THE HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IS ENGAGED


The Hinckley Institute was a founding partner in launching Real Women Run, a non-profit committed to empowering women to run for public office. 

The Hinckley Institute was a founding partner in launching Real Women Run, a non-profit committed to empowering women to run for public office. 


Each June, the Hinckley Institute hosts its annual Huntsman Seminar for Teachers. The five-day seminar is sponsored by the Jon and Karen Huntsman Foundation and focuses primarily on improving civic education in Utah schools. 

Each June, the Hinckley Institute hosts its annual Huntsman Seminar for Teachers. The five-day seminar is sponsored by the Jon and Karen Huntsman Foundation and focuses primarily on improving civic education in Utah schools. 

With the support of the Hinckley Institute, the U.S. National Committee for United Nations Women recognized Utah as its newest chapter in 2013. The U.N. Women's Utah Chapter strives to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls around the world.

With the support of the Hinckley Institute, the U.S. National Committee for United Nations Women recognized Utah as its newest chapter in 2013. The U.N. Women's Utah Chapter strives to promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls around the world.


The state with the nation's youngest population should also be leading the way in youth voting, but unfortunately, Utah's overall voting rates—including among Utahns between the ages of 18 and 29—are desperately lagging. Accordingly, the Hinckley Institute has launched a Youth Voting Initiative in order to combat this apathy. Each year we reach out to local high school students to engage them civically and empower the next generation of voters to be regular participants in the political process.

The state with the nation's youngest population should also be leading the way in youth voting, but unfortunately, Utah's overall voting rates—including among Utahns between the ages of 18 and 29—are desperately lagging. Accordingly, the Hinckley Institute has launched a Youth Voting Initiative in order to combat this apathy. Each year we reach out to local high school students to engage them civically and empower the next generation of voters to be regular participants in the political process.

The Hinckley Institute hosts over 100 Hinckley Forums each year during the fall and spring semesters with leading public officials, authors, and thinkers. Hinckley Forums are always free and open to the public.

The Hinckley Institute hosts over 100 Hinckley Forums each year during the fall and spring semesters with leading public officials, authors, and thinkers. Hinckley Forums are always free and open to the public.


The Hinckley Institute helped equip interested students for involvement in the Count My Vote initiative to increase participation in Utah elections. 

The Hinckley Institute helped equip interested students for involvement in the Count My Vote initiative to increase participation in Utah elections. 



Board Involvement

Jason Perry, Director

 

  • Kem Gardner Policy Institute Board of Directors
  • Policy Institute Advisory Board Member
  • Hale Center Theatre Board of Trustees
  • South Davis Community Hospital Board of Trustees
  • The Leonardo Board of Trustees
  • edcUTAH Board of Trustees
  • Salt Lake Chamber Executive Board
  • Board of Trustees Member at the Utah Technology Council
  • Center for Innovation in Banking and Financial Services
  • Appellate Nominating Commission
  • Alumni Association Board of Directors - ex officio

 

Courtney McBeth, Assistant Director

  • U Athletic Department’s Varsity Club Board
  • UN Women Utah Chapter Co-President
  • Creative Learning Board

Morgan Lyon Cotti, Local Program Manager

Molly Wheeler, Administrative Program Coordinator

 

Recent Involvement

October 14, 2015: The Hinckley Institute cosponsored the Real Women Run/KCPW event "Navigating Utah's New Election System." More information can be found here.

October 3–8, 2015: Hinckley Institute Associate Director Courtney McBeth developed a new internship program in Manila, Philippines and also presented at the 4th Annual Conference on the Muslim World, “The West and Middle East Divide: Bridging the gap through Global Education and Student Engagement. Three Hinckley students, Maher Farrukh, Anthony Calacino, and Andrea Soleta, also presented at the conference.

September 26, 2015: Hinckley Institute National Program Manager Gina Shipley attended the Harvard University National Campaign for Civil and Political Engagement consortium in Boston.

October 8, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti gave a presentation on research to the Women of the Mountain’s Conference, “How Women Vote When Women Run.”

September 27, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti gave a presentation about the Hinckley Institute and Real Women Run to the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy delegation from Jordan.

July 10, 2015: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti spoke to the Utah Brewer’s Guild about citizen lobbying and engagement.

May 28, 2015: Hinckley Institute Outreach Coordinator Tim Chambless received the Hebert Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA). The event took place in the Gould Auditorium at the Marriott Library.

May 12, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the Larkin Seniors Club regarding recent political events, the 114th Congress, and his recent trip to Washington, DC.

March 30, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti spoke at a meeting to discuss the Pew Charitable Trusts Utah Elections Data Project.

March 27, 2015: The Hinckley Institute cosponsored the Inaugural Intergenerational Poverty Research Conference. Additionally, Hinckley Institute Associate Director Courtney McBeth introduced Mayor Ben McAdams as the keynote.

March 19, 2015: The Hinckley Institute's Wayne Owens Fund was pleased to be a sponsor at the 48th Annual Humanitarian Awards event at the Rail Event Center in Salt Lake City.

March 17, 2015: The Hinckley Institute’s Wayne Owens Fund was honored to be a sponsor of the 2015 Humanitarian Social to benefit the Inclusion Center for Community and Justice.

March 12, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Stephen Dubner, the author of “Freakonomics” spoke to the Young Presidents' Organization/World Presidents' Organization.

February 27, 2015: Hinckley Institute Student Staffers Kendahl Melvin and Montana Martinez presented at the Asian American Student Association annual high school conference.

February 17, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the Utah State Bar Day at the State Legislature regarding the state of Utah politics. 

February 17, 2015: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers testified before the House Government Operations Standing Committee in opposition to HB 281 (which was defeated on a 6-3).

December 9, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Student Staffer Kendahl Melvin met with a delegation of young professionals from several areas of Ukraine. Director Jowers presented to the delegation regarding the Hinckley Institute and took questions on a variety of issues, such as the methods by which the Hinckley Institute strives to engage young people and to promote civic responsibility.

November 20, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers participated in the 7th Annual Utah Bankers Leadership Conference at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College, offering his perspective on the 2014 midterm elections and what the outcomes mean for banking and business in general.

October 29, 2014: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti appeared on KCPW to aid with the station's annual fundraiser.

October 27, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers delivered the keynote address at the 95th Annual Life Membership and Freedom Fund Banquet for the NAACP Tri-State Conference of Idaho, Nevada, and Utah.

October 17, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the Elephant Club Luncheon at the Alta Club in Salt Lake City.

October 7, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the S. J. Quinney School of Law regarding a case study on the Count My Vote initiative and the resulting Senate Bill 54.

October 14, 2014: Hinckley Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti organized a Utah Debate Commission event on a series of congressional and attorney general candidate debates leading up to the 2014 election.

September 27, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Hinckley students Max Chaffetz and Anthony Fratto Oyler attended Harvard University's National Campaign Conference. The Hinckley Institute is a member fo the National Campaign Consortium.

September 25, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Tanner Humanities Center Director Robert Goldberg are convening a discussion with 2011 Wayne Owens Chair Dr. Yair Hirschfeld, a key architect of the 1993 Oslo Accords.

September 17, 2014: The Hinckley Institute cosponsored a lecture delivered by former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at Libby Gardner Hall.

September 12, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director and Chief Advisor to the Office of Global Engagement Kirk Jowers hosted a convening with the Ambassador of Peru, Harold Forsyth, at the Hinckley Caucus Room. Memorandum of Understandings were signed and ongoing collaborations were discussed with Ambassador Forsyth and Peruvian Consul for Utah David Utrilla and representatives from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

September 10, 2014: Hinckley Director Kirk Jowers presented a lecture, "A 2014 Election Preview and a Look Ahead to President Hillary Clinton’s Coronation in 2016," to the Park City Institute at the Utah Olympic Park.

The 2013-2014 Wayne Owens Chair has been awarded to Professor Shimon Shetreet. Dr. Shetreet holds the Greenblatt Chair of Public and International Law and is head of the Sacher Institute of Legislative Research and Comparative Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel. During the University of Utah’s spring 2014 semester, Dr. Shetreet will teach an undergraduate course titled “The History of Israel,” and a graduate course titled “Israel and its Foreign Policy.”

August 20, 2014: Hinckley Global Program Manager Courtney McBeth and Student Staff Lisa Hawkins participated with the UN Women fundraising event at the Color Run.

August 7, 2014: Hinckley Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti and Student Staff Kendahl Melvin participated in Real Women Run, an initiative to increase women's participation in politics.

July 30, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers hosted a special Hinckley Radio Hour for KCPW 88.3 FM/105.3 FM. As part of KCPW’s pledge week, the Hinckley Institute offered a challenge grant of $1,000 to help inspire people to support KCPW’s programming, which includes the Hinckley Institute Radio Hour every Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

July 30, 2014: The Hinckley Institute’s Resident Scholar, former Ambassador John Price, and his wife Marcia Price hosted a private film screening of Rising from Ashes, a feature length documentary about about a national cycling team pursuing their dreams in the face of national crisis and genocide. Film director T.C. Johnstone attended this event, and all proceeds benefitted the Utah Film Center and the  Utah High School Cycling League.

August 4, 2014: The Hinckley Institute and KSL presented a Doug Wright Town Hall with Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings (D) and Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz (R) carried live on KSL Radio 102.7 FM.

June 12, 2014: Hinckley Institute staffers Kendahl MelvinMolly Wheeler, and Lisa Hawkins presented at Boys State at Weber State University about civic engagement and voter participation.

June 7, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the University of Utah’s European Reunion in Oslo, Norway, delivering a talk entitled “The Less You Know: Disenchantment of the American Electorate and How the U is Making a Difference.”

April 26, 2014: Hinckley Institute Local Program Manager Morgan Lyon Cotti will be serving as an expert witness at the National Commission on Voting Rights in Las Vegas.

April 18, 2014: Hinckley Institute Associate Director Courtney McBeth participated in a Hinckley panel on changing the University of Utah fight song.

April 15, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was the keynote speaker at University of Utah’s Senior Sendoff at the Alumni House.

April 3, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers will speak at the Muse Lunchtime Lecture Series on Ethics and Leadership at the Union Den from 1:00-2:00 PM. All are welcome and lunch will be served.

March 22, 2014: Hinckley Institute of Politics will host a Real Women Run training for all female candidates who have filed to run for office and their staff.

March 15, 2014: Hinckley Institute of Politics will host a day long training for declared candidates, campaign staff and future delegates.  The training is in conjunction with Real Women Run.

February 25, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Hinckley Institute staffer Kendahl Melvin gave a presentation at South Davis Junior High regarding citizenship and voting.

January 24, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers will speak at the PAC 12 Student Leader Summit

January 15, 2014: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the Sutherland Institute’s 2014 Legislative Policy Conference on Count My Vote.

January 11, 2014: Hinckley Institute, along with the YWCA and others, will host a Real Women Run Training for all women interested in getting involved in politics at SLCC.

November. 21, 2013Commemorating John F. Kennedy — 7-10 p.m. at Hinckley Institute of Politics, 255 Orson Spencer Hall, University of Utah, SLC. Speakers include Dr. Tim Chambless, Dr. Ron Coleman and Dr. Kathryn Mackay. Admission is free.

November 20, 2013: Hinckley Institute Staff Assistant Lisa Hawkins was featured on Girl Rising’s blog for her involvement with the foundation—including a very successful effort to bring a screening of their film to the University of Utah.

November 12, 2014: Hinckley Institute, along with the YWCA and others will host a networking social for Real Women Run at Log Haven.

October 24, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers moderated the 30th annual Jefferson B. Fordham Debate. Nora Bensahel and Tom Farer argued for and against the U.S.’s role as the world’s only superpower in the debate, held in the Sutherland Moot Courtroom at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law.

October 18, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the Salt Lake County Democratic Forum 500 Club.

October 4–6, 2013: Hinckley Institute Staff Assistant Leo Masic, along with former Hinckley intern Sara Seastrand, presented on the Hinckley at Harvard University’s annual National Campaign Conference, where they collaborated with twenty other institutes of politics from across the United States.

July 20, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Hinckley Institute DC Liaison Matt Sanderson spoke at the Utah State Bar annual conference in Snowmass, Colorado on “Campaign Finance After Citizens United: Colbert Super PAC and Other (Less Hilarious) Phenomena.”

July 20, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers will moderated a discussion with United States Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin G. Scalia at the Utah State Bar annual conference in Snowmass, Colorado.

June 17-21, 2013: The Hinckley Institute hosted the 14th Annual Huntsman Seminar in Constitutional Government for Teachers – a five-day seminar for teachers and administrators sponsored by the Jon and Karen Huntsman Foundation. The primary focus of the seminar is to improve the quality of civic education in Utah schools. Participants gain valuable knowledge and insight into current events in American Politics by learning from, and interacting with, political experts, judges, university faculty, and elected officials. The Huntsman Seminar is a unique opportunity for teachers to gain an in-depth understanding of local, state, and national political issues.

June 11, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers met with Peruvian President Humala at the Embassy of Peru in Washington, DC to sign an agreement between the government of Peru and the University of Utah.

April 25, 2013: Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar and former Ambassador John Price attended the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library. In 1999 Price was asked by Bush to serve on the National Finance Advisory Council for the George and Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

April 17, 2013: “Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was the keynote speaker at the upcoming Spring Leadership Development Institute (LDI) for the managers & directors at University of Utah Hospitals & Clinics.

April 17, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers welcomed Albert Zapanta, CEO of the United States-Mexico Chamber of Commerce to the first Mexico Advisory Council Meeting in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

April 16, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers  gave a lecture to the Mass Communication Law class re: Citizens United.

April 16, 2013: Lindsay Zizumbo, Hinckley Institute State and National Program Manager spoke on a panel being organized by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce Women’s Business Forum on Tuesday, April 16th, 11:30 to 1:00 p.m., at Fleming’s Steakhouse on Real Women Run.

April 16, 2013: The Hinckley Institute was pleased to host a few mayors from the West African nation of Mali on Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m.  The Mayoral delegation, led by Malian Presidential Candidate Yeah Samake, was in Utah attending a conference organized by the Utah League of Cities and Towns.

March 27, 2013: Kirk Jowers, a former Beehive inductee and director of the U’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, addressed the inductees and encouraged them to be politically active and continue to serve their communities and the University.

March 20, 2013: The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a breakfast in honor of Dr. Dan Jones who is retiring after 50 years of dedicated service as a professor and preeminent pollster.  Hinckley Institute director, Kirk Jowers spoke at the event.

March 16, 2013: Lindsay Zizumbo, Hinckley Institute State and National Program Manager helped organize and attended the 2nd Annual Real Women Run Training at Salt Lake Community College.  She moderated the panel of women who have run and won in local government.

March 14, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers gave a lecture, “Why the Republicans Lost in 2012 and May Never Win Again,” at TOBB Economy and Technology University, Ankara, Turkey.

March 4, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the Utah Foreign Consular Corp at the Utah World Trade Center.

February 7, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers moderated “An Evening with Jon Huntsman, Jr.,” hosted by the University of Utah Washington, D.C., Alumni Chapter.

January 3, 2013: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the Professional Republican Women’s Club in the Cooper Room Utah’s Capitol Hill.

December 13, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the Masters of Public Administration, Public Policy Honor Society and Pi Alpha Alpha’s Student and Alumni Winter Social.

November 15, 2012; Lindsay Zizumbo, Program Manager at the Hinckley Institute spoke to the Salt Lake Chamber Women’s Business Center’s American Express Women & Business Conference regarding Real Women Run.

November 12, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to journalists from the Edward R. Murrow Program.

October 24. 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the young alumni of the University of Utah for a special pre-election evening. The evening began with networking at 6:00 PM, followed by Jowers’ election insights and Q&A from 6:30-7:30. The event was held at Stoel Rives LLP.

October 26, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to BYU’s Executive MBA students about the upcoming election.

October 23, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the CFA Society of Salt Lake on how politics will impact the economy and markets.

October 13, 2012: Tim Chambless, Academic Coordinator for the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Utah Council on the Social Studies about the elections and how teachers might teach them both pre and post.

October 19, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the Chamber’s Capitol Club Event about “Who is Going to Win and Why?”

October 9, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to AARP leaders about “The State of the Race: A Review of National and State Elections”

September 26, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers provided a snapshot of the upcoming elections to the Utah Realtors Association at a “Broker Town Hall Meeting”.

September 20, 2012: Hinckley Institute staff Ellesse Sorbonne and Kendahl Melvin spoke to several Woods Cross High School classes about youth political engagement.

September 20, 2012: Lindsay Zizumbo, Program Manager at the Hinckley Institute of Politics moderated a debate between Salt Lake County Mayoral Candidiates – Ben McAdams and Mark Crockett at the South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce.

September 14, 2012: Hinckley Institute staff Ellesse Sorbonne and Kendahl Melvin spoke to Judge High School about youth political engagement.

July 27, 2012: Tim Chambless, Academic Outreach Coordinator for the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Salt Lake Sunstone Symposium – Mormons and Mormonism as a Political Force re: what is the role of personal faith in politics and policymaking?

July 17, 2012: Senator Bennett, Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar was awarded the Congressional Leadership Award. Congressional Award program to honor the unsung accomplishments of young Americans throughout the country.  Since its inception, thousands of young people have been honored for their volunteerism, leadership and personal development – representing over 3.5 million hours of public service.  

July 11, 2012: “Senator Bennett, Hinckley Institute Resident Scholar spoke on a panel discussion re: “The Global Effort to Reduce Measles-Related Deaths”.

June 8, 2012: Lindsay Zizumbo, Program Manager of the Hinckley Institute will participate on a panel discussing œWomen’s Issues  from 2:00 p.m. “ 3:15 p.m at the Salt Lake Marriott Hotel. This presentation is in conjunction with UCCD and US State Department to international visitors

June 6, 2012: Hinckley Institute staff Ellesse Sorbonne and Kendahl Melvin presented on Youth Engagement to Boy’s State at Weber State University.

June 4, 2012: Hinckley Institute staff Ellesse Sorbonne and Kendahl Melvin presented on Youth Engagement to Girl’s State at Southern Utah University.

April 13, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers provided advice as a college grad. “Student Alumni Board – Sage Advice by Old College Grads.” See video here.

March 1, 2012: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared live in KSL studio for a SPECIAL TOWN HALL MEETING ON THE AIR, with host Doug Wright and fellow guests Rep. Kraig Powell, GOP Chair Thomas Wright, and Democratic Chair Jim Dabakis to discuss Utah’s Caucus System.

February 16, 2012: Whitney Benns staff assistant at the Hinckley Institute of Politics presented to 450 high school students who came to the U of U courtesy of the Black Student Union. She urged the students to become civically engaged.

February 8, 2012: Lindsay Zizumbo, program manager at the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to the League of Women Voter’s Town Club meeting re: Utah’s Caucus-Convention system.

February 2, 2012: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Trumpeters breakfast meeting.

January 30, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics was the keynote speaker AARP’s and CAP’s Democracy Day and moderated a debate between Republican Chairman Thomas Wright and Democratic Chairman Jim Dabakis.

January 30, 2012, Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was interviewed live on KSL Radio’s Doug Wright Show regarding the Florida GOP presidential primary.

January 14, 2012: The Hinckley Institute of Politics and YWCA Salt Lake City organized a public leadership training on Saturday, January 14th, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College. The purpose of the training was to encourage women to run for public office, work on political campaigns, serve on public boards and commissions, and participate more actively in the making of public policy. The training was open to women throughout the state and there was no charge.

January 12, 2012: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics addressed the Davis Education Association Pre-Legislative Session Dinner with the Davis County Legislative Dinner at Davis High School.

December 16, 2011 : Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in a luncheon dialogue with major party leaders, the director of the state’s most prominent political institute, and the author of Utah Foundation’s recent study on the [caucus] system.

December 2012: Tim Chambless, Academic Coordinator for the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Salt Lake Rotary Club regarding U.S. and China relations.

December 1, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics was a panelist on the œGlobal Political and Economic panel at the upcoming Summit Directors and Officers Conference.”

October 20, 2011: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was the keynote speaker at the UEA Convention for our Capitol Club Members.

October 5, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Osher Lunch and Learn regarding the national political environment.

October 3, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to the UCCD Young European Leaders – 7 International Visitors from Europe to Salt Lake City. These Visitors are traveling to the United States to examine Current U.S. Social, Political and Economic Issues for Young European Leaders. Mr. Jowers spoke about presidential politics. These International Visitors were traveling on the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program, administered locally by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD).

September 28, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the University of Utah Legislative Advocates luncheon at 12:00 at the Alumni House.

September 23, 2011: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the BYU Executive MBA students regarding the upcoming 2012 elections and the potential implications for the financial markets and American business at the BYU Salt Lake Center at the Triad Center.

September 16, 2011: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was inducted into the Skyline High School Hall of Fame.

September 11, 2011: “In conjunction with the performance, Kingsbury Hall, in partnership with ASUU, the College of Law and the Hinckley Institute of Politics, hosted a discussion, led by a panel of social and political experts, about the changes in our communities, our nation and our world following the attacks of September 11, 2001. This collective community conversation took place on Sunday, September 11, at 3:00 PM at Kingsbury Hall.

September 6, 2011: Timothy Chambless, Academic Coordinator at the Hinckley Institute of Politics provided the keynote address in Beijing, China - ”People to People in a Dangerous World”.

September 2011: Tim Chambless, Academic Coordinator for the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the “‘Beijing International Forum on People to People Friendship,’ hosted by the Beijing People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, aims to promote interpersonal friendships, friendly relations and cooperation between Beijing and other cities around the world through nongovernmental exchange.”

August 25, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation dinner honoring Utah’s Finest.

August 16, 2011: Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted Partners in the Park at Poplar Grove Park. More than 300 attendees enjoyed activities and food.

August 3, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke a the Capitol Club Meeting sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce. Listen to the podcast here.

Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute on October 5, 2011, at noon at the Commander’s House in Fort Douglas.  He will discuss Utah’s caucus-convention system and the 2012 elections.

April 28, 2011 : The Hinckley Institute of Politics gave three presentations on political polling to enthusiastic students from Franklin Elementary School.  The students used œclickers to answer questions such as œWho would you vote for President in 2012?, œWhat is your favorite sport?, and œWho is your favorite Utah elected official?  They were encouraged to get involved in politics with their schools, families, and communities.  Project Youth is a collaboration between the Bennion Center and the Salt Lake School District to bring sixth graders from local Title I schools to the University of Utah for a morning full of educational and fun activities.

April 13, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Whitney Benns, spoke to 9th graders at South Davis Junior High about political engagement.

March 28, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics moderated the Legislative Update Panel at the 2011 Governor’s Economic Summitt on March 28, 2011 at the Grand America, 10:45 AM. The panelist included: President Waddoups, Speaker Lockhart, Senator Romero and Representative Litvack.

March 23, 2011: Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics and Federal Relations will speak at Legislator Appreciation Lunch at the Provo Marriott. .

February 24, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to at the “Utah State Bar at the Legislature” at the Utah State Capitol.

February 10, 2011: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to the Salt Lake Chamber President’s Ambassadors on February 10, 2011 at 8:00 at the Salt Lake Chamber. He will speak about the 2012 presidential election and the 2011 Utah legislative session.

February 7, 2011: The Hinckley Institute of Politics and the Middle East Center proudly welcomed Dr. Joseph W. Westphal, Under Secretary of the Army, to the University campus on Monday, February 7, 2011. He delivered a lecture entitled “A Vision for the United States Army in the 21st Century” at 10:45 a.m. in the Hinckley Caucus Room.

February 3, 2011: Hinckley Institute proudly introduced Senator Bennett as a Hinckley Resident Scholar. Senator Bennett will speak at a Hinckley Institute of Politics forum on February 3, 2011 to talk about this new post and life after the senate. The forum was followed by an open house.

January 13, 2011: Kirk JowersCourtney McBeth and Whitney Benns of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the BYU 2011 Leaders Associates meeting in St. George regarding civic engagement and education.

January 9, 2011: “Hinckley Institute of Politics & the Pew Center on the States Upgrading Democracy: Modernizing Utah’s Voter Registration, 5:30 p.m., Governor’s Mansion Ballroom.

November 18, 2010: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Alta Club – Club Night., “2010 Review, 2012 Preview”.

November 6, 2010: “Post-Election Review Panel, Hosted at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics” (Women’s Democratic Club of Utah) ”Mark you calendar for the Women’s Democratic Club meeting that will be held on November 6! We will be having a special meeting held at the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics for a post-election analysis and review. There will be more details to follow concerning directions to park and directions to take trax. This meeting will be held on the same day of a big University of Utah football game, so take advantage of early parking on campus for the sold out game.”

October 26, 2010: “Young Alumni Speaker & Networking Series” Join alumni and friends for the next Alumni Association Young Alumni Speaker and Networking Series on Tuesday, October 26, at the Hinckley Institute of Politics (Orson Spencer Hall, 260 S. Central Campus Drive, Rm. 253). Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute, will provide an overview of the upcoming elections, on both the local and national fronts. The event begins at 11:30 a.m., when a light lunch will be served, followed by Jowers’ talk at noon. The Young Alumni Speaker and Networking Series is free for Alumni Association members and $5 for nonmembers. For more information or to register for this event, visit us online at www.alumni.utah.edu/boards/yab.

October 23, 2010: The University of Utah College of Humanities and the Hinckley Institute of Politics present - Through A Soccer Prism:What World Cup and Champioons League Soccer Teaches us about Contemporary Europe. October 23, 11:00 AM, Child Lecture Hall, (CTIHB 109)
October 20, 2010: Courtney McBeth, Assistant Director of the HInckley Institute of Politics will be moderating the “Meet theCandidates” night at Bonneville Elementary, Thursday, Oct. 21st from 5:30-8:30 pm. (1145 S. 1900 E. in SLC).
October 6, 2010: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, spoke at the Utah Foundation Forum – “Utah Priorities Fall Political Survey Results: Voters’ Preferences for Candidates and Policy Solutions” in the Hinckley Caucus Room.

October 6, 2010: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, spoke to the University of Utah’s Emeritus Alumni Board.

October 5, 2010: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckely Institute of Politics was the keynote speaker at the University of Utah Professors Emeriti Club luncheon – “Politics in Utah”.

September 2, 2010: Kirk JowersDirector of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was the keynote speaker for the LEAP Convocation at the University of Utah.

August 19, 2010: “The Utah Electoral Process: Is There Hope?” An evening program with Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics presented by the League of Women Voters and Town Club Members.

June 7, 2010: KUED’s VoteUtah partnered with the Hinckley Institute of Politics and Comcast to present a moderated debate between Republican Candidates Mike Lee and Tim Bridgewater for U.S. Senate.

April 21, 2010: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at The Salt Lake County Bar Association’s event titled RESOLVED:  THE FIRST AMENDMENT AND UTAH’S ELECTION LAWS ENTITLE CORPORATIONS, LABOR UNIONS, AND SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS TO INFLUENCE UTAH ELECTIONS THROUGH UNLIMITED CAMPAIGN SPENDING at the Downtown Marriot at 12:00 p.m.

April 1, 2010: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, was the keynote speaker at the Professional Republican Women Luncheon at the Copper Room on Capitol Hill.

April 1, 2010: Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in the Celebrity Wheelchair Benefit Basketball Game with the Neuroworx Wheelin’ Jazz at Jordan High School.

March 29, 2020: Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics moderated a legislative review panel at The annual Governor’s Utah Economic Summit at the Grand America.

March 27, 2010: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared as a featured guest on Red Meat Radio to discuss the caucus meetings and what to expect at the convention and ethics developments in Utah. http://www.redmeatradio.com/

March 19, 2010: Kirk Jowers, director of the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics, moderated a standing-room-only debate at Davis Applied Technology College. The debate consisted of republican challengers to U.S. Sen Bob Bennett. The field of challengers included former Congressman Merrill Cook, self-described political activist Cherilyn Eagar, businessman
Tim Bridgewater and attorney Mike Lee, a former law clerk to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. For media coverage, click here.

March 13, 2010: Mitt Romney becomes the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ newest fellow for 2010. For media coverage of the event, please visit our media page.

March 13, 2010 The Hinckley Institute was proud to host Mitt Romney, former President and CEO of the Salt Lake Olympic Organizing Committee, Governor of Massachusetts, GOP Presidential candidate, and author of Turnaround: Crisis, Leadership, and the Olympic Games, in Salt Lake City for a lecture inspired by his newest book No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.Governor Romney’s event was on Saturday, March 13, 2010, at the Salt Palace Convention Center Ballroom in Salt Lake City.

March 10, 2010: Kirk Jowers, director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the President’s Club luncheon for the University of Utah in the Hinckley Caucus Room.

February 27, 2010: The Hinckley InstitutePolitical Programs Coordinator Taylor Morgan and Director Kirk Jowers co-hosted a “discussion on Recent Political Policy and International Developments.” The discussion consisted of emerging and current thought leaders in policy, politics and international relations for an evening of dialogue and relationship building, followed by an optional brainstorm session on a new public service fellowship program.

February 18, 2010: Hinckley of Politics Director Kirk Jowers gave the keynote speech at the Utah State Bar Day at the Legislature, at the State Office Building Auditorium, regarding the “Current Legislative Environment.”

February 4, 2010: Hinckley of Politics Director Kirk Jowers spoke at the Utah State Chamber of Commerce Conference in the Spruce Room at the Capitol regarding ethics reform.

January 27, 2010 The Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in the UU Study Abroad Fair in the Union Ballroom.

January 20, 2010: The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted approximately 40 junior and senior high students to the Hinckley Caucus Room to learn about opportunities to engage in public service at college, listened to recordings of great speeches from leaders including President Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr., and were prepared for and gave short speeches that were filmed to improve their public speaking ability and confidence.

January 19, 2010 The Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in the UU Scholarship Fair in the Union Ballroom.

November 15th, 2009 @ 5:30 p.m. on KUED Channel 7: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers appeared on Utah Conversations with Ted Capener regarding the Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy and the Hinckley Institute.
http://www.kued.org/productions/conversations/

Thursday, November 5, 2009 3:00 – 7:00. Governor’s Commission on Stregthening Utah’s Democracy met at Utah State Capital room in room W30 (west building).

Thursday, October 1, 2009 3:00 – 6:00. Governor’s Commission on Stregthening Utah’s Democracy met at the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah.

September 25, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers MC’d the ASCEND Gala at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, September 24, 2009 3:00 – 6:00. Governor’s Commission on Stregthening Utah’s Democracy met at Weber State University.

Thursday, September 10, 2009. The Hinckley Institute of Politcs co-sponsored the Dialogue on Democracy featuring keynote speaker former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating.

Thursday, September 10, 2009 3:00 – 6:00. Governor’s Commission on Stregthening Utah’s Democracy met at the State Office Building Auditorium, Utah State Capitol Complex, Salt Lake City, Utah. The meetings agenda can be viewed here.

September 16, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers testified before the Utah Legislature’s Government Operations and Political Subdivisions Interim Committee.

September 17, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers was the keynote speaker at the Salt Lake County Democrats Forum 500 Kickoff Event at the Grand America.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009. Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted an open house for students to explore internship opportunities.

August 3 – 7, 2009. The Hinckley Institute hosted the tenth annual Huntsman Seminar for Teachers.

August 3, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke to Utah teachers at the Huntsman Seminar.

Friday, July 31, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at Southern Utah University.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009 6:00-8:00. The Hinckley Institute of Politics partnered with University Neighborhood Partners for the annual Partners in the Park event. Free and open to the public.

Monday, June 22, 2009 June 22, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Campaign Legal Center in Washington, DC.

June 19-20, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers participated in the 2009 Truman Scholars Association National Conference in Washington, DC.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 10:00 – 11:00. Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke to secondary teachers at the Three Branches of Civic Engagement workshop in partnership with the Utah Coalition for Civic, Character and Service Learning, the Utah State Office of Education and Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at the Salt Lake City & County Building.

June 11, 2009: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers participated as a member of the Constitutional Revision Commission in a Commission meeting held at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Thursday, May 21, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at the Zions Basketball Center.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 3:30: Kirk L. Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Western Association of College and University Business Officers annual conference on Obama’s First 100 days.

Thursday, April 16, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at Utah Valley University.

April 2-3, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at at UVU on “Did Romney’s Religion Cost Him the Presidency?” Religious Studies’ event, “Mormonism in the Public Mind.

April 1, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in a Celebrity Wheelchair Benefit Basketball Game with the Neuroworx Wheelin’ Jazz.

Thursday, March 28, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at KUED.

March 16-24, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics to visited the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in Mexico City.

March 6, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in the Utah Constitutional Revision Commission meeting.

March 5, 2009: Courtney McBeth, Intern Manager, Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to a Utah GOP Women’s group.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at the Utah State Capitol.

February 10, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Salt Lake Alta Club.

Thursday, February 5, 2009 3:00 – 5:30. Governor’s Commission on Strengthening Utah’s Democracy met at the Governor’s Mansion.

February 5, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Utah State Bar Day at the State Legislature on the ‘Current Legislative Environment’.

February 3, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to the Mountain West Capital Networks,Utah’s largest business networking organization, regarding “The Impact of Barack Obama in the White House: What to Expect from Obamanomics”

January 22, 2009: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at to the Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders regarding “Politics, Healthcare and the Economy.”

January 15, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at Woods Cross High School.

November 20, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Snow College Convocation in Ephraim, Utah.

November 19, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Utah Women’s Forum group in Salt Lake City, Utah.

November 11, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics gave the LDSSA Institute Last Lecture in Salt Lake City, Utah.

November 24, 2008: Ben Dailey, Assistant at the Hinckley Institute of Politics presented “Politics-Journalism Cooperation and Competition” to delegates from South Korea.

November 19, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke at the Snow College Convocation ceremony.

October 30, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics gave a pre-election analysis forum to the Young Alumni Board as well as over 100 U of U students.

October 29, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke in Las Vegas to the Univesity of Utah Alumni chapter on: “Election 2008 — Is the Most Exciting Election Ever Already Over?”

October 27, 2008: Amy Code, Program Manager and Marko Mijic, Executive Assistant Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to PEO International on the 2008 elections.

October 24, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Insitute of Politics gave the welcoming remarks at the University of Utah and BYU, European Conference.

October 22, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah introduced President Benson for the 60 Years Photographic Exhibit presented by the Jewish Federation of Utah in cooperation with the Office of Mayor Ralph Becker.

October 21, 2008: Kirk L. Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke to Wasatch Economic Group from the Bureau of Economic REsearch.

October 21, 2008: Kirk JowersHinckley Institute of Politics gave a presidential election analysis presentation at the Alta Club.

October 20, 2008: Hinckley Institute staff member Jonny Spendlove moderated a debate between Tim Bridgewater representing John McCain’s views and Suzanne Gelderman representing Obama’s views on October 20th at 9:30 am in Salt Lake City Main Library Auditorium.

October 10, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director, Kirk Jowers, spoke about the 2008 Elections and United State Government in Amman, Jordan.

October 6, 2008: Rotary Club of Salt Lake City, Kirk Jowers, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics spoke on Pre-Election Analysis.

October 3, 2008: Hinckley Institute staff member Marko Mijic spoke to High School Counselors.

September 30: 2008 Utah Asian Chamber of Commerce Hosts Bi-Partisan Voter Registration Event - Co-Sponsored by Hinckley Institute of Politics

September 29, 2008: Hinckley Institute Director, Kirk Jowers, and Hinckley staff, Ben Dailey spoke on getting to know your presidential candidates at the University of Utah’s Delta Gamma house.

September 24, 2008: Hinckley Institute to participated in Major Expo

September 18, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director, Kirk L. Jowers, gave the keynote address at the Salt Lake County Democrats’ Forum 500 Luncheon at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City Utah.

September 17, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director, Kirk L. Jowers and Communications Director for Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker, Karen Hale, spoke on œHow to be Civically Engaged.

September 10, 2008:  Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers spoke to the University of Utah Board of Visitors at the Orangerie at Red Butte Gardens regarding The Race for the Presidency.

August 27, 2008: Hinckley Institute participated in UU Welcome Week.

August 28, 2008: Hinckley Institute hosted convention speech parties.

August 22, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Utah’s Finest event on August 22, 2008.

August 12, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in the University of Utah Neighborhood Partners in the Park event on Tuesday, August 12th, 2008. For more information, click here.

June 25, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Huntsman Seminar on The Making of a President: The 2008 Presidential Election.

June 19, 2008: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke to the Utah Coalition of Civic, Character, and Service Learning and Utah State Office of Education.

June 17, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern Manager Courtney McBeth spoke to the Murray Chamber of Commerce Women of Business group.

April 24-25, 2008: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers gave a presentation on “The Making of a President: The 2008 Election” at the Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Association’s annual Dialogues in the Desert in St. George, Utah.

March 15, 2008: Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers gave the lecture “The Political Forecast: How the Current Political Climate will Shape the November Elections at the Granite and Jordan School District’s Campaign for the Campaign: Fostering Civically Engaged Student.

March 6, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern Manager Courtney McBeth participated in a round-table discussion entitled Body Image of Male and Female Athletes at the University of Utah Tanner Humanities Center conference Mirror, Mirror: Body in the Mind’s Eye.

March 5, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Exchange Club at the Salt Lake County Complex regarding the 2008 elections.

February 22, 2008: The Hinckley Institute of Politics hosted a conference featuring Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt and the Utah Partnership for Value Driven Care.

February 5, 2008: Hinckley Institute of Politics staff helped staff the University of Utah Heritage Center voting location.

Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers and Executive Assistant Bryson Morgan presented on The Electoral College and The Road to the White House: 2008 to a group of AP U.S. History students at the Utah State Capitol. The event was organized by Congressman Rob Bishop (R-UT) and featured several presentations on American government.

Hinckley Institute to Operate U of U Voting Location: The Hinckley Institute of Politics was proud to announce their official sponsorship of Salt Lake County’s Partners in Democracy Program. As a sponsoring organization, the Hinckley Institute operated the Chase N. Peterson Heritage Center voting location for the 2007 primary (Sep. 11th) and general (Nov. 6th) elections.

September 20, 2007: “News: Votes “R” Us” by Ted McDonough (SL Weekly)…” For September’s primary election, three groups became official sponsors of Salt Lake County polling places: Manpower Temporary Services, the Applied Technology College and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah, where students touted the Partners in Democracy concept to fellow students.”

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the University of Utah’s Board of Visitor’s meeting at the Alta Club on September 6th regarding city and national campaigns.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Grand Edventures conference in Salt Lake City, Utahh on September 7th regarding the 2008 Presidential Race and recent political news. 

The Hinckley Institute of Politics staff joined Davis County volunteers to build a playground at Legacy Preparatory Academy on Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Media:
August 23, 2007: “Building children’s dreams – in a day” by Katie Drake (Salt Lake Tribune)…”That’s where Kristen Jowers came in. A mother of five, three of whom attend Legacy, Jowers took the lead in finding the school a playground. She had heard about the grants from KaBOOM and Build-A-Bear and decided to apply. Though rejected for the April build schedule, her second attempt was successful and plans went into motion.”
August 23, 2007: “Community works to build playground” by Sarah Ryther (Davis County Clipper)…œMy kids were playing Uno every single recess, said parent Kristen Jowers. œThere were a lot of parents complaining about the school not having a playground. I guess I thought, ˜You know, we should stop complaining and just do something about it.’ And that’s just what the parents did. Headed by Jowers, the group of parents became determined get the school and students a playground.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Breakfast Club meeting on July 11th regarding the 2008 Presidential Race.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club meeting on June 21st.

Hinckley Institute of Politics participated in the University of Utah Neighborhood Partners in the Park Summer Nights Kick Off on Tueday, June 12th, 2007. For more information, click here.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers is selected as the recipient of the 2007 University of Utah Alumni Association Par Excellence Award. Photos and more information here.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers moderated a panel discussion on America at a Crossroads(PBS) at the Salt Lake City Library on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007. Panelists included Dr. Ibrahim Karawan (University of Utah Middle East Center, Dr. Peter VonSivers (University of Utah Department of History), and Brett Tolman (United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice).

Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern Manager Courtney McBeth spoke to the Granite and Jordan School Districts and the University of Utah Preview Day – œExperience More: Making Your Degree Unique!

Kirk Jowers spoke at the Nexus Law Journal Symposium, œDead Man Walking? Buckley v. Valeo and Campaign Finance after Randall v. Sorrell at the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, CA regarding his latest law review article: œThe Struggle to Regulate the 527s: Through the FEC, Congress, and the Courts.

February 16, 2007: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers appeared as a guest on Utah Now on KUED: Can a Mormon be the President?, Channel 7 (PBS).

Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern Manager Courtney McBeth spoke to the University of Utah Presidential Ambassadors on February 22nd.

February 15, 2007, Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the Humanities Happy Hour: “2008: An Insider’s Prognosis.”

February 12, 2007: KUER’s RadioWest host Doug Fabrizio interviewed Hinckley Institute Director Kirk L. Jowers regarding Mitt Romney’s 2008 bid for President

February 9, 2007: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke at the J. Reuben Clark Law School luncheon event sponsored by the Government, Politics, and Law Society.

December 6, 2006, 12:00 Noon. Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern Manager Courtney McBeth addressed the Women’s State Legislative Council at the their holiday luncheon at the Cottonwood Country Club on the subject of the current state legislature.

November 29, 2006, 12:00 Noon “Observed Changes in Climate, their Causes, and What it Means” (S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom). The Hinckley Institute of Politics joined the S.J. Quinney College of Law in welcoming Kevin Trenberth of the National Center for Atmospheric Research to the University of Utah.

Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers spoke to the Salt Lake City Rotary Club on Tuesday, November 28 on the following topic: “A Look Back at 2006, and a Look Forward to the 2008 Presidential Election”

November 16, 2006: “Need an Icebreaker? Try Orange” by Holly Mullen (The Salt Lake Tribune)…œIt’s OrangeBand week at the University of Utah, a fact I accidentally discovered while walking across a largely deserted campus during a freezing drizzle.

November 16, 2006: 10:00 AM. Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers facilitated a “Morning Seminar” at the Sutherland Institute’s session on civility, integrity, and politics. For more information, visit www.sutherlandinstitute.org.

November 14, 2006: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director, Kirk L. Jowers, gave the keynote address at the Salt Lake County Democrats’ Forum 500 Luncheon.

November 7, 2006: 12:00 Noon – 1:00 PM. Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers was interviewed by Troy WIlliams ofKRCL’s RadioActive (90.9 FM) regarding “Civic Participation and Democracy.”

September 14, 2005: Hinckley Institute of Politics Director, Kirk L. Jowers, gave the keynote address at the Salt Lake County Democrats’ Inaugural Forum 500 Luncheon.

The September Project 2006: Democracy and Informed Citizenry

The Hinckley Institute of Politics teamed up with the J. Willard Marriott Library for The September Project 2006: Democracy and Informed Citizenry. For more information click here.

Hinckley Institute Co-sponsoring debates and forums with KCPW

The Hinckley Institute of Politics co-sponsored the following Salt Lake County Council debates. All debates took place live in the Salt Lake City Library Auditorium:

Salt Lake City Council District 1 - Tuesday, September 27th at 10:00 am, with a rebroadcast at 9 pm. Click here to listen to the debate.
Salt Lake City Council District 7 - Wednesday, September 28th at 10:00 am, with a rebroadcast at 9 pm. Click here to listen to the debate.
Salt Lake City Council District 3 - Thursday, September 29th at 10:00 am, with a rebroadcast at 9 pm. Click here to listen to the debate.

KCPW Forums

May 6, 2006. Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Adam Cardwell hosted a forum co-sponsored with KCPW titled, Efraim Halevy: The Man Who Led The Israeli Mossad. Click here to listen to the forum.

March 15, 2006. Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Bryson Morgan hosted a forum co-sponsored with KCPW titled, Senator George McGovern: Social Security in the Golden Age. Click here to listen to the forum.

January 22, 2006. Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Jacqueline Huntsman hosted a forum co-sponsored with KCPW with guest Ambassador Joe Wilson. Click here to listen to the forum.

Hinckley Institute Co-sponsoring forums with the middle east center

April 30, 2006. Naima Omar, Professor of African and African-American History, spoke at the forum titled, A Presidential Authoritative Voice in the Making: Orchestration of Voices and Harmonization of Words.

April 18, 2006. Congressman, Howard Berman, spoke at the forum titled, The Middle East: A View of Congress.”

March 30, 2006. Michael Bonner, Associate Professor of Medieval Islamic History at the University of Michigan, spoke at the forum titled, The Markets of the Arabs “ from Pre-Islamic Arabia to Early Islam.

March 23, 2006. Richard Hovannisian, Professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History, spoke at a Hinckley forum.

March 9, 2006. Hilmar Kaiser, German Scholar and Researcher, spoke at the forum titled, The 1915 Decision of the Ottoman Government: The Case of Deportation.

March 2, 2006. Shahram Chubin, Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, spoke at the forum titled, Iranian Perspectives.

February 7, 2006. Shai Feldman spoke at the forum titled, Israeli Perspectives.

July 26, 2006. The Hinckley Institute of Politics announced the promotion of two of our fellow Huntsman Seminar teachers. To read the letter click here.

June 6, 2006. The Hinckley Institute co-sponsored the University Neighborhood Partners’ Partners in the Park: Summer Nights Kick-Off event at Tanner Park. This event provided opportunities for friendly and informal interaction between the University and the west side community and encourages youth to think about the importance of higher education.

May 16, 2006. Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers and Intern Coordinator Courtney McBeth met with a six-member delegation from Kosovo to discuss accountability and ethics in government and business.

April 11, 2006. The Hinckley Institute of Politics and the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted a forum titled, The Fordham Debate on Terrorism.

February 2005. Hinckley Institute’s Intern Manager, Courtney McBeth, presented her thesis, œThe Impact of Political Internships on Civic Engagement, at Harvard University’s National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement Conference.

January 2005. Courtney McBeth, Hinckley Intern Manager, moderated a panel at the annual Campus Compact dinner on œHow to bridge direct service to political engagement. Panel members included former SLC Mayor Ted Wilson, Senator Karen Hale, and Representative David Litvack.

December 5, 2005. The Hinckley Institute of Politics and the ASUU Presenters Office announced that Ben Stein will speak at Kingsbury Hall on Monday, December 5th, at 7:30 pm.

October 27, 2005. Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Marshall Hendrickson moderated debates for South Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council seats. The debates were sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and the South Salt Lake PTA. The debates tooke place in the Granite High School Auditorium at 7:00 pm.

October 12, 2005. Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk L. Jowers was a panelist in the Salt Lake City Freedom Forum entitled:Freedom to Criticize Government. The Forum took place on Wednesday October 12, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Salt lake Library Auditorium. The forum was also broadcast live on KCPW. For more information click here.

September 22, 2005. Hinckley Institute of Politics Intern Manager, Courtney H. McBeth moderated debates for South Salt Lake City Mayor and City Council seats. The debates were sponsored by the Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce and the South Salt Lake PTA. The debates took place in the Granite High School Auditorium.

June 14, 2005. The Hinckley Institute of Politics, University of Utah Neighborhood Partners, and Alumni Association held the Carnival in the Park Extravaganza. The event allowed the Westside community to meet with local politicians in a fun and interactive atmosphere.