2016 was a year for immense change and growth. After 50 years, the Hinckley Institute moved from our old home, the tired, beloved OSH, and into BLDG 72 (our temporary space in the old law library). The bulldozing of OSH has been bittersweet as we look back on many fond memories and look forward to great opportunity in our future home: the Carolyn and Kem Gardner Building.
Despite our change of location, we had a very productive and successful year. We registered 1,823 people to vote, elected five outstanding HIP Talk champions, hosted 106 renowned forums, started the Hinckley Report with KUED, and sent 331 interns around the world.
With Jason Perry as the new Director, we're excited for the Hinckley Institute to keep growing as we continue to expand internship opportunities locally, in our nation's capital, and across the globe. We hope to see you soon in our office, at Hinckley forums, and throughout the world.
Pictured above from left to right: Courtney McBeth, Taylor Talbot, Barbara Andrade, Christian Mickelsen, Chris Coombs, Hans Liu, Thulasi Seshan, Anna Edelman
We would like to thank our student Ambassadors for all their hard work last semester. Here’s a photo of their December service project with Catholic Community Services, where they helped sort donated items for hundreds of resettled refugees in Utah. Our Ambassadors play a crucial role in our outreach efforts and we’re excited to see all that they accomplish this spring.
NEW HINCKLEY FORUM HOSTS
Spring 2017 Hinckley forums will be hosted by Benjamin Bartholomew and Valeria Jimenez. Benjamin has completed two Hinckley internships, one with Doug Owens' campaign for congress and another in DC with Senator Orrin Hatch. Valeria has also completed two internships, one locally with CHOICE Humanitarian and another in DC with Ibarra Stategy Group. We look forwarding to another semester of enriching forums with our excellent new hosts.
The Hinckley Report is a weekly political discussion with Hinckley Institute Director, Jason Perry, and influential members of Utah's political sphere. Watch full episodes and web extras here, on KUED 7.
HINCKLEY RADIO HOUR
The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour airs 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.
To visit the KCPW Hinckley Radio Page, click here.
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