The Future of Title IX
Jan
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Future of Title IX

  • Sherrie Hayashi, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

  • Rick Green, Professor, University of Utah Political Science Department

  • Lori McDonald, Dean of Students, University of Utah (Moderator)

Pizza & Politics

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Cosponsored by the Dean of Students

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The Power of YOU(th)
Jan
24
2:00 PM14:00

The Power of YOU(th)

Action Utah is a non-partisan community advocacy organization dedicated to boosting civic engagement. They provide education, tools, and advocacy opportunities to give people on both sides of the aisle a voice in policy making that impacts families and communities. Join Action Utah as they discuss how young adults can make a difference in government.

  • Andrea Himoff, Founder and Executive Director, Action Utah

  • Jasmine Fitzsimmons, MSW Student Fellow, Action Utah

Pizza & Politics

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ElectHer
Jan
25
10:00 AM10:00

ElectHer

Come get inspired!

ElectHer will help to encourage you to run for office, give you the tools you need to succeed, and inspire you to get engaged on campus and in your community.

Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by ASUU and Running Start

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Arab Uprisings: Between Regime Breakdown and Endurance of Authoritarianism
Jan
28
12:00 PM12:00

Arab Uprisings: Between Regime Breakdown and Endurance of Authoritarianism

The Arab uprisings of 2010-2011 generated hopes for democratizing the region. Within a few short years, however, those hopes were dashed as the tumultuous period paved the way for a brutal civil war in Syria, a return of old regime figures in Tunisia, and a new authoritarian crackdown in Egypt. So why did popular uprisings produce different political trajectories in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria? To investigate such diverged paths of social and political struggles in the Arab region, I focus on three main factors: 1-) the legacy of state building processes in the post-colonial period; 2-) the shift of socio-economic alliances of the Arab states since the late 1980s; and 3-) the patterns of interaction between political opposition in the aftermath of the uprisings. The analysis suggests that variations along these three dimensions are heavily contingent on myriad processes of coalition-building, civil-military relations, and intensity of secular-Islamists divides.

  • Professor Shimaa Hatab, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Cairo University; Visiting Fulbright Professor at Stanford University

Pizza & Politics

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Cosponsored by the University of Utah Political Science Department and the Fulbright Program

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The State of the Environment: 2019 Legislative Priorities
Jan
14
12:00 PM12:00

The State of the Environment: 2019 Legislative Priorities

  • Carly Ferro, Associate Organizing Representative, Sierra Club Utah Chapter

  • Noah Miterko, Grassroots Organizer, HEAL Utah

  • Zach Frankel, Executive Director, Utah Rivers Council

  • Jayla Lundstrom, University Water Warriors (moderator)

Pizza & Politics

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Cosponsored by the Utah Rivers Council

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Salt Lake Olympic Games: Past and Future
Dec
6
12:00 PM12:00

Salt Lake Olympic Games: Past and Future

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Natalie Gochnour, Associate Dean, David Eccles School of Business; Director, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

  • Colin Hilton, President & CEO, Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation

  • Tom Kelly, Fmr. Vice President of Communications, U.S. Ski and Snowboard

  • Samantha Thorne (Moderator)

Pizza & Politics

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Targeted and Optimized Voter Contact
Dec
4
2:00 PM14:00

Targeted and Optimized Voter Contact

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

David Seawright, Director of Analytics and Product Innovation, Deep Root Analytics

Deep Root is a leading GOP media analytics firm that specializes in voter targeting and media optimization. In his time with Deep Root, David has worked on media analytics for clients including the Republican National Committee, Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Texas Governor Greg Abbott and many more. He also frequently speaks at universities and events around the country on targeting, data, advertising and media analytics.

Free and open to the public

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

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The Horrors of Nuclear Destruction
Dec
3
12:00 PM12:00

The Horrors of Nuclear Destruction

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

Revisit the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and stories of survival. Seventy-three years later, what did we learn?

  • Tosh Kano, Hiroshima survivor

Pizza & Politics

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A Conversation with Bassem Youssef
Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

A Conversation with Bassem Youssef

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

Join us as Bassem Youssef sits down with RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio.

Bassem Youssef, dubbed the Jon Stewart of the Arab World, was the host of popular TV show AlBernameg – which was the first of its kind political satire show in the Middle East and the most watched show across the region.

The show remained controversial through its humorous yet bold criticism of the ruling powers, which led to lawsuits against the show and its host. In 2014, the show was terminated due to overwhelming pressures.

In recognition of his success, Youssef was named among the Time Magazine most influential list for 2013, was awarded the International Press Freedom Award by the CPJ, and was chosen by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the global thinkers during the same year.

In 2015 Youssef served as a resident fellow at the Institute of Politics at the John F Kennedy School of Government. During his stay in the US, he appeared as Senior Middle East Correspondent on The Daily Show.

Youssef is currently hosting The Democracy Handbook for Fusion Network’s digital platform. He is also the star of the internationally renowned documentary “Tickling Giants” featuring his story with AlBernameg. Youssef recently released a book about his experience, Revolution for Dummies: Laughing Through the Arab Spring where he gives different perspectives and insights on the Egyptian political scene.

Pizza & Politics

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

This forum is presented in conjunction with Utah Presents: Bassem Youssef: The Joke is Mightier than the Sword on Tuesday, November 27 at 7:00 PM at Kingsbury Hall. You can get tickets to Tuesday’s event here.

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How to Win the Campaigns of Tomorrow
Nov
27
2:00 PM14:00

How to Win the Campaigns of Tomorrow

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

Steve Johnston started working on federal political campaigns eighteen years ago…before he could even drive. As the Chief Operating Officer of FlexPoint Media, an omnichannel media strategy firm, he builds brands, moves public opinion, and uses data to help advertisers make smarter decisions. He was named to Campaigns & Elections Magazine's 2016 "Rising Stars" and the American Association of Political Consultants' 2017 “40 Under 40” list. As a member of Google’s Elections team, Steve drove the adoption of digital advertising with campaigns, super PACs, and political party organizations. Prior to Google, he directed the digital marketing for Senator Dan Sullivan’s winning Senate campaign, developed digital strategy for former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, and worked on Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign. He also co-founded a company backed by Silicon Valley’s Y Combinator startup accelerator. Steve earned an MBA in Marketing and Operations Management from Wharton and an AB in Government from Harvard. Keep up with him on Twitter: @StevenEJohnston

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What is Europe's Future?
Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

What is Europe's Future?

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Tobias Hofmann, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

  • Brent Steele, Professor, Political Science Department

  • John Francis, Research Professor, Political Science Department

  • Marjorie Castle, Associate Professor, Political Science Department

  • Moderator: Kasen Scharmann

Pizza & Politics

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My Climate Change: Lessons Learned in 30 Years on the Global Warming Beat
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

My Climate Change: Lessons Learned in 30 Years on the Global Warming Beat

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

Thirty years into reporting on global warming science and policy, from the North Pole to the White House to the Vatican, a leading environmental journalist lays out his biggest mistakes and most surprising insights and offers fresh strategies for effectively communicating climate risks and building a more sustainable relationship between people and this dynamic planet.

  • Andrew Revkin, National Geographic

Free and open to the public

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

Sponsored by the iNterdisciplinary EXchange for Utah Science (NEXUS), the Global Change and Sustainability Center (GCSC) and the Department of Communications

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Trust in the Media
Nov
12
12:00 PM12:00

Trust in the Media

  • Gardner Commons—Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics; Vice President of Government Relations, University of Utah (moderator)

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

  • Jennifer Napier-Pearce, Editor, The Salt Lake Tribune

  • Doug Wilks, Editor, The Deseret News

Pizza & Politics

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Election Debrief
Nov
7
2:00 PM14:00

Election Debrief

  • Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics; Vice President of Government Relations, University of Utah (moderator)

  • Morgan Lyon Cotti, Associate Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

  • Lisa Riley Roche, Reporter, The Deseret News

  • Benjamin Wood, Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune

Free and open to the public

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

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U.S. Military Impact on Cybersecurity
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00

U.S. Military Impact on Cybersecurity

  • Randy Arvay, Chief Information Security Officer, University of Utah (moderator)

  • Jared Baker, Lead Security Operations Analyst, Shape and Security; Master Sergeant in the Army Reserves

  • COL David Becker, Director of the G-6, Utah Army National Guard

  • Phil Bates, Chief Information Security Officer, State of Utah

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

Cosponsored by the Gardner Policy Institute and Veterans Support Center

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Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.
Nov
5
12:00 PM12:00

Migrant Crossings: Witnessing Human Trafficking in the U.S.

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Annie Isabel Fukushima, Assistant Professor, Division of Ethnic Studies, School for Cultural & Social Transformation

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

Cosponsored by the University of Utah Asia Center, the Center for Latin American Studies, the School for Cultural and Social Transformation, and Ethnic Studies

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Standing Up for Utah's Needs: Engaging Millennials
Oct
31
12:00 PM12:00

Standing Up for Utah's Needs: Engaging Millennials

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

The Utah Citizens Counsel will present key findings on their 2018 policy report about economic inequality, water and air quality, education funding, Medicaid expansion, guns and suicide, toxic stress in young children, homelessness, redistricting, and the National Popular Vote movement.

  • Pat Christensen, Retired trial attorney

  • Dave Carrier, University of Utah Biology Professor

  • Dixie Huefner, Professor of Special Education Law (retired)

  • Di Allison, former President of the Utah League of Women Voters

  • Nancy Haanstad, Chair of the Political Science Department, Weber State (retired)

  • Cheryll May, Adjunct Professor, University of Utah; Curator, BYU Fine Arts Museum (retired)

  • Sheryl Allen, Former Republican State Legislator, National Popular Vote Movement.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

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

ORGANIZED BY THE UTAH CITIZENS COUNCIL


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Civility in Politics Part 2—Resilience of American Institutions
Oct
29
12:00 PM12:00

Civility in Politics Part 2—Resilience of American Institutions

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

Is it worse now than ever before? From a historical perspective, are there lessons to be learned and roads to be followed? How do we get back on course and resume honest discussion to find space for common ground and consensus rather than constant polarization? 

  • Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah (moderator)

  • James M. Curry, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department

  • Ella Myers, Associate Professor, Political Science and Gender Studies Departments

  • Brent J. Steele, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department

Pizza & Politics

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

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Ballot Ready 2018: Better Boundaries
Oct
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ballot Ready 2018: Better Boundaries

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

This Hinckley-Bennion Forum examines the potential benefits and challenges of Proposition 4: Better Boundaries. Proposition 4 affects redistricting in Utah in three main ways: (1) it creates a seven-member appointed commission to participate in the process of formulating redistricting plans; (2) it imposes requirements on the Legislature’s redistricting process; and (3) it establishes standards with which redistricting plans must comply.

  • Ben Wood, Salt Lake Tribune (moderator)

  • Jeff Wright, Better Boundaries

  • Senator Todd Weiler, Utah Legislature

Pizza & Politics

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

Cosponsored by the Bennion Center

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Civility in Politics Part 1—The Challenge of Incivility
Oct
22
12:00 PM12:00

Civility in Politics Part 1—The Challenge of Incivility

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

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? 

  • Mark Button, Chair, University of Utah Political Science Department (moderator)

  • Honorable Christine M. Durham, Chief Justice (Ret.), Utah Supreme Court

  • Rod Decker, Journalist and Author

  • Pat Jones, CEO, Women’s Leadership Institute, Former State Senator

Pizza & Politics

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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 responsibilities of public colleges and universities in helping to secure the American dream for future generations, and how colleges and universities should fulfill these responsibilities today.  

  • Courtney McBeth, Special Assistant to the President, University of Utah

  • Dr. Dan Reed, Senior Vice President, University of Utah

  • Dr. Dave Buhler, Utah Commissioner of Higher Education

  • Dr. Jason Taylor, Assistant Professor in Education, Leadership, and Policy

  • Dr. Clifton Sanders, Provost for Academic Affairs, Salt Lake Community College

Pizza & Politics

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*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: 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

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

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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. 

  • Natalie Gochnour, Gardner Institute (Moderator)

  • Lt. Governor Spencer Cox

  • Claudia Geist, Sociology and Gender Studies, University of Utah

  • Bill Crim, United Way of Salt Lake

  • Senator Luz Escamilla, Utah Legislature

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: 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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Embodying Pride through Student Activism
Oct
2
12:00 PM12:00

Embodying Pride through Student Activism

  • Gardner Commons — Hinckley Caucus Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Bethany Runsten, ELP graduate student and LGBTRC graduate assistant (moderator)

  • Monica Perez, UofU student; Program Coordinator, Utah Pride Center

  • Luis Lopez, Westminster student

 

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public. 

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

organized by the office of Equity and Diversity 

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Reviving Utah's Rural Economies
Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

Reviving Utah's Rural Economies

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

Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis, several Utah counties have yet to recover from recession. Learn about the unique challenges facing rural Utah and what can be done to revive our rural economies.

  • Dejan Eskic, Senior Research Analyst at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Pizza & Politics

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

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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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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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