Ballot Ready 2018: Our Schools Now
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ballot Ready 2018: Our Schools Now

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ballot Ready 2018 aims to inform campus and community members about the issues they will be voting on this November. Join us as panelist discuss the possible merits and pitfalls of raising the gas tax in Utah to increase education funding. 

  • Benjamin Wood, The Salt Lake Tribune (Moderator)

  • Nolan Karras, Our Schools Now

  • Michael Melendez, Libertas Utah

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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Campaign Finance Reform
Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Campaign Finance Reform

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Panelists will explore the role of money in politics (especially elections) since the 2010 Citizens United ruling was passed down from the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Nicole Nixon, KUER (moderator)

  • Robert Gehrke, The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Virginia Lee, Move to Amend

  • Senator Todd Weiler, Utah Legislature

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the views expressed in this forum. 

Cosponsored by Move To Amend — Utah

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America's Growing Inequality: Causes and Remedies
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

America's Growing Inequality: Causes and Remedies

  • Gardner Commons — Siciliano Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for Thursday's keynote address at the Department of Economics' conference "The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality" with Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz. 

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. 

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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Taking Stock: The Trajectory of Inequality along Multiple Dimensions
Sep
28
9:00 AM09:00

Taking Stock: The Trajectory of Inequality along Multiple Dimensions

  • Gardner Commons — Eccles Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Department of Economics' conference The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality

  • Günseli Berik (moderator)
  • Timothy M. Smeeding
  • Susan Dynarski
  • Ellis Scharfenaker
  • Stephanie Seguino

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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Generating Inequality: The Critical Factors
Sep
28
11:00 AM11:00

Generating Inequality: The Critical Factors

  • Gardner Commons — Eccles Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Department of Economics' conference The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality

  • Ella Myers (moderator) 
  • Kokut Erturk
  • Lawrence Mishel
  • Gérard Duménil
  • Dean Baker

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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Consequences of Polarization: Economic, Social, and Political Implications
Sep
28
2:00 PM14:00

Consequences of Polarization: Economic, Social, and Political Implications

  • Gardner Commons — Eccles Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Department of Economics' conference The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality

  • Codrina Rada
  • Thomas N. Maloney
  • Julia Ott
  • Marcel Paret

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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The Great Polarization: What Do We Do? An Agenda for the Next Decade
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Great Polarization: What Do We Do? An Agenda for the Next Decade

  • Gardner Commons — Eccles Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Department of Economics' conference The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality

  • Erika George (moderator)
  • Thomas Ferguson
  • Brad DeLong
  • Darrick Hamilton

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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Injecting Critical Resources: Funding an Agenda that Translates Research to Policy
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Injecting Critical Resources: Funding an Agenda that Translates Research to Policy

  • Gardner Commons — Eccles Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Department of Economics' conference The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality

  • Norman Waitzman (moderator) 
  • Courtney McBeth
  • Thomas Ferguson
  • Timothy M. Smeeding
  • James Wilson

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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Rubber Meets the Road: Academics, Activists, and Policy Makers Having an Impact
Sep
29
10:30 AM10:30

Rubber Meets the Road: Academics, Activists, and Policy Makers Having an Impact

  • Gardner Commons — Eccles Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the Department of Economics' conference The Great Polarization: Economics, Institutions, and Policies in the Age of Inequality

  • James Curry (moderator) 
  • Gina Cornia
  • Mark Button
  • Luz Escamilla
  • Josh Kanter

This conference is free and open to the public, but you must RSVP here

Sponsored by the Department of Economics. 

Cosponsored by the Hinckley Institute, the College of Social and Behavioral Science, the Honors College, the American Dream Ideas Challenge, and the Scholars Strategy Network. 


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Pride Week
Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

Pride Week

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Full event details TBA

 

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum

by the office of Equity and Diversity 

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Ballot Ready 2018: Unpacking the Initiatives: Medicaid Expansion
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ballot Ready 2018: Unpacking the Initiatives: Medicaid Expansion

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This November, Utahns will have the opportunity to voice their opinion on an unprecedented number of ballot initiatives. Proposition 3, the Utah Decides Healthcare Act, would expand Medicaid to the full extent allowed under the Affordable Care Act, giving access to healthcare to tens of thousands of Utahns.

Doors open at 6:45 pm. Panel begins promptly at 7:00 pm.

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

Cosponsored by the ABU Education Fund, John R. Park Debate Society, and the Scholars Strategy Network

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Making the American Dream a Reality
Oct
3
12:00 PM12:00

Making the American Dream a Reality

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

American Dream Dialogue Series: In our second of a three-part dialogue series, panelists will discuss how to make the American dream a reality examining why it is important to secure and expand the middle class, what (if anything) cities, states, and federal governments can do to help the middle class, and the key barriers standing in the way of a growing and diversifying American middle class. 

  • Full panel TBA

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

COSPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, AND THE AMERICAN DREAM IDEAS CHALLENGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

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Ballot Ready 2018: Senate Debate Watch Party
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ballot Ready 2018: Senate Debate Watch Party

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a viewing party of the Utah Debate Commission's Senate Debate featuring candidates Mitt Romney (R) and Jenny Wilson (D). 

The Utah Debate Commission is a consortium of higher educational institutions, media organizations, and business and civic leaders dedicated to creating a non-partisan and independent system of debates among qualified candidates for statewide and federal offices in Utah during each election cycle.  The purposes of the Utah Debate Commission are to educate voters about viable candidates and their issue positions, promote a civil exchange of ideas among the leading candidates, and elevate the discussion of the most important issues confronting the State of Utah.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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Ballot Ready 2018: 4th Congressional District Debate Watch Party
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Ballot Ready 2018: 4th Congressional District Debate Watch Party

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a viewing party of the Utah Debate Commission's Fourth Congressional Debate featuring representative Mia Love (R) and county mayor Ben McAdams (D). 

The Utah Debate Commission is a consortium of higher educational institutions, media organizations, and business and civic leaders dedicated to creating a non-partisan and independent system of debates among qualified candidates for statewide and federal offices in Utah during each election cycle.  The purposes of the Utah Debate Commission are to educate voters about viable candidates and their issue positions, promote a civil exchange of ideas among the leading candidates, and elevate the discussion of the most important issues confronting the State of Utah.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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Higher Education and the American Dream
Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Higher Education and the American Dream

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

American Dream Dialogue Series: In our final forum of a three-part dialogue series, panelists will discuss the role of higher education in the American dream. Panelists examine the relationship between higher education and the pursuit of the American Dream, the specific responsibilties of public colleges and univerisitise in helping to secure the American dream for future generations, and how colleges and universities should fulfill these responsibilities today.  

  • Full panel TBA

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

COSPONSORED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, COLLEGE OF SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE, AND THE AMERICAN DREAM IDEAS CHALLENGE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH

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Ballot Ready 2018: Medical Marijuana
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Ballot Ready 2018: Medical Marijuana

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ballot Ready 2018 aims to inform campus and community members about the issues they will be voting on this November. Join us as panelist discuss the possible merits and dangers of legalizing medical marijuana in Utah. 

  • Laura Jones, KRCL (Moderator)

  • DJ Schanz, Campaign Director, Utah Patients Coalition

  • James S. Jardine, Attorney, Ray Quinney & Nebeker

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum.

Cosponsored by the University of Utah Bennion Center 

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Ballot Ready 2018: 2nd Congressional District Watch Party
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ballot Ready 2018: 2nd Congressional District Watch Party

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a viewing party of the Utah Debate Commission's Second Congressional District Debate featuring representative Chris Stewart (R) and Shireen Ghorbani (D). 

The Utah Debate Commission is a consortium of higher educational institutions, media organizations, and business and civic leaders dedicated to creating a non-partisan and independent system of debates among qualified candidates for statewide and federal offices in Utah during each election cycle.  The purposes of the Utah Debate Commission are to educate voters about viable candidates and their issue positions, promote a civil exchange of ideas among the leading candidates, and elevate the discussion of the most important issues confronting the State of Utah.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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The First and Fourteenth Amendments: Transforming American Democracy
Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

The First and Fourteenth Amendments: Transforming American Democracy

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Professor Cliff Rosky examines the transformational effect the First and Fourteenth Amendments have had on American Democracy as part of U.S. Constitution Day.

  • Clifford Rosky is Professor of Law at the University of Utah’s S.J. Quinney College of Law, where he teaches courses on constitutional law, criminal law, and sexuality and law.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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Opioid Truths, Myths, and Breakthroughs: Connecting Communities to Solutions
Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Opioid Truths, Myths, and Breakthroughs: Connecting Communities to Solutions

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Sean Reyes, Utah Attorney General
  • Dr. Jennifer Plumb, Utah Naloxone Director
  • Randy Parker, USDA State Director
  • Scott Reed, Utah Assistant Attorney General

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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What Is the Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

What Is the Future of the Iran Nuclear Deal?

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nuclear expert Rick Wayman will discuss the future of the Iran nuclear deal, the aftermath of President Trump violating the agreement and imposing sanctions, and the broader foreign policy implications. 

Rick Wayman, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

COSPONSORED BY THE BARBARA AND NORMAN TANNER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE UTAH CAMPAIGN TO ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS. 

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Nuclear Savage: Screening and Discussion
Sep
10
2:00 PM14:00

Nuclear Savage: Screening and Discussion

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nuclear Savage (60 min) follows Pacific Islanders' struggle for survival, dignity and justice after decades of human radiation experiments conducted in the Marshall Islands by the U.S. government.

After the screening, join us for a Q&A with nuclear expert Rick Wayman. Wayman will discuss the lawsuits filed in 2014 by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against all nine nuclear-armed nations at the International Court of Justice and against the United States in U.S. Federal Court. Wayman's organization, the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, consulted the RMI in these cases. Wayman spent two weeks in the Hague in 2016 supporting the RMI's legal team during the oral arguments at the International Court of Justice. 

Rick Wayman, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

Cosponsored by the Barbara and Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights and the Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. 

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What is Happening to the American Dream?
Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

What is Happening to the American Dream?

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

American Dream Dialogue Series: In our first of a three-part dialogue series, panelists will discuss what is happening to the American Dream. What do we mean when we talk about the "American dream"? What are the key factors contributing to the shrinking middle class in America today? How does attainment of the American dream vary demographically? 

  • Dean Cindy Berg, College of Social and Behavioral Science (Moderator)
  • Pam Perlich, Director of Demographic Research, Gardner Policy Institute
  • Tom Maloney, Professor, Economics Department
  • Wade Cole, Associate Professor, Sociology Department
  • Danielle R. Olden, Assistant Professor, History Department

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

Cosponsored by the Department of Political Science, College of Social and Behavioral Science, and the American Dream Ideas Challenge at the University of Utah

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Skateboarding Diplomacy: What You Can Do for Your Country
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

Skateboarding Diplomacy: What You Can Do for Your Country

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Williams discusses how his love of skateboarding culture manifested into a call to action to develop the concept of ‘skate diplomacy’ as a way to engage skateboarding, academia, and cultural institutions globally. He hopes to inspire others to develop their own unique vision and reframe their passions in a manner to help create positive dialogues and communication between the global public.  This discussion is a reminder that the everyday actions of individual citizens can exemplify the spirit of public diplomacy, and act as the foundation for sparking dialogue between communities at home and abroad in a way that supports the best of American ideals. 

Neftalie Williams, PhD Candidate 

Williams is the first lecturer of skateboarding business, media and culture in the United States. He lectures and conducts research at the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism in Los Angeles, California and is a PhD candidate at the University of Waikato in New Zealand. You can learn more about Williams here

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

Cosponsored by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

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Human Rights in Myanmar and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis
Aug
29
7:00 PM19:00

Human Rights in Myanmar and the Rohingya Refugee Crisis

This forum will focus on the Rohingya refugee crisis and the broader human rights context across Myanmar and its neighboring Asian nations. The forum will feature a brief film screening, followed by a panel discussion with local and international experts on the origins and consequences of events that the United Nations has referred to as “textbook ethnic cleansing,” that has led to mass violence and the flight of over 400,000 Rohingyas to refugee camps in Bangladesh.

• Aden Batar, Director, Catholic Community Services
• Umar Mohamad Arif, Local Representative of Rohingya Community
• Nazneen Uddin, Family Physician, Medical Mission in Rohingya Refugee Camps
• Joel Selway, Director, Political & Economic Development Labs, Brigham Young University

Please note: this forum will take place at the Marmalade Library

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

Cosponsored by the City Library, The University of Utah Center for Research on Migration and Refugee Integration, The University of Utah Asia Center, 90.9 KRCL, and The Hinckley Institute of Politics

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Community Control Now: The Case for the Salt Lake Civilian Police Accountability Council
Aug
29
12:00 PM12:00

Community Control Now: The Case for the Salt Lake Civilian Police Accountability Council

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Nationwide, police brutality opponents argue governments are failing to both hold police accountable for acts of violence and prevent future abuses of power. Salt Lake activists and community groups propose a democratic solution to stop policy misconduct: The Salt Lake Civilian Police Accountability Council (SLCPAC).  The proposal would create a board of elected members from the Salt Lake community with broad powers to hold the police department accountable to the community. 

Join supporters of the SLCPAC as they discuss the merits of democratic control of policing, describe the obstacles the SLCPAC faces, and respond to audience questions. 

  • Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune (moderator)
  • Jade Arter, Utah Against Police Brutality
  • Darin Mann, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)
  • Trevor Mortimer, Black Lives Matter
  • David Newlin, Freedom Road Socialists Organization

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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Does Utah Need a Lake Powell Pipeline?
Aug
27
12:00 PM12:00

Does Utah Need a Lake Powell Pipeline?

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for the first forum of the semester as we examine the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline, the benefits it could bring to Utah, and opponents' concerns. 

  • Emma Penrod, Independent Author & Journalist (moderator)
  • Zach Frankel, Utah Rivers Council 
  • Joshua Palmer, Utah Division of Water Resources
  • Joel Williams, Utah Division of Water Resources

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

*The Hinckley Institute neither supports nor opposes the opinions expressed in this forum. 

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Engage America Series: Future of Korea 2018
Jun
7
9:00 AM09:00

Engage America Series: Future of Korea 2018

A program of the World Affairs Councils of America and the Korea Economic Institute

Please join us for the special breakfast presentation of the Engage America Series: Future of Korea 2018 on June 7, 2018 from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the University of Utah.

Engage America Series: Future of Korea 2018 seeks to expand understanding of Korea and the U.S.-Korea relationship among opinion leaders and academics. The expert panel is comprised of Seungnam Lee, Second Secretary of the Korean Embassy; Vanna Lavery, Political Officer in the Office of Korean Affairs for the U.S. Department of State; and Phil Eskeland, Executive Director of the Korea Economic Institute. Panelists will discuss the political, security, and economic issues in the Korean Peninsula and U.S.-Korea relations.

University Location: Winder Boardroom.

Breakfast lecture is free and open to the public.

Attendees must RSVP by 5:00 PM MST on June 5, 2018.

RSVP to miranda.best@hinckley.utah.edu

The Hinckley Institute of Politics is thrilled to present this event on the University of Utah campus in partnership with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. You can learn more about the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy here. You can learn more about the World Affairs Councils of America here and more about the Korea Economic Institute here.

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Examining Utah's Energy Policy
Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Examining Utah's Energy Policy

Dr. Laura Nelson, Governor’s Energy Advisor & Executive Director of the Office of Energy Development

Jeff Hartley, Partner, Michael Best Strategies

 Keegan Moyer, Principal, Energy Strategies

Tariq Banuri, University of Utah Economics Department (Moderator) 

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by the University of Utah Economics Department

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis
Apr
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Syrian Refugee Crisis

Salem Ajluni, UN Consultant

Freeman Stevenson, Activist and fighter, YPG Militia

Ajluni is a former academic economist and former UN economist stationed in the Middle East.  Ajluni currently works as a private consultant to a number of UN organizations with operations in the Middle East.   Since 2013, the bulk of Ajluni's work has been on measuring and analyzing the impact of Syrian refugee flows on the neighbouring countries of Lebanon and Jordan.  In addition, he serves as a Board Member of the Amaan Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in San Jose, California to assist Syrian and other refugees arriving in Northern California.   The Amman Charitable Foundation is a project of the Arab American Cultural Center of Silicon Valley.

Stevenson graduated from Utah's Snow College in 2015.  Stevenson was inspired by the Kurdish-led YPG revolutionary struggle in northern Syria to join them in their fight against Daesh (the Islamic State).  He travelled to Syria and fought with the YPG militia for ten months in 2016.  Stevenson witnessed firsthand the plight of families caught up in the complicated and brutal war being fought in Syria, with many seeking refuge outside the country.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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Civility in Politics: Contrasting Visions and Tolerance—Finding Common Ground from Various Perspectives
Apr
16
12:00 PM12:00

Civility in Politics: Contrasting Visions and Tolerance—Finding Common Ground from Various Perspectives

How do we critically examine our positions without hearing from all sides? We should recognize that there are often more than two positions on an issue which should help all of us understand that the world is not binary, and if we did recognize that, there can be many positions on a contentious issue and we might find space for common ground.

Rep. Rebecca Chavez-Houck, Utah House of Representatives

Wayne McCormack, E. W. Thode Professor of Law, U of U College of Law

 Lisa-Michele Church,  Attorney in Private Practice and Community Activist

Patrick Reimherr, Student, University of Utah Law School

Mark Button, Chair, Department of Political Science at the University of Utah

 Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

 

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The Coming War with Iran
Apr
12
12:30 PM12:30

The Coming War with Iran

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson

Lawrence Wilkerson is Distinguished Visiting Professor of Government and Public Policy at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  His last position in the US Government was chief of staff to Colin Powell at the U.S. Department of State.  Wilkerson served 31 years in the US Army.  His final assignments were Special Assistant to then-Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell and, later, Deputy Director and Director of the U.S. Marine Corps War College at Quantico, Virginia.  

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Semnani Family Foundation

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HIP Talks: Finale
Apr
11
5:30 PM17:30

HIP Talks: Finale

  • Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Bill & Pat Child Family Community Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building, Bill & Pat Child Family Community Hall
 

COSPONSORED BY ASUU

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Beyond Words: Sexual Assault Awareness Month
Apr
11
12:00 PM12:00

Beyond Words: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time where we highlight the history and culture of sexual violence to educate, raise awareness, and rejuvenate prevention efforts. This month we have chosen the theme Beyond Words, which illustrates our need and readiness for action against sexual violence. This theme aims to acknowledge those who choose to share their stories while also honoring victim-survivors who may choose to remain silent.

Billy Palmer, Associate Producer, RadioActive 90.9 KRCL (Moderator) 

Representative Angela Romero, Minority Assistant Whip

Nubia Peña, JD, Advocacy and Prevention Training Specialists, UCASA; Utah Juvenile Defender Attorney

Rob Butters, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work; Director, Utah Criminal Justice Center

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by the Center for Student Wellness and ASUU 

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Civility in Politics: Why Has Civility in Politics Declined?
Apr
9
12:00 PM12:00

Civility in Politics: Why Has Civility in Politics Declined?

National polls indicate a very high level of voter discouragement and dissatisfaction with politicians in America. The polarization of the political parties may be one reason; another is the selective methods we receive news and information which is often biased, slanted, or even false. Do we have positive role models?  How have these factors and others impacted our civil discourse?

Matt Burbank, U of U Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune

Edmund Fong, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Political Science, U of U

RonNell Andersen Jones,  Lee E. Teitelbaum Endowed Professor of Law, U of U

Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

 

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Campus-Community Discussion: #MeToo—Now What?
Apr
5
1:30 PM13:30

Campus-Community Discussion: #MeToo—Now What?

  • Hinckely Caucus Room, Building 73 Room 110 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Turner Britton, Executive Director, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault

Ella Myers, Associate Professor, Political Science and Gender Studies

Michelle Quist, Editorial Writer, Salt Lake Tribune

Bev Uipi, City Councilwoman, Millcreek City Council

Cynthia Berg, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science; Professor, Department of Psychology (Moderator)

Cosponsored by the College of Behavioral Science and the Department of Political Science

Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110)

Free and open to the public

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 HIP Talks: Round 3
Apr
4
11:00 AM11:00

HIP Talks: Round 3

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

Crocker Science Center, 1430 Presidents Circle

Cosponsored by ASUU

 

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HIP Talks: Round 2
Apr
3
6:00 PM18:00

HIP Talks: Round 2

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

Heritage Center, 151 S Connor St, Salt Lake City, UT 84102

Cosponsored by ASUU

 

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Utah's Opioid Epidemic
Apr
3
12:30 PM12:30

Utah's Opioid Epidemic

  • Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73 Room 110 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Spencer Cox, Lieutenant Governor (Moderator)

Adam Cohen, CEO, Odyssey House of Utah

Jennifer Plumb, MD, MPH, Medical Director Utah Naloxone

Angela Stander Lo, Opioid Overdose Prevention Coordinator, Utah Department of Health

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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Examining the U's Urban-Rural Divide
Apr
2
5:00 PM17:00

Examining the U's Urban-Rural Divide

  • Hinckley Caucus Room, Building 73 Room 110 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox (Moderator)

Lynn Pace, Deputy Salt Lake City Attorney

Doctor Jason Taylor, Assistant Professor of Education, Leadership, and Policy

Juliette Tennert, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

 

Cosponsored by the Honors College's Praxis Lab and Gardner Policy Institute

Free and open to the public

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HIP Talks: Round 1
Apr
2
12:00 PM12:00

HIP Talks: Round 1

In honor of the public speaking skills of former Utah Congressman Wayne Owens, the Hinckley Institute of Politics and ASUU are proud to host the HIP Talks annual speech contest. Participants will have two minutes to deliver a speech on any topic of their choosing. One grand prize winner will receive $5,000 and five runners up will each receive $1,000. This event is open to all University of Utah students who want to contribute original, powerful thinking in the form of public speaking to the U’s legacy.

Saltair Room, Student Union (200 South Campus Drive) 

Cosponsored by ASUU

Food provided

Free and open to the public

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Student Secret Weapons, Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Success as a Student
Mar
12
12:00 PM12:00

Student Secret Weapons, Uncommon Wisdom for Uncommon Success as a Student

Many students are struggling to find work that is interesting and rewarding after they graduate. You can’t follow the same well-worn path of “getting good grades and a degree” and expect different results. In fact, the most of the value and opportunities that a university has to offer lie outside of the classroom.
In this talk, U of U Alumni Kyle Gray will describe some unique strategies students can use to discover their passion, connect with mentors and leverage your university's resources to build a thriving business or personal brand before you graduate.

Kyle Gray a U of U alumni, a former adviser the Center for Learning Abroad, and former director of the Foundry at the Lassonde Institute. He is an entrepreneur and bestselling author who helps startups and small businesses grow with storytelling and content marketing. He has helped hundreds of startups and small businesses create scalable content marketing strategies. While growing his business he traveled the world and worked from his laptop. He’s the author of The College Entrepreneur, a book that teaches students why they should start a business before they graduate and how to take control of their education and leverage their university’s resources to grow their business.

Cosponsored by ASUU and the Lassonde Institute

Pizza & Politics

Building 73 Room 110

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Legislative Wrap-Up
Mar
9
12:00 PM12:00

Legislative Wrap-Up

As the 2018 Legislative Session comes to a close, join us for Pizza & Politics as we explore the ins and outs of the past 45 days with the individuals who know the session best: the legislators themselves. Members of the Utah Senate and House of Representatives will sit down with Hinckley Director Jason Perry to analyze what happened during the session and what those decisions mean for Utah's future. 

Senate President Wayne Niederhauser

Speaker Greg Hughes

Representative Brian King, Minority Leader

Representative Angela Romero, Assistant Minority Whip

Moderated by Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute

Pizza & Politics

Building 73 Room 110

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The Continuing Significance of Race in American Politics: Racial Resentment and the Pain of Progress
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

The Continuing Significance of Race in American Politics: Racial Resentment and the Pain of Progress

Research suggests the effects of racial bias now surpass the typical partisan and ideological predispositions that drive political decision making and judgments. This phenomenon is highlighted by public opinion data collected over the past 10 years covering Barack Obama’s presidential candidacy and subsequent administrations. These data suggest that Obama’s ascendancy created a space for political discourse about the relevance of, and resentment toward, race in nearly every aspect of American politics. As a result, explicit and implicit racial information cues promote ideas and emotions that make racialization both easy and effective. Summarily, Obama’s historic accomplishment leaves scholars, and the public alike, with questions about the permanency of racial thinking (and racism) in America. I will share public opinion data, including several experiments, that evidence racial resentment and the pain of racial progress.

David Wilson, Ph.D., Associate Dean for the Social Sciences, University of Delaware

David Wilson teaches courses in political psychology; statistics, data analysis, research methodology; and public opinion and polling analysis. Professor Wilson's research examines the effects of social information on public opinion and political behavior using survey experiments. He specializes in survey measurement, political communication, and public opinion on racial attitudes, and is currently examining opinions on voter ID laws.

Cosponsored by the University of Utah Political Science Department

 Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110) 

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