, and the connections will springboard your future like nothing else. I wouldn't be where I am today without the guidance of the Hinckley."
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 Kirk Jowers's opinion editorial in the Salt Lake Tribune, "Home-visiting program is getting Utah families off to a good start," click here.
To read Hinckley Resident Scholar former Senator Robert Bennett's opinion editorial in the Deseret News, "Are Republican congressional leaders capable of governing?"click here.
To read Hinckley Resident Scholar Ambassador John Price's piece, "The Increase of Islamist Attacks is Alarming," 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 Kirk Jowers, click here.
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