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December 23, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Ryan-Murray deal signals hope for a broken Congress” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

December 20, 2013: “Letter: Let’s promote clean energy sources” (Salt Lake Tribune) “That’s under the income taxing system, but as former Rep. Bob Inglis said at the Hinckley Institute: It’s possible if we “unleash the power of free enterprise for clean air and energy.”

December 19, 2013: “With Matheson out, Utah Dems scramble for 2014″ (Daily Herald)Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Matheson would very much be a viable candidate for U.S. Senate or Utah governor in the future.”

December 18, 2013: “Matheson’s exit prompts questions regarding 2014 election” (Fox 13) “Republican and Hinckley Institute director Kirk Jowers and democrat and former party chair Donald Dunn are on the same page when it come to the top person on the democrat list.”

December 18, 2013: “Search warrant reveals possible charges against former Utah attorney general” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, sees it as a two-man race between Reyes and Tarbet, the acting attorney general.”

December 18, 2013: “Mia Love Is Clear Front-Runner for Matheson Seat” (Roll Call) “I think Mia Love is too formidable right now,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “She has the name ID, the money and now she has Dave Hansen who is about the most respected campaign manager. So if you’re taking a look at your ability to win, it’s hard to see anybody who doesn’t start out behind in all major campaign considerations.”

December 18, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed on Fox 13 regarding Congressman Matheson’s retirement and next possible steps.

December 17, 2013: “Jowers: Lee Will Transform the Tea Party” (Utah Policy) Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers says Mike Lee has a chance to change the direction of the Tea Party and transform the Republican party as well. “

December 18, 2013: “Search warrant reveals possible charges against former Utah attorney general” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, sees it as a two-man race between Reyes and Tarbet, the acting attorney general.”

December 17, 2013: Rep. Jim Matheson says he won’t run for re-election in 2014″ (KSL) Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Matheson’s departure all but assures the seat will fall into Republican hands.”

December 17, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL News Radio regarding Rep. Jim Matheson’s announcement that he was not running for reelection.

December 2013: “The University is unifying and expanding its endeavors to bring international experiences to all students.” (Continuum) “She signed up for a global internship through the Hinckley Institute of Politics, and it led her to India.”

December 2013: “Through the Years” (Continuum) “Since 2007, the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics has coordinated an internship program with Maitri every semester. Singh Wadhwa often works directly with the U interns, who help with a range of projects including the organization’s annual report, newsletter, website, grant proposal development and writing, background research for projects, and even development and execution of new projects. Kirk Jowers BA’92, current director of the Hinckley Institute, also serves on Maitri’s international advisory board.”

December 17, 2013: “Rep. Jim Matheson says he won’t run for re-election in 2014″ (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Matheson’s departure all but assures the seat will fall into Republican hands. He said it would be nearly impossible for another Democrat to recreate Matheson’s campaign magic with one possible exception — McAdams.”

December 17, 2013: “Utah Democrat Rep. Matheson won’t seek 8th term” (Washington Post) Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics said he wouldn’t be surprised if Matheson launched a bid for Lee’s seat or the governor’s office in 2016.”

December 17, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL News Radio regarding Rep. Jim Matheson’s announcement that he was not running for reelection.

December 16, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Are the rich getting richer off the poor?”  (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

December 16, 2013: “Mike Lee will change the tea party” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers is the Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Caplin & Drysdale.”

December 13, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed on Fox 13 regarding jailed associate of former attorney general.

December 13, 2013: “Lawson charges trigger big question: Who’s next”  (Salt Lake Tribune) “It should send shock waves up the spine of Shurtleff and Swallow,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. “There’s a danger whenever you get someone with not much to lose and a lot to gain by giving up a bigger fish. It would seem this is the opening act.”

December 8, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Create wealth before distributing it” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

December 6, 2013: “A Giant is Gone but Mandela’s Legacy Lives On” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

December 3, 2013: “Somalia: Education is the Best Way to Defeat Al-Shabaab” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

December 2, 2013: “Candidates seeking to replace Swallow include pair with ties to his accusors” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Republicans may want to avoid choosing anyone connected to Swallow.”

December 2, 2013: “AG candidates include 2 with ties to Swallow’s accusers” (KSL)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Republicans may want to avoid choosing anyone connected to Swallow.”

December 2, 2013: “Utah A.G. John Swallow: ‘No way to convince people I’m innocent’” (Deseret News) Kirk Jowers, who heads the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said it’s unreasonable for Swallow to want a blanket finding of innocence from the public.”

December 2, 2013: “Robert Bennett: ‘Nuclear option’ ends unwritten rules” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

December 2, 2013: “‘No way to convince people I’m innocent,’ says John Swallow” (KSL)Kirk Jowers, who heads the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said it’s unreasonable for Swallow to want a blanket finding of innocence from the public.”

November 27, 2013: “Rising star or sinking? Lee ignites both sides” (Standard-Examiner) Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said Lee’s appeal could mean greater fundraising ability.”

November 25, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Caucus delegates do not always honor commitments to public” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 24, 2013: “Utah A.G. John Swallow leapt before he was pushed” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Similarly, Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said a state commission he cochaired that looked at ways to strengthen democracy talked about the need for donation limits — which he says the Swallow scandals show are needed.”

November 22, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio on KSL TV’s morning program to discuss the implication of Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation.

November 22, 2013: “Swallow’s resignation leaves office in limbo” (Standard-Examiner) “Swallow’s resignation is the first time a Utah attorney general has stepped down midterm, said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. The state has seen two governors resign, but both left for other political posts and not in scandal, he said.”

November 22, 2013: “Utah attorney general announces resignation” (Bloomberg Business Week) “Swallow’s resignation is the first time a Utah attorney general has stepped down midterm, said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. The state has seen two governors resign, but both left for other political posts and not in scandal, he said.”

November 22, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in studio on KSL Radio’s Grant & Amanda morning program to discuss the implication of Attorney General Jon Swallow’s resignation.

November 21, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared on Fox 13 TV news to discuss the implication of Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation.

November 21, 2013: “Utah attorney general announces resignation, denies breaking any laws” (StarTribune) “Swallow’s resignation is the first time a Utah attorney general has stepped down midterm, said Tim Chambless of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. The state has seen two governors resign, but both left for other political posts and not in scandal, he said.”

November 20, 2013: “Sam Daley Harris, Author and Social Entrepreneur” (KCPW) “The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 20, 2013) – Sam Daley Harris founded the organization ‘RESULTS’, an international citizens’ lobby effort that significantly influenced policy actions that helped to reduce global hunger and poverty in the 1980’s and 1990’s  by promoting micro-lending, working with UNICEF, and increased child vaccinations.”

November 20, 2013: “Partitioning North Africa and the Middle East Might be the Only Option” (International Policy Digest) John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

November 20, 2013: “Mike Lee steps out of Ted Cruz’s shadow” (Politico) “‘It is true that we’ve had a number of donors, volunteers, etc., who believe that a direct primary will allow more mainstream Republicans and Democrats to get elected,’ said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 18, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Quality health care will bring down costs” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 13, 2013: “Malcolm Gladwell, Author” (KCPW) “The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 13, 2013) – Malcolm Gladwell is author of several national and international best selling books, including The Tipping Point, published in 2000, Blink, in 2005, and the book Outliers, 2008.”

November 14, 2013: “Rolly: Dems, too, try to stifle direct primaries” (Salt Lake Tribune) “County My Vote is led by such prominent Republicans as former Gov. Mike Leavitt, Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers and Utah Jazz owner Gail Miller. But Democrats also have been heavy contributors to its political issues committee, Alliance for Good Government.”

November 11. 2013: “Robert Bennett: Both parties claim victories in changing landscapes” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 10, 2013: “Author Malcolm Gladwell discusses his newest book” (Fox 13) ”Author Malcolm Gladwell spoke at the University of Utah this week, and he took some time to sit down with FOX 13 News as well.”

November 9, 2013: “Sen. Mike Lee in Iowa debut: Time to stop being ‘party of no’” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a Republican, welcomed Lee’s talk of uniting the fractured party.”

November 8, 2013: “UT AG collects $100K from donors, lends self $50K” (The Spectrum) Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the amount surprises him since he was just elected and is more than three years away from re-election campaign.”

November 8, 2013: “Swallow raking in campaign cash again, but it may help pay lawyers” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The amount Swallow has raised surprised Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 8, 2013: “Sen. Lee set as keynote speaker at tea party event” (KSL) “”He would potentially risk endearing himself to that group nationally, but not endearing himself to people in Utah,” said Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 8, 2013: Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar John Price was interviewed on Bloomberg Radio.

November 6, 2013: “Bob Bennett, Former Utah Senator” (KCPW) The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Nov. 6, 2013) –Bob Bennett served 3-terms as a Republican U.S. Senator from Utah for 18 years.  In 2010 he lost his bid for reelection to Tea Party-Republican Candidate Mike Lee.”

November 6, 2013: “Mitt Romney backs primaries over caucuses, conventions” (Salt Lake Tribune)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a founder of Count My Vote, said he’s not taking Romney’s comments as an endorsement, but added that the group welcomes them to the discussion.”

November 6, 2013: “Attorney General John Swallow didn’t delete emails to hide anything, lawyer says” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said the “whole story could be ‘it just looks bad.’”

November 6, 2013: “Malcolm Gladwell: David no underdog compared to Goliath” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Malcolm Gladwell spoke to a capacity crowd at Abravanel Hall Tuesday night, kicking off the inaugural Sam Rich Lecture Series hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

November 6, 2013: “David And Goliath And Why Being A Loser Can Make You A Winner” (KUTV) “He’s talking about his latest book “David and Goliath” though he’s best known for his first book “Tipping Point.” He sat down early Tuesday at the Hinckley Institute of Politics for a lecture series and ended the night with a speech at Abravanel Hall.”

November 6, 2013: “Malcolm Gladwell” (KUTV) “The Hinckley Institute of Politics is thrilled to present Malcolm Gladwell as the inaugural Sam Rich Lecture. Gladwell is a celebrated author, and New Yorker staff writer. Dubbed by Time magazine as “one of the 100 most influential people,” Gladwell has written four phenomenally-successful bestsellers that have changed the way we think about our world and, in the case of his first book, The Tipping Point, our very vernacular.”

November 6, 2013: “A Conversation with Malcolm Gladwell” (KUER) “Wednesday, a conversation with celebrated author Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell was in Utah as a guest of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which gave us the chance to sit down with him.”

November 5, 2013: “Powell Pushing Dual-Track Path to Primary Ballot” (Utah Policy)Kirk Jowers is director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. But he’s kept his position as a lawyer/lobbyist for a D.C. firm, and often travels to Washington on business for that firm.

November 5, 2013: “Malcolm Gladwell tells of the power of forgiveness” (Deseret News) “Malcom Gladwell was in Salt Lake Tuesday night, speaking at the inaugural Sam Rich Lecture Series, hosted by the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

November 5, 2013: “Plans for tonight: Malcolm Gladwell, sold out” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Author and thinker Malcolm Gladwell will deliver a lecture at Abravanel Hall, 123 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City. The lecture starts at 8, and is sold out.”

November 5, 2013: “Gladwell discusses power of underdogs” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Gladwell came as the guest of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, which brought him to Utah as the inaugural speaker for the Sam Rich Speaking Series at Abravanel Hall Tuesday evening.”

November 4, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Obamacare: the glitches will be fixed, the lies will not” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

November 1, 2013: “Jon Huntsman Sr. says book’s Romney tax claim is ‘supermarket tabloid trash’” (Deseret News) “It’s the same rumor that surfaced in 2011 and 2012, and Jon Huntsman Sr. categorically denied it in 2012,” Kirk Jowers of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics said on KSL Newsradio Friday morning.”

November 1, 2013: “Book claims Huntsman Sr as source for controversial Romney tax rumors” (KSL) “Mitt Romney repeatedly denied the no taxes claim and a spokesman for Mitt Romney told KSL Friday, “Whoever the source was, the information was totally false.” Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, spoke about it live on KSL Newsradio Friday morning.”

November 1, 2013: “The Democratic Lies Keep Coming” (Beaufort Observer) “It’s the same rumor that surfaced in 2011 and 2012, and Jon Huntsman Sr. categorically denied it in 2012,” Kirk Jowers of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics said on KSL Newsradio Friday morning.”

November 2013: “Forum discusses future of Utah Energy” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The Hinckley Institute of Politics held a forum Tuesday on the future of Utah’s energy, co-sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Studies Program.”

October 30, 2013: “News roundup: Columnist says Lee deserves a second chance” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Gov. Gary Herbert attends the Utah Water Summit and talks to Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 30, 2013: “Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney” (KCPW)The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: Oct. 30, 2013) – Sim Gill was elected as Salt Lake County’s District Attorney in 2010.”

October 28, 2013: “Bennett shares opinions on future” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The Hinckley Caucus Room was overflowing with rows of students on Monday.They came to see former Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) speak. Although the crowd was full of political science majors and political enthusiasts, many of the lecture’s attendees had ulterior motives — the seminar also offered extra credit and lunch.”

October 28, 2013: “Robert Bennett: A single worldview warps our perception” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 21, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Washington dsn’t need a third party” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 17, 2013: Senate panel recommends Cox for Lieutenant Governor” (The Pyramid)Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and an adviser to the governor, said he expects the confirmation to go smoothly. “He hasn’t had a lot of time on Capitol Hill to step on many ts, so I would assume that Senate confirmation would be a breeze,” Jowers said.”

October 17, 2013: “Utah delegates stand by their shutdown votes” (KSL) “The Hinckley Institute’s Kirk Jowers says Republicans are taking a big image hit as a result.”

October 17, 2013: Count My Vote initiative met with opposition at Provo hearing” (KSL) “At a Count My Vote public hearing Wednesday, backers hoping to change Utah’s current caucus and convention system to a direct primary election were met mainly with criticism and questions from audience members.”

October 16, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL regarding the government shutdown.

October 15, 2013: “Senate panel to consider Cox for Utah lieutenant gov.” (The Spectrum) “The confirmation is expected to go smoothly, said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and an adviser to the governor.”

October 15, 2013: “Senate panel recommends Cox for lieutenant gov.” (Timesunion.com)Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and an adviser to the governor, said he expects the confirmation to go smoothly.”

October 15, 2013: “Video of Dem goading Rep. Chaffetz on House floor gs viral” (KSL) ”The benefit, for Republicans, is that it gives them more control in this debate and their ability to dictate the terms,” said Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers.”

October 14, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Republicans shoot themselves in the foot” (Deseret News)  ”Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 13, 2013: “Tea Party Hypocrisy” (Huffington Post) “So it is no wonder Lee is losing support. Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, told Time magazine, “Utahans expect effectiveness and efficiency and results out of their government, not ideological tantrums.” But Washington has devolved into nothing but ideological tantrums and trust in government is at an all-time low.”

October 11, 2013: “An Evening with Malcolm Gladwell” (FYI) “The Hinckley Institute of Politics is proud to announce the inaugural Sam Rich Lecture Series with celebrated author, and New Yorker staff writer, Malcolm Gladwell.”

October 10, 2013: “Mike Lee’s Favorability Drops In Utah, Voters Want Shutdown Compromise: Poll” (KSL) “Utahns are conservative but pragmatic,” Kirk Jowers, the head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, told Deseret News. “Utahns expect effectiveness and efficiency and results out of their government, not ideological tantrums.”

October 10, 2013: “Lt. gov. pick sheds no light on Herbert’s possible re-election plans” (KSL) “I don’t think the pick necessarily telegraphs Gov. Herbert’s intentions one way or the other,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and an adviser to the governor.”

October 10, 2013: “Rolly: Carl Wimmer gs from Mormon to evangelical” (Salt Lake Tribune) “He trashed leaders of the Nevada Republican Party during a news conference at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics after he learned they had no intention of making him their political director after he had been led to believe he had the job.”

October 9, 2013: “Students intern at ‘Colbert Report’” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “U students studying in the Hinckley Institute of Politics have the opportunity to intern for “The Colbert Report,” the popular political-themed show hosted by Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central.”

October 9, 2013: “Gov. Herbert’s re-election plans still unclear after lieutenant governor pick” (Deseret News) “I don’t think the pick necessarily telegraphs Gov. Herbert’s intentions one way or the other,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and an adviser to the governor.”

October 7, 2013: “Pride Week hosts events for LGBT community” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Tuesday there will be a discussion at the Hinckley Institute of Politics about “two-spirit” individuals. Some American Indian communities believe that a body can be inhabited by two souls of different genders.”

October 7, 2013: “Early Hints of Shutdown Backlash in . . . Utah?” (TIME) ““Utahns are conservative but pragmatic,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “Utahns expect effectiveness and efficiency and results out of their government, not ideological tantrums.”

October 7, 2013: “Potential lieutenant governor appointments, and their odds” (Deseret News)Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers is a close confidant of Herbert but as a player with the “Count My Vote” initiative, may be temporarily sidelined (35:1).”

October 7, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Raising the debt limit is necessary” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

October 4, 2013: “Utahns against gov’t shutdown, poll says” (KSL) “Utahns are conservative but pragmatic,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “Utahns expect effectiveness and efficiency and results out of their government, not ideological tantrums.”

October 4, 2013: “New poll finds Utahns don’t believe Obamacare fight worth shutting down government” (Deseret News) “Utahns are conservative but pragmatic,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “Utahns expect effectiveness and efficiency and results out of their government, not ideological tantrums.”

October 3, 2013: “Al-Shabaab’s Continued Security Threat in the Horn of Africa” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

October 3, 2013: “3 reasons the Tea Party has so much influence” (KSL) “But now, so many things have been added on to it, and kind of the rigidity of getting that, has made it almost impossible to get deals done,” says Kirk Jowers with the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. “It’s burn the village unless you do it our way.”

October 2, 2013: “‘Count My Vote’ Makes Their Case on How to Boost Voter Participation” (Utah Policy) “And along that line, Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics and board member of Count My Vote, said that between he, former GOP Gov. Mike Leavitt and CMV’s main organizer, Rich McKeown, they had spoken to more than 30 legislators who, while publicly declining to support the initiative, privately told them it was critical that it pass.”

September 30, 2013: “Campus Dems, Reps talk national debt” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The Can Kicks Back hosted a gathering at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Monday trying to bring the College Republicans of the University of Utah and the College Democrats of the University of Utah together to gather ideas on how to reduce the national debt.”

September 30, 2013: “Robert Bennett: I’ve seen this movie before” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 27, 2013: “Fordham Debate to Ask Whether Remaining the World’s Sole Superpower is in Nation’s Best Interest” (Law Today) “Moderator Kirk L. Jowers is the Director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and Federal Relations. He also is an Associate Professor and the 2007 recipient of the University of Utah’s Par Excellence Award.”

September 27, 2013: “Debt ceiling debate highlights dysfunction, distrust in Washington” (KSL) “Of course, we aren’t solving problems that need to be solved, like immigration, we’re leaving that undone. But number two, the cynicism of our citizens has reached epic proportions,” said Kirk Jowers, executive director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 27, 2013: “Utah awaits possible federal shutdown” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said what’s seen as dysfunction in Congress is taking a toll.”

September 25, 2013: “ASUU and Hinckley sponsor council to educate on evolving health care system” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “ASUU’S Student Advocacy Board joined up with the Hinckley Institute of Politics to sponsor a forum to help students understand and navigate the post-Affordable Care Act world of health insurance.”

September 23, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Considerations on ‘Count My Vote’” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 22, 2013: “Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Potential lieutenant governor appointments, and their odds” (Deseret News)Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers is a close confidant of Herbert but as a player with the “Count My Vote” initiative, may be temporarily sidelined (35:1).”

September 22, 2013: “Matheson bucks Dems, votes vs. health care law” (Daily Herald) “I think fighting Obamacare in its extreme form is a losing cause for Republicans because they’ve lost so many times on it, including in the Supreme Court,” Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, told the Deseret News.”

September 20, 2013: “Utah congressmen vote to defund Obamacare” (Deseret News) “I think fighting Obamacare in its extreme form is a losing cause for Republicans because they’ve lost so many times on it, including in the Supreme Court,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 20, 2013:  Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL regarding Obamacare.

September 18, 2013: “Hinckley Institute honors Jowers” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The Hinckley Institute of Politics unveiled a portrait of their director, Kirk Jowers, in the Hinckley Caucus Room Wednesday.”

September 18, 2013: Count My Vote launches initiative to change Utah’s primary elections (Deseret News) “Former Gov. Mike Leavitt and other supporters of the Count My Vote initiative filed the paperwork to begin collecting the nearly 102,000 signatures needed from voters around the state to put the issue on the November 2014 ballot.”

September 18, 2013Count My Vote starts drive to replace Utah’s election system (KSL) “An initiative petition drive that would replace the state’s unique caucus and convention system for selecting political party nominees was launched Wednesday at the state Capitol.”

September 18, 2013:  Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on Doug Wright regarding Count My Vote.

September 18, 2013: Count My Vote launches effort for direct Utah primaries (Salt Lake Tribune) “Organizers of the Count My Vote movement filed paperwork with the lieutenant governor’s office Wednesday, officially launching their bid to replace Utah’s system of nominating candidates with a direct primary system.”

September 17, 2013: “Obama to Assad: Weapons Cache must be Verifiable” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

September 16, 2013: “Robert Bennett: The U.S. has suffered humiliation before” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.

September 13, 2013:  Mike Leavitt, Norma Matheson join Gail Miller as co-chairs of Count My Vote initiative (Deseret News) “Former Gov. Mike Leavitt and former Utah first lady Norma Matheson were named co-chairs Friday of the ‘Count My Vote’ initiative petition drive.”

September 13, 2013: Matheson and Leavitt to serve as Count My Vote co-chairs (Salt Lake Tribune) “Organizers of the Count My Vote named two more prominent Utahns Friday as co-chairs of its election reform initiative — former First Lad

September 11, 2013: “Buhler delivers grad rate cure-all” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Buhler spoke at a Hinckley Forum yesterday about the state goal to increase the number of resident graduates in the state to 66 percent by 2020.”

September 9, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Important questions surrounding a potential U.S. attack on Syria” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 9, 2013: “John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

September 8, 2013: “Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Who might run in the next few election cycles?” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, a media favorite and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics is always fun to watch as he maneuvers for the right opportunity. He has staked out a strong position against the caucus/convention system. If there are no changes he is doomed, but if the state gs to a direct primary he could be a contender.”

September 6, 2013Video: Bernick and Schott on Politics – Episode #158 (Utah Policy) ”Utah unveils their new school grading system, Luz Robles decides to run for Congress and the “Count My Vote” group raises more than $500,000 to get on the ballot.”

September 6, 2013: “Video: Bernick and Schott on Politics – Episode #158″ (Utah Policy) “Utah unveils their new school grading system, Luz Robles decides to run for Congress and the “Count My Vote” group raises more than $500,000 to get on the ballot.”

September 5, 2013: “State Sen. Luz Robles challenging GOP Congressman Chris Stewart” (Deseret News) Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Stewart “has done a good job at being a solid member of Congress without giving people any reason to vote against him.”

September 4, 2013: Count My Vote Averages $21K Per Donation (Utah Political Capitol) ”False bios of actual Count My Vote supporters such as former Utah Governor, Michael Leavitt, University of Utah Political Science Director, Kirk Jowers.”

September 3, 2013: “Utah election reform group awash in donations” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The Count My Vote drive” spearheaded by former governor and U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt, his longtime chief of staff Rich McKeown and Kirk Jowers of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics” is looking to expand voter participation in elections by overhauling Utah’s unique method of choosing political candidates”

September 3, 2013: “Count My Vote initiative raises more than $500,000″ (Deseret News) “Count My Vote, the group behind an initiative petition drive to change Utah’s unique system for selecting political party nominees, reported contributions Tuesday of more than $500,000.”

September 2, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Congress is needed in Syria decision” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

September 1, 2013: “Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Some newspaper headlines you’ll never see published” (Deseret News)Hinckley Institute director confesses to not having an opinion ” Jowers totally speechless when asked by TV reporter, ‘Why did the chicken cross the road?’”

August 29, 2013: “Ballot effort to reform Utah elections is a ˜Go’” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The group was formed by former governor and Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt; McKeown, who served as Leavitt’s chief of staff; and Kirk Jowers, who is director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

August 30, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL with Doug Wright regarding Count My Vote naming Gail Miller as a co-chair.

August 30, 2013: “Mali’s Recovery is Dependent on International Aid” (International Policy Digest) John Price  is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

August 26, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Getting a government of compromise” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 19, 2013: “Mali’s Road Ahead” (International Policy Digest) ”John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.  He is the author of  ”When the White House Calls and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

August 19, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Congress should reclaim its powers” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 15, 2013: “GOP poll finds Republicans would fare worst in government shutdown” (Salt Lake Tribune) “‘The poll shows what you would intuitively think. Tea partyers and conservatives out there may cheer and more financially support taking drastic action on this but the moderate Republicans and independents and, of course, Democrats will hold Republicans responsible for the shutdown,’ says Kirk Jowers, the head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 15, 2013: “Al Qaeda Still has some Life” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

August 13, 2013: “PRICE: U.S. Embassies ” the first line of defense” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls”, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

August 12, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Why the U.S. still needs newspapers” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

August 8, 2013: “Dan Simons, candidate for MT. Pleasant mayor” (The Pyramid) “A professor at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics said, “Elected officials end up working 80 hours between their public and private jobs.” Simons said he is the only candidate who has the time and experience to serve as mayor.”

August 6, 2013: “Post-Benghazi, U.S. Embassies are Still Vulnerable” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

August 5, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Democracy fell along with Detroit” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

Augsut 2, 2013: “Results for Mali’s First Round Elections” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

July 30, 2013: “Mali’s ˜Old Guard’ Set to Win” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

July 29, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Do not dismiss ‘style’ in politics” (Deseret News) ”Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 26, 2013: “Group backing ballot change to Utah caucus system raises $70,000″ (Salt Lake Tribune) ”The Count My Vote group is organized by former Gov. Mike Leavitt, McKeown, who was Leavitt’s chief of staff, and Kirk Jowers, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

July 25, 2013: “Lockhart replaces Swallow committee head to avoid conflict” (Deseret News) ”Some of the firms outside the state have Utah ties, including Caplin & Drysdale in Washington, D.C., which lists University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics executive director Kirk Jowers among its lawyers. Several have considerable experience in the political arena.”

July 25, 2013: “How to Sound Smart About Utah Politics – Thursday Edition (Deseret News) ”Tonight the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts a televised town hall meeting on how Obamacare will affect Utah [Tribune].”

July 25, 2013: “News roundup: HW Bush shaves his head to support child” (Salt Lake Tribune) ”A healthcare town hall meeting at the Hinckley Institute of Politics featuring a panel of state policy leaders, experts and healthcare advocates, aims to answer residents’ questions about the Affordable Care Act. [Trib]“

July 25, 2013: “Town hall held for Utahns curious about Affordable Care Act” (Salt Lake Tribune) ”Supported by KUTV Ch. 2 and The Salt Lake Tribune, the free town hall was hosted by KUTV’s Rod Decker at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. It also aired live on KUTV.”

July 24, 2013: “Count My Vote initiative leader: ‘There’s nothing that will stop us’” (Deseret News) “The effort by Count My Vote, which includes former Gov. Mike Leavitt; political consultant LaVarr Webb, who writes a column for the Deseret News; and University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics head Kirk Jowers, began in 2009.”

July 24, 2013: “Town hall meeting seeks to answer Affordable Care Act questions” (Salt Lake Tribune) “But health insurance remains out of reach, and Kristen Hodges now wants to know how implementation of the Affordable Care Act in January will help her family. She’ll bring her questions ” Will they qualify for Medicaid? What about a tax credit for private insurance? ” to a Thursday night health care town hall meeting at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the University of Utah campus. The forum is free and open to the public.”

July 24, 2013: “PRICE: Mali’s presidential election” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

July 23, 2013: “Mormon Malian presidential candidate becomes modern pioneer” (KSL)Kirk L. Jowers is the University of Utah’s Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Caplin & Drysdale.”

July 22, 2013: “Group backing ballot change to caucus system begins raising money” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The Count My Vote group is led by former governor and Cabinet secretary Mike Leavitt; McKeown; University of Utah political scientist Kirk Jowers; and others. It has expressed concern that the current system of letting a relatively small group of delegates pick nominees at a state convention results in candidates representing the fringes of both parties, leaving mainstream Utahns under-represented and driving down election turnout.”

July 22, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL with Doug Wright regarding the efforts to move the 2014 Utah primary election to July, August, or September and his moderating the Utah State Bar discussion with United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.”

July 22, 2013: “Robert Bennett: $700 billion deficit is not good news” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 18, 2013: “Attorney General John Swallow investigative committee faces daunting job” (Deseret News) “This committee has a monumentally difficult job ahead of it. It has to balance public expectations with considerations of justice. It has to balance the public interest and the Legislature’s responsibility,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 18, 2013: “Matheson says No Labels a way to get work done in Congress” (Deseret News) “In Matheson’s case, though, steering away from his party “absolutely” helps him with Utah voters, said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 16, 2013: “Utah House’s Swallow panel to walk fine line on openness” (Salt Lake Tribune) “It’s incredibly unusual and very difficult,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. “It brings up the perfect conundrum, because you have an investigation done expressly for the public trust, but it sits in contrast with all of these private investigations which are in the name of justice ¦ and sometimes they aren’t completely compatible.”

July 15, 2013: “Robert Bennett: ACA delay sign of poor management” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 15, 2013: “Love raises $475K for Matheson rematch in 2014″ (Miami Herald) “The Matheson-Love rematch will be one of the most competitive of all 435 House races next year, and in Utah, it will be the race to watch, said Tim Chambless, a professor at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

July 13, 2013: “Limiting money in Utah politics” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Please contact your legislator and attend the meeting to support our proposal to put into law the campaign contribution limits from the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Democracy.

July 12, 2013: “Bob Bernick’s Notebook: Media Matters” (Utah Policy.com) “Finally, in one of the last appearances I made at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics forums, for some reason several students started badgering me on how biased the Deseret News was in its political reporting.”

July 11, 2013: “Mitt Romney raising money for N.H. GOP, but is he returning to political life?” (Deseret News) “Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, noted Romney’s participation with the GOP is at the grass-roots level, rather than at a high-profile event.”

July 10, 2013: “PRICE: Obama’s miscues in Egypt” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

July 10, 2013: “John Price, former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands and resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics was interviewed on Republicans International Radio.

July 10, 2013: “Candidates for mayor, city council can be scarce in small Utah towns” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The drawbacks of local politics could be discouraging would-be candidates, according to Tim Chambless, a professor at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 8, 2013: “The easy part of immigration reform is over” (The Republic) “”It is the definition of a difficult vote,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. ‘The House members are thinking, ‘It is probably in my own self-interest if I vote no, but probably against my party’s and my country’s self-interest if I vote no.”

July 8, 2013: “Robert Bennett: NSA key to protecting U.S. interests” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

July 7, 2013: “Immigration reform: The easy part is over ” Now it’s the House’s turn” (Salt Lake Tribune) “˜It is the definition of a difficult vote,’ said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the Uni­versity of Utah. ˜The House members are thinking, ˜It is probably in my own self-interest if I vote no, but probably against my party’s and my country’s self-interest if I vote no.” Jowers said he has ˜evolved’ to believe that ˜an imperfect solution is better than what we have now, and the Senate bill is an imperfect solution.’”

July 2, 2013: “Utah House set to create panel to investigate Attorney General John Swallow” (Deseret News) “The pros begin with the public really wanting something to get done here,” said Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics. “I think the House has felt a fair amount of pressure to get started on some sort of investigation.”

July 2, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by on KSL Radio regarding new campaign finance laws that are popping up in states around the nation in response to the threat of Super PACs.

July 1, 2013: “PRICE: Obama missing chance to promote trade in Africa” (Washington Times) John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

July 1, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Having faith in America’s future” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 30, 2013: “Rolly: Former Sen. Bennett says tea party spells doom for GOP” (Salt Lake Tribune) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 30, 2013: “PRICE: Mali elections need to be free, fair and transparent” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

June 28, 2013: “Bennett speaks his mind about Mike Lee” (Salt Lake Tribune) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 24, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Resolving Utah’s wilderness conflict” (Deseret News) ”Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 23, 2013: “PRICE: Africans question purpose of Obama’s visit” (Washington Times) John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

June 19, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live in studio on Fox 13′s Good Day Utah regarding U.S. and Utah politics and an update on the Attorney General Swallow developments.

June 17, 2013: “Majority of Utah voters want Swallow impeached, poll shows” (KSL)Kirk Jowers, the director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said lawmakers must decide if they want to start their own investigation or wait until the current local and federal investigations wrap up.”

June 17, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Sticking to facts is effective criticism” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 16, 2013: “PRICE: Readying outpost in Djibouti for ˜rapid response’” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

June 12, 2013: “Price: French president says Mali rebels will not mar July elections” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

June, 13, 2013: “Mia Love to take another crack at unseating Jim Matheson” (Politico) “Republicans are always trying to put Matheson into a partisan box, said Kirk Jowers, a longtime Romney friend and director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. The problem is that people know Matheson, they like his dad, they like his record, and Matheson ds amazing gymnastics to ensure he can’t easily be put into a box.

June 10, 2013: “PRICE: Nigeria needs help with Islamists, not Kerry lecture” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

June 10, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Abandoning capitalism a bad choice” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 10, 2013: “Real Women Run Offers Training Wvent for Female Candidates and Female Campaign Staff” (Utahpulse.com) “The Hinckley Institute’s mission is to promote citizen involvement in government “ our mission is not being fulfilled if half of the population isn’t fully engaging in the political process.  Hinckley Institute Founder Robert H. Hinckley said, ˜Making up your mind to begin the battle is half the game; nerve to stick to the finish is the other half.’ The Real Women Run initiative is here to first empower Utah women to want to be politically active and then give them the tools and confidence to make it happen, said Lindsay Zizumbo, Program Manager, Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 9, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by on KSL Radio regarding whether Attorney General John Swallow should resign.

June 8, 2013: “Rolly: Lack of women in politics has real consequences” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The third annual “Realwomenrun” training seminar for female political candidates next Saturday at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics highlights some telling statistics.”

June 8, 2013: Hinckley Institute State and National Program Manager Lindsay Zizumbo was interviewed by on Red Meat Radio regarding the upcoming Real Women Run Training on June 15.

June 6, 2013: “Republican group pushes initiative on caususes” (Standard.net) “The measure would push the Beehive State to a primary ballot with signatures instead of the caucus system, where convention nominations are initiated. The group is headed by Rich McKeown and includes Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley School of Politics from the  University of Utah. Jowers is a resident of North Salt Lake.

June 6, 2013: “News roundup: Can you hear me now? NSA snatches U.S. phone records” (Salt Lake Tribune)Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, joined the voices calling for Swallow’s resignation. [Fox13]“

June 5, 2013: “Romney’s son won’t rule out Utah run for office” (KSL) “Romney toyed with running against Matheson in 2008 and later for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, but has yet to make a bid for elected office.

June 5, 2013: “Josh Romney not ruling out run for office in Utah”  (Deseret News) “Romney toyed with running against Matheson in 2008 and later for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, but has yet to make a bid for elected office.”

June 5, 2013: “Political expert says Swallow ˜probably should step down’” (Fox 13)Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, visited Good Day Utah to talk about allegations against Utah Attorney John Swallow, as well as Mitt Romney’s Utah political retreat.”

June 5, 2013: “Romney’s son won’t rule out Utah run for office” (KSL) ”Romney toyed with running against Matheson in 2008 and later for lieutenant governor on a ticket with Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, but has yet to make a bid for elected office.”

June 5, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL with Doug Wright discussing the Romney Retreat in Deer Valley and the next steps for caucus convention reform.

June 5, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live in studio on Fox 13′s Good Day Utah regarding the Romney Retreat in Deer Valley and the Attorney General Swallow developments.

June 4, 2013: Hinckley Institute Kirk Jowers was interviewed by reporter Leslie Thatcher on KPCW 91.9 FM, Park City, UT re: Mitt Romney’s visit to Park City this week.

June 3, 2013: “Romney in Park City for retreat” (Fox 13)Kirk Jowers, director of Hinckley Institute of Politics, said he thinks those present will mainly focus on economic issues and the federal deficit. He said the discussions may have life beyond the event.”

June 3, 2013: “Potential White House hopefuls to join Romney in Utah this week” (Salt Lake Tribune)Kirk Jowers, a longtime Mitt Romney friend and head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, says Americans may not have chosen Romney for the White House but polls showed he won over voters on economic matters.”

June 3, 2013; “Robert Bennett: Utah could learn from California” (Deseret News) ”Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 1. 2013: “GOP contenders for 2016 vying for attention at Romney retreat” (Deseret News) “For the Republicans considering a run for the White House, the gathering is an opportunity to stand out, said longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, the head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

June 1, 2013: “Military Strikes on Iran Would Trigger Humanitarian Catastrophe” (“Iran News and Middle East Reports) “The article entitled Iran strike won’t lead to civilian disaster (Yaakov Lappin, June 1, 2013) was riddled with inaccuracies and misrepresentations of our study, The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble: The Human Cost of Military Strikes against Iran’s Nuclear Facilities. Had Lappin contacted our organization (which he did not), we would have been glad to correct the many distortions allegedly attributed to Dr. Ephraim Asculai’s paper which served as the basis for Lappin’s article (his article ds not provide a link to the paper).”

June 2013: “The Turkey Alumni Club is U’s seventh international group.” (Alumni Connection) “Turkish alumni of the U number about 60, and some 20 students from Turkey were enrolled this fall. Following a March alumni reception in Ankara, Turkey, attended by Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers, a group of alumni has been working with the U’s Hinckley Institute to establish international internships to send University students to Turkey to work in business or government.”

May 31, 2013: “Romney re-emerges into political arena; first appearance set for Utah” (KSL) “Romney confidante and head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics Kirk Jowers says the topics will likely include the economy and federal deficit.”

May 30, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by reporter Andrew Adams on KSL Radio regarding the Romney Readiness Project 2012: Retrospective and Lessons Learned.

May 28, 2013: “PRICE: U.S. unwisely ignores sub-Saharan Africa” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

May 27, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Incompetence is not a good defense or a reassuring strategy” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 24, 2013: “‘Count My Vote’ group aims to change GOP caucus system” (KSL) “‘Every other state has reformed in some way to make it more responsive to technology that has developed since 1890, and more amenable to people participating,” said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

May 22, 2013: “John Swallow corporate donors fail to report contributions” (Fox 13) “The director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Kirk Jowers, also says the combination of a prosecutor running for statewide office with no donation limits creates too much opportunity for abuse.”

May 20, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL with Doug Wright discussing the Republican convention and next steps for reform.

 May 20, 2013: “Robert Bennett: With public trust waning, Swallow needs administrative leave” (Deseret News) Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 19, 2013: “Sunday Edition: West Valley police, John Swallow, and Utah’s caucus” (KSL) “We took a closer look at the implications of the Attorney General’s situation with Kirk Jowers, of the Hinckley institute of politics, and Dennis Romboy of the Deseret News, who have been investigating each of the allegations.”

May 17, 2013: “Utah Group Pushing For Changes To Caucus System” (KUTV)Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers notes that We’re the only state that has a deciding election which is at one place at one time, which of course is problematic.

May 16, 2013: “Syria’s civil war is deja vu of regime change in Libya” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

May 15, 2013: “Mitt Romney to live in Utah ” at least some of the time” (Deseret News) ”Another longtime Romney friend and supporter, Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, also ruled out a political future in Utah for the 2012 GOP presidential nominee.”

May 13, 2013: “Lost respect for Heritage Foundation” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

May 13, 2013: “State lawmakers likely to discuss Attorney General John Swallow’s troubles” (Deseret News) “For a long time it was an easy answer of, ‘We’re going to wait and see what the feds do on this investigation,’” said Kirk Jowers, head of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

May 13, 2013: John Price - resident scholar at the University of Utah’Hinckley Institute of Politics. was interviewed on AM 970: The Answer regarding Benghazi hearings and the situation in Syria.

May 13, 2013: “Lawmakers to add Swallow investigation to interim meeting talks” (KSL)Kirk Jowers, with the Hinckley Institute of Politics, said true or not, the allegations are crippling to the state’s top cop.”

May 13, 2013: “State Department ˜must protect’ diplomats ” and didn’t” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

May 11, 2013: “Challenge to caucus system to dominate state GOP convention” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, has been talking for years about the link between the caucus and convention system and the state’s low voter turnout.”

May 9, 2013: “Romney Hosting Economic Summit In Park City” (KUTV) “University of Utah’s Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute of Politics says Christie was the biggest shocker for him on the featured guest list at the upcoming Romney Summit, saying, Christie was the most hated person of all beyond President Obama or any of the other outside groups¦ he turned the election by embracing Obama so close to the election.

May 8. 2013: “Rep. Jason Chaffetz front and center in Benghazi hearings” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Chaffetz clearly has a role to play in an inquiry into the Benghazi events as a member of the oversight committee.”

May 2, 2013: “Ancient art in Somaliland in diplomatic limbo” (Ambassadorjohnprice.com) John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 30, 2013: “Peg McEntee: Casting my vote against Utah’s caucus system” (Salt Lake Tribune) “This month, a group called Count My Vote, which includes the likes of former Gov. Mike Leavitt and University of Utah political science professor Kirk Jowers, tried to persuade the Republican State Central Committee to make a few concessions.”

April 29, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Cool off the global warming debate” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 28, 2013: “Romney set for Utah retreat” (The Durango Herald)Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, told The Deseret News that Romney’s event shows he’s willing to play a role in the future of the Republican Party, but the bipartisan guest list dsn’t mean he’s trying to make the party more moderate.”

April 26, 2013: “Democrats to speak at Romney retreat in Deer Valley” (Deseret News) “Longtime Romney supporter Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Romney’s choice of speakers dsn’t mean he’s trying to steer the GOP in a more moderate direction.”

April 26, 2013: “Matheson letter confronts Congress over Obamacare” (KSL) “This is the type of expression that will anger leadership of both parties, but it will be received quite well in Utah, especially in the 4th District where he won with barely 1,000 votes,” said Tim Chambless, associate professor at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 23, 2013: “PRICE: U.S. terrorist threat growing with new breed of jihadists” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 22, 2013: “Will Changes Come to Utah’s Nominating Process?” (Utah Policy.com) “What is not fine is having political bullies like LaVar Webb, Dave Hansen, Mike Leavitt, and Kirk Jowers blackmailing the fine volunteers that give of their time to try to make the best decisions they can for the Party.”

April 22, 2013: “Utah’s Mia Love sounding like a House candidate in 2014″  (GOPUSA.com) “But Mr. Matheson, who began his seventh term in Congress in January, has shown himself to be an incredibly tough out, said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

 April 21, 2013: “PRICE: Mali elections may be in trouble, if French troops leave” (Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 18. 2013; “Herbert supports change to caucus convention system” (Daily Herald) “Mike Leavitt and Kirk Jowers have been pushing for changes to the system as they argue it leaves voters who aren’t delegates out of the process of selecting the party’s nominee.”

April 18, 2013: “Iran’s bombs not as dangerous as its nuclear plants” (Deseret News) “He also made a name for himself recently by publishing a report that used science and best evidence to put a human toll on the costs of a U.S. military strike on Iran. Titled, The Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble, the report was featured in this column as well as by Time Magazine, the New York Times and several prominent foreign publications.”

April 18, 2013: “Perspectives: Tricking voters into giving up their voice” (StGeorgeUtah.com) “Notable figures like former governor Mike Leavitt and University of Utah’s Kirk Jowers are stumping for sweeping changes. They’d like to see the threshold raised from 60 to 70 percent support at convention for a candidate to claim the party’s nomination. They also wish to see those who aren’t delegates having a greater say in choosing candidates.”

April 18, 2013: “Somalia’s Future Depends on Educating its Youth” (International Policy Digest)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls,” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 17, 2013: “Rising GOP star ponders another run in Utah” (Washington Times) “But Mr. Matheson, who began his seventh term in Congress in January, has shown himself to be an incredibly tough out, said Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.”

April 17, 2013: “Outgoing GOP chairman eyes high-profile political future” (Deseret News)
Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Wright has made his mark in party politics through efforts aimed at encouraging more Republicans to get involved. ”I hope he runs for office,” said Jowers, who has also been mentioned as a possible gubernatorial candidate. “At his core, he is a conservative who believes in participation and involvement, and that alone makes him an interesting candidate.”

April 17, 2013: “Dumb Masses” (City Weekly) “Well, it is the end of the world as we know it, if you are to believe Fair Elections Utah. The group wants to stop left-leaning, socialist types like former Gov. Mike Leavitt, Kirk Jowers of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, and the state GOP.”

April 17, 2013: “Somaliland: Education is Essential to Promoting Peace- Analysis” (Somalilandsun.com)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls,” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 16, 2013: “Hinckley: Liquor stores bring profit despite strict policies” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Some might say Monday morning is too early to talk about liquor laws, licenses and the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control, but the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Bonneville Research disagree as they hosted the event “Working in Partnership with Utah State Government.”

April 15, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by Doug Wright regarding the Utah’s caucus convention system.

April 15, 2013: “Robert Bennett: The GOP missed a good opportunity with President Obama’s proposed budget” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

April 14, 2013: “Utah GOP making progress in quest for open caucus meetings” (Deseret News) “Members of the group backing the initiative include former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt; former Environmental Protection Agency adviser and Leavitt Partners President Rich McKeown; Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers; and UtahPolicy.com publisher and Deseret News columnist LaVarr Webb.”

April 13, 2013: “Utah GOP rejects changes, making ballot drive likely” (Salt Lake Tribune) “In a letter to party leaders Friday, Count My Vote leaders ” including former Gov. Mike Leavitt, his longtime chief of staff Rich McKeown, University of Utah political science professor Kirk Jowers, and others ” said they would abandon plans for a ballot initiative if the party met certain conditions.”

April 12, 2013: “Bob Bernick’s Notebook: Change Can be Difficult, Especially in Primary Elections” (UtahPolicy.com) “It’s unclear now if a group formed by former GOP Gov. Mike Leavitt and University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers will accept GOP candidate nominating changes which don’t address the Bennett and Walker-type situations.”

April 12, 2013: “Don’t Blame The Utah Caucus” (CherilynEager.com)Lobbyist-publisher LaVarr Webb (fronting the celebrity figure former Governor Mike Leavitt “ now lobbyist “ whose conservative image Webb molded),  collaborating with D.C. lobbyis/ Hinckley Institute of Politics Director, Kirk Jowers, and their media ally, KSL Radio Talk Show host Doug Wright.

April 11, 2013: “Sen. Lee says effort to stop debate on gun control bill not a failure” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Lee is just keeping the promises he made when he unseated GOP Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010, to push for more openness in Washington and defend the U.S. Constitution.”

April 11, 2013: “Sanctions on Somalia will Stifle Growth, Affect Stability (Somalilandsun.com)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls,” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 7, 2013: “Somalia: The Price Family Foundation Sponsors Education” (Safeeducation.org) ”John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of “When the White House Calls,” and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

April 4, 2013: “PRICE: Mali’s elections are paramount for peace and stability” (The Washinton Times) “John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

March 30, 2013: “Rolly: The system that spawned a Mike Lee” (Salt Lake Tribune)
“Former Gov. Mike Leavitt, Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers and State Republican Party Chairman Thomas Wright want to change Utah’s caucus-convention system for picking party nominees for public office. There is a compelling reason for doing so. It’s called Mike Lee.”

March 21, 2013: “Gun education would deflect misconceptions” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Clark Aposhian, chairman of Utah Shooting Sports Council, addressed this issue at a gun policy discussion at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on March 4.”

April 11, 2013: “Sen. Lee says effort to stop debate on gun control bill not a failure” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said Lee is just keeping the promises he made when he unseated GOP Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010, to push for more openness in Washington and defend the U.S. Constitution.”

April 8, 2013: “Hinckley Forum: Chaffetz blames rising debt on Obama budgets” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, updated students on the latest news in Washington at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on Monday.”

March 26, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed by reporter Andy Farnsworth on KSL Radio about political cronyism & campaign funds.

March 25, 2013: “Romney bringing 2016 presidential hopefuls, donors to Deer Valley” (Deseret News) “Another longtime Romney supporter, Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, said there’s an incentive for politicians to participate in the retreat.”

March 24, 2013: “GOP ponders changing nominating process” (Salt Lake Tribune) “But leaders such as former Gov. Mike Leavitt and Kirk Jowers, head of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, say the system allows a small minority to choose winners, depressing voter turnout. Right-wing GOP delegates in recent years dumped Sen. Bob Bennett and Gov. Olene Walker despite high voter approval, and liberal Democrats forced moderate Rep. Jim Matheson into a primary.”

March 20, 2013: “Pollster Dan Jones Retires from the University of Utah” (KUER) “The end of Jones teaching career was marked by a crowd of politicians, academics, and students at the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Dan Jones has had the largest impact of probably anyone in Utah on civic participation, said the institute’s Director Kirk Jowers.”

March 20, 2013: “After half a century shaping minds, Dan Jones calling it quits” (Salt Lake Tribune) Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, presents a birthday cupcake to pollster Dan Jones in recognition of his 75th birthday in 2009.”

March 19, 2013: “Dan Jones to be honored at retirement breakfast” (Salt Lake Tribune) “The event, sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, the University of Utah Political Science Department and Rocky Mountain Power, will be held at the Hinckley Caucus Room on the University of Utah campus Wednesday at 9 a.m.”

March 19, 2013: “CHOICE urges students to go abroad, work against poverty” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “The Bennion Center and Hinckley Institute of Politics are interested in sponsoring students to go on these expeditions, and they will probably be starting to provide funds in the fall, Jan Shut said.”

March 18, 2013: . Lindsay Zizumbo, Hinckley Institute State and National Program Manager was interviewed live on the KSL Radio regarding Arizona’s election law.

March 18, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Take ineffective laws off the books” (Deseret News) “Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

March 13, 2013: “Group aims to change caucus and convention regulations” (KSL) “Webb is joined by other big names of Utah political landscape, like former governor Mike Leavitt, Kirk Jowers with the Hinckley Institute of Politics and former Utah Republican Party Chair Dave Hansen. Their main goal, according to Webb, is to get more people involved in the political process and to create an alternative route for people to get their names on a primary ballot.”

March 8, 2013: “WOMEN: LEARN HOW TO RUN FOR OFFICE” (Utah Business) “The Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah is one of the organizations involved in the Real Women Run coalition. At The Hinckley Institute, one of our key focuses is participation, and when we see statistics showing that a key demographic”in fact, the majority demographic”is not well represented, that is concerning for us, said Lindsay Zizumbo, program manager at the institute.”

March 7, 2013: “U students nominated for Truman Scholarship” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Two of the U’s best and brightest students have been chosen by the Hinckley Institute of Politics as finalists for the Harry S. Truman Scholarship, an elite and highly competitive national scholarship that selects only one junior per state for a $30,000 award for graduate school.”

March 6, 2013: “Educating Girls — and Changing the World” (Huffington Post) “As part of that campaign to build awareness, create impact, and call communities to action, a sneak preview segment of Girl Rising screened last night at The Siciliano Forum at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, as part of a broader forum on the future of higher education.”

March 3, 2013: “My view: What’s in a name? Obamacare vs. Affordable Care Act” (Deseret News) “As a senior studying health communication at the University of Utah [intern through the Hinckley Institute of Politics], I’ve had numerous discussions about American health care priorities with colleagues, friends and family. In many of these interactions, I’ve noticed that how we talk about health care is just as important as the policies themselves.”

March 3, 2013: “Sunday Edition: Utah’s budget, arts programs and concealed carry” (KSL) “Richard Piatt discussed the political and potential economic impact with Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Natalie Gochnour, chief economist for the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.”

March 2, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Raising minimum wage won’t help poor” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a Fellow at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.”

March 1, 2013: “Adobe co-founder to headline U.’s Siciliano Forum” (Deseret News) “Adobe co-founder and University of Utah alumnus John Warnock will be the keynote speaker at the U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics 16th annual Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano forum.”

March 1, 2013: “Spending cuts loom; impact includes Hill Air Force Base, legal system” (KSL) “Both sides are saying ‘This is dumb, this horrible, should never have happened,’ ” said Kirk Jowers, Hinckley Institute of Politics representative. “But they’re playing the blame game and we’re, as always, stuck paying the bill.”

February 28, 2013: “Political Cornflakes” (Salt Lake Tribune) “ The U.’s Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers previews next month’s Siciliano Forum, which will focus on the future of higher education. [KSL]“

February 28, 2013: “Hinckley Forum: Health care threats outweigh budget cuts” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “With another budget cliff looming this week, the rising costs of health care pose more of a danger to the United States than the upcoming mandatory federal budget cuts, said Robert Huefner, professor of political science, at the Hinckley Institute of Politics yesterday.”

February 27, 2013: “John Warnock to headline Siciliano Forum” (FYI News) “The Siciliano Forum is sponsored by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, with co-sponsors the Honors College and the College of Engineering. Other sponsors include RadioWest, the Department of Education, and the Electronic Arts and Engineering Program. All events are free and open to the public.”

February 27, 2013: “Opinion: The future of higher ed and the emergence of MOOCs” (KSL)Kirk L. Jowers is the University of Utah’s Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and is a partner in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Caplin & Drysdale.”

February 27, 2013: “Two University of Utah Students Selected as 2013 Truman Scholarship Finalists” (Utah Pulse)Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, who received the Truman Scholarship while attending the University of Utah in 1990, said: Rachel and Brian are extraordinary individuals in every way.  They are talented students who lead, serve, and achieve for all of the right reasons.  They have served Hinckley Institute internships in diverse places, including the Reproductive and Child Health Alliance in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research in Kigali, Rwanda, respectively.  Both Rachel and Brian are brilliant, hardworking, and absolutely deserving of this potentially life-changing recognition.

February 27, 2013: “Video: Utah Senate Honors Dan Jones” (Utah Policy) “The Utah Senate takes time out of their schedule to honor Dan Jones who is retiring from teaching after 53 years.”

February 22, 2013: “‘Real Women Run’ a new effort to get women on the ballot” (Lincoln Journal Star) “Real Women Run — Find Your Voice, originated in Utah as a collaborative nonpartisan effort of YWCA Salt Lake City, the Hinckley Institute at the University of Utah and various other organizations interested in encouraging women to participate in public leadership, specifically by running for political office.”

February 21, 2013: “Huntsman Backs Gay Marriage In Opinion Column” (KUTV.com) “Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Kirk Jowers, told 2 News, “I think Governor Huntsman has decided ˜I will say what I believe and let the chips fall where they may.’”  He went on to say that the piece was bold, “He feels passionately about his country and his party. He feels like he is a Reagan Republican and would like to bring his party back to what he sees as the Republican Party that could win presidential elections and be competitive again.”

February 21, 2013: “Huntsman Backs Gay Marriage In Opinion Column” (KUTV) “Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Kirk Jowers, told 2 News, “I think Governor Huntsman has decided ˜I will say what I believe and let the chips fall where they may.’”  He went on to say that the piece was bold, “He feels passionately about his country and his party. He feels like he is a Reagan Republican and would like to bring his party back to what he sees as the Republican Party that could win presidential elections and be competitive again.”

February 21, 2013: “U.S. assistance can head off extremists in Mali” (The Washington Times)John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of the book When the White House Calls and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

February 20, 2013: “Northern Mali a breeding ground for terrorists long before the current crisis” (The Washington Times) John Price is a former U.S. ambassador to Comoros, Mauritius and the Seychelles islands. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of the book When the White House Calls and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

February 20, 2013: “Utah AG transferred LLCs before signing conflict of interest forms” (Fox 13)Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute of Politics says Swallow may not be hiding anything, but he is in a situation where public perception matters, and Swallow has put himself in too many awkward situations.”

February 18, 2013: “Robert Bennett: Future economic projections are wrong” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a Fellow at George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs.”

February 17. 2013: “Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Legislative session is a boiling cauldron of conjecture” (Deseret News) “Others mentioned are Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers (who led an ethics commission) and Swallow’s Republican primary opponent Sean Reyes.”

February 13, 2013: “Gov’t can’t foil free speech on campus” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “A couple of years ago the Hinckley Institute of Politics sponsored David Horowitz, a venomous anti-Palestinian and anti-Muslim hate propagandist, to speak.”

February 11, 2013: “Robert Bennett: What is the future of the tea party?” (Deseret News)Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 9, 2013: “Donations, actions raise more questions about Swallow’s judgment” (Deseret News)Kirk Jowers, who heads the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said some political contributions can be problematic for the attorney general.”

February 8, 2013: “Great conversation and event with the @uofuDC chapter. Always good catching up with fellow Utahns twitter.yfrog.com/gz335lu…
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February 6, 2013: “PRICE: As Malians fight Islamists, is it best for the West to stay away?” (The Washington Times) “The U.S.-backed NATO incursion into Libya in March 2011 was the catalyst that destabilized Mali and emboldened Islamists throughout the North African region of the Sahel. ["John Price served as U.S. ambassador to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Comoro Islands from Feb. 8, 2002, to June 17, 2005. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah's Hinckley Institute of Politics.]“

February 4, 2013: “Students vow to chase the American Dream despite new reality” (Deseret News)Nelson Warr spends his days as a student at the University of Utah maintaining his 4.0 GPA, prepping for Model European Union competitions, serving on the Student Government Relations Board, and spearheading youth voter initiatives and media outreach in his job as a student staffer at the Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

February 1, 2013: “Tanner Center informs students of global issues” (Daily Utah Chronicle) “Internship opportunities are available through organizations such as the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Mexico Border Studies Program, United Nations Human Rights Council based in Geneva and at nongovernmental organizations in India.”

February 1, 2013: “Proposal to remove straight party voting defeated” (Standard-Examiner) “In an interview last year, Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, told the Standard-Examiner he dislikes the straight party option.”

 January 31, 2013: “Bin Laden’s death hasn’t stanched metastasizing of al Qaeda” (The Washington Times)John Price served as U.S. ambassador to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Comoro Islands from Feb. 8, 2002, to June 17, 2005. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He is the author of the book When the White House Calls, and regularly writes commentaries on Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.”

January 28, 2013: “President Obama’s inaugural agenda is unrealistic (Deseret News) ”‘Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 26, 2013: “D.C. Notebook: Huntsman named visiting fellow at Harvard” (Salt Lake Tribune) “Jones most recently has been the pollster and consultant to Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and he was a leader at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. He decided to step away from teaching, and the institute is planning a breakfast in his honor in the weeks to come.”

January 24, 2013: “Poll: Utahns Say ‘No’ to Higher Taxes and Tighter Gun Laws” (Utah Policy) ”Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and a supporter of the alternative primary route, said looking at the new poll numbers confirms what he’s believed for some time: There is discontent among regular voters with the current caucus/convention system.”

January 23, 2013: “Group: Utah nees more women in office” (Salt Lake Tribune) ”Real Women Run is a nonpartisan partnership that includes the YWCA Salt Lake City, The Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, Vision 2020, American Association of University Women, League of Women Voters in Utah, and current and past elected female officials.”

January 23, 2013: “Initiative encourages ‘real’ Utah women to run for office, seeks service on boards” (Deseret News) ”‘The initiative, created by the YWCA Salt Lake City and the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, also includes political leadership training on March 16 on the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College.”

January 23, 2013: “Arab Spring exacerbated Islamist threat to Mali” (The Washington Times) ”‘John Price served as U.S. ambassador to Mauritius, the Seychelles and the Comoro Islands from Feb. 8, 2002, to June 17, 2005. He currently serves as a resident scholar at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 21, 2013: “What Moderates have done for the U.S.” (Deseret News) ”‘Robert Bennett, former U.S. Senator from Utah, is a part-time teacher, researcher and lecturer at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 17, 2013: “Donation to homeless when filing taxes discussed at U. panel” (Salt Lake Tribune) ”Through my case worker, I now have a part-time job and it’s wonderful,” Davis said during a panel discussion on homelessness at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics on Thursday.

January 17, 2013: “Are you concerned about Al-Qaeda spreading in Africa?” (Fox News) Hinckley Institute of Politics‘ Resident Scholar former Ambassador John Price weighs in on Algerian security forces.

January 16, 2013: “Perry urges students to lobby for higher ed” (Daily Utah Chronicle) ”U Vice President for Government Relations Jason Perry spoke at a Hinckley Forum on Tuesday about lobbying to the Utah Legislature.”

January 12, 2013: “Democrats call for probe into alleged backdoor deal involving John Swallow” by Dennis Romboy (Deseret News)“‘The only thing I would say at this point is that it all seems too fresh to make judgments in any direction,’ said Kirk Jowers, a Republican who heads the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics.”

January 11, 2013: “Bob Bernick’s Notebook: Why Utah Needs Another Path for Candidates to Get on the Ballot” by Bob Bernick (Utah Policy.com) “A number of people are involved “ like Leavitt, University of Utah Hinckley Institute of Politics director Kirk Jowers; Webb; former Leavitt chief of staff (both in the Utah government and various federal bureaus) Rich McKeown; Utah Chamber of Commerce bigwig Natalie Gochnour, et al.”

January 9, 2013: “Richard Davis: Lawmakers ignore ways to strengthen democracy” by Richard Davis (Deseret News) ”Four years ago, then-Gov. Jon Huntsman, Jr. established the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy. He did so to respond to widespread concerns about a decline in political participation by Utahns. The commission, with Kirk Jowers of the Hinckley Institute of Politics as acting chair, spent nearly a year analyzing Utah’s political system to determine what reforms were needed in areas such as campaign finance, lobbying, and elections.”

January 8, 2012: “Group looking to alter caucus convention system” by Billy Hesterman (Daily Herald) ”This isn’t the first attempt to change the system. In 2011 former Utah governor Mike Leavitt and Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute, spearheaded an effort to create a petition path to the ballot. They later backed off from the attempt, saying they needed more time to put together a successful campaign to get the idea on the ballot for voters to decide.”

January 8, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on the Doug Wright show regarding reforming the caucus-convention system.

January 7, 2013: “Utah Gov. Herbert takes oath of office for third time” by Robert Gehrke (Salt Lake Tribune) ”Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, said the luxury of not having to worry about another election for four years lets Herbert focus on his priorities ” education, energy and the economy.

January 7, 2013: “Group pushing new way to choose political candidates in Utah” by Dennis Romboy (Deseret News) ”A group of well-connected Republicans, including former Gov. Mike Leavitt and Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers, floated an idea in 2011 to provide a way to get on the primary ballot aside from the convention. They put their plans on hold after deciding there wasn’t time to collect signatures on petitions for the 2012 election.”

January 7, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL TV regarding Governor Herbert’s inaugural ceremony.

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