Hinckley Institute Open House
Aug
29
11:00 AM11:00

Hinckley Institute Open House

You're invited to our Hinckley Student Open House! This is an excellent opportunity for you to learn more about what the Hinckley Institute has to offer, including internships, classes, forums, scholarships, and more! We are committed to providing transformative experiences for students of all majors - we also provide free pizza.


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Oxford Consortium Presentation and Dialogue
Aug
29
3:00 PM15:00

Oxford Consortium Presentation and Dialogue

University of Utah students will share their experience of the Oxford Consortium For Human Rights. Each year, a select group of Utah students participates in the week-long workshop at Oxford University on topics of human rights in conflict and peace-building. Utah students come from a diverse range of departments, programs, and colleges and are sponsored by various units at the U, including the Honors College, the Office for Global Engagement, the College of Law, the Hinckley Institute, and the College of Nursing. Free and open to the public. Pizza and drinks provided.


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If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating an Ethical Culture in Business
Sep
3
12:00 PM12:00

If You Build It, They Will Come: Creating an Ethical Culture in Business

  • Keynote Speaker: Bill Child, Chair, RC Willey — A Berkshire Hathaway Company

The Hinckley Institute of Politics, Gardner Institute, and Eccles School of Business’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative are excited to present the first annual Ethics Week. Ethics Week will encourage discussion on ethical matters as they relate to the private sector, government, and higher education institutions. The series features speakers from a variety of industries and professional backgrounds to examine salient ethical issues. 

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 Institute and the Eccles School of Business’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative


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How Far Is Too Far? The Ethics of Gene Editing
Sep
4
12:00 PM12:00

How Far Is Too Far? The Ethics of Gene Editing

  • Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Jeff Botkin, Professor of Pediatrics, Adjunct Professor of Human Genetics

  • Dana Carroll, Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry

  • Erin Rothwell, Associate Vice President for Research, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • James Tabery, Professor of Philosophy

  • Sophia DiCaro, Chief Compliance Officer, The Cynosure Group; Board member, Primary Children’s Hospital  (moderator)

The Hinckley Institute of Politics, Gardner Institute, and Eccles School of Business’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative are excited to present the first annual Ethics Week. Ethics Week will encourage discussion on ethical matters as they relate to the private sector, government, and higher education institutions. The series features speakers from a variety of industries and professional backgrounds to examine salient ethical issues. 

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 INSTITUTE AND THE ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS’S DANIELS FUND ETHICS INITIATIVE

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Safer Skies: The Moral Obligations of Flight Aviation
Sep
5
12:00 PM12:00

Safer Skies: The Moral Obligations of Flight Aviation

  • Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Michael Huerta, FAA Administrator from  2013-2018; Board of Directors, Delta Airlines

  • James Woody, Project Administrator, Boeing (former);  Director of Innovation, TEAML1NK

  • Pat Veillette, PhD, Capt (Ret), Professor of Aviation at Westminster College (moderator)

The Hinckley Institute of Politics, Gardner Institute, and Eccles School of Business’s Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative are excited to present the first annual Ethics Week. Ethics Week will encourage discussion on ethical matters as they relate to the private sector, government, and higher education institutions. The series features speakers from a variety of industries and professional backgrounds to examine salient ethical issues. 

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 INSTITUTE AND THE ECCLES SCHOOL OF BUSINESS’S DANIELS FUND ETHICS INITIATIVE

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Adventure and Activism
Sep
9
12:00 PM12:00

Adventure and Activism

  • Caroline Gleich, professional ski mountaineer, adventurer, & activist

Caroline Gleich is a professional ski mountaineer and adventurer based in Salt Lake City, UT. When she’s not on snow, she loves trail running, alpine climbing, ridge scrambling, biking and dreaming about her next human-powered adventure. You may have seen her on the cover of Powder, Backcountry or Ski Magazines or in a ski films. A nature lover since birth, Caroline uses her voice as an athlete to advocate for social and environmental causes, working on issues such as climate change, clean air, gender equality and cyber harassment with non-profits such as Protect Our Winters, HEAL Utah, Winter Wildlands Alliance, Wilderness Society, and the American Alpine Club. Caroline’s goal is to inspire people to get outside, live a healthy, active lifestyle and protect the places we love to play. Follow her on social media, @carolinegleich.

Pizza & Politics

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

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Social Impact Investing
Sep
13
10:30 AM10:30

Social Impact Investing

  • Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
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  • Bobby Turner, Principal and CEO, Turner Impact Capital

Turner Impact Capital is committed to harnessing market forces to create social solutions on a national scale. 

Over the past two decades, Bobby Turner has established himself as a pioneer in the area of social impact investing. Since founding Turner Impact Capital in 2014, he has rapidly built one of the nation’s largest social impact investment firms, with over $3 billion in investment potential to help address some of the country’s most pervasive social issues with real estate solutions.

As former Chairman, CEO and Co-Founding Partner of Canyon Capital Realty Advisors LLC (CCRA), he oversaw a commercial real estate and mortgage asset portfolio totaling over $12 billion, and was responsible for launching several groundbreaking funds that helped define the “triple bottom line” investment movement. In his years as a social impact innovator, Bobby has dedicated himself to providing sound financial returns for investors while fostering opportunities for the communities in which his funds invest.

Bobby is involved in many civic ventures, having served on the boards of the Virginia Avenue Project, the Pacific Charter School Development Corporation, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City. He holds a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he and his wife have endowed a curriculum development fund and speaker series for social impact studies. He also serves on the school’s Board of Overseers. On Sundays, you can find him playing basketball at the beach in Santa Monica.

Free and open to the public

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

Sponsored by the Sorenson Impact Center


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From Child Soldier to Peace Activist
Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

From Child Soldier to Peace Activist

Emmanuel started his life as a child soldier in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan in the early 1980s. He was eventually rescued by a British aid worker Emma McCune and smuggled to Kenya where he overcame a huge number of struggles to become a successful and acclaimed recording artist and peace ambassador. He now lives in Toronto, Canada.

Emmanuel has released six award nominated studio albums. He has collaborated and performed alongside artists such as Lauryn Hill, Xavier Rudd, Peter Gabriel, Nelly Furtado, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Joss Stone, Ed Sheeran, Nile Rodgers and Alicia Keys.

Drawing on his personal experiences and background, he speaks and performs with a strong message of reconciliation and peace, and has addressed the UN, US Congress, the Carter Centre and the very highest level of several governments.

In 2008 a full-length documentary on his life was released. The film, Warchild, won prestigious film festival awards worldwide. In the same year, his autobiography, also called Warchild, was published by Little Brown.

You can learn more about Emmanuel Jal here.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

Cosponsored by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy and the Barbara and Norman Tanner Center for Human Rights


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Climate Impacts on Minoritized Communities
Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Climate Impacts on Minoritized Communities

  • Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Daniel Mendoza, Research Assistant Professor, Atmospheric Sciences

  • Sara Grineski, Professor, Sociology and Environmental and Sustainability Studies

  • Olivia Juarez, Latinx Coordinator, SUWA

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 Office of Sustainability


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Beholden: The Politics and Potential of Debt
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Beholden: The Politics and Potential of Debt

  • Hinckley Institute of Politics (map)
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Neal A. Maxwell Lecture in Political Theory and Contemporary Politics

  • Kennan Ferguston, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Beholden asks why debt is always seen as the antithesis of freedom, and what is lost in privileging the latter over the former.  Freedom, I argue, is an adolescent aspiration, a pipe dream of pure will and unadulterated self-containment. But why, then, do freedom and its conceptual fellow-travelers, such as liberation, resistance, self-determination, emancipation, and autonomy, reflexively register as "good"? In presuming their unquestioned desirability, political thinkers automatically denigrate those forms of being which fall under the category of indebtedness: bond, promise, association, troth, and other interpersonal connections.

Commentators:

  • Kouslaa T Kessler-Mata, University of San Francisco (commentator)

  • M. Shadee Malaklou, Beloit College

Free and open to the public

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

Sponsored by the Political Science Department


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Utah's Changing Demographics and the 2020 Census
Apr
22
12:00 PM12:00

Utah's Changing Demographics and the 2020 Census

Growth and change have been constants in Utah for decades. The decennial census provides an opportunity to record these changes once every ten years, throughout the entire country. This discussion will focus on both the demographic changes in Utah as well as the technical changes for the 2020 Census, and how these changes might impact the goal of the census to count every person once, only once, and in the right place.

  • Mallory Bateman, State Data Center Coordinator, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

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Inequality For All Screening
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Inequality For All Screening

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

Join us for a documentary screening of Inequality for All

In his Wealth and Poverty class at U.C.- Berkeley, former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich discusses the grave economic and social consequences that may result if the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time Magazine named him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. He has written fifteen books, including the best sellers "Aftershock", "The Work of Nations," and"Beyond Outrage," and, his most recent, "The Common Good," which is available in bookstores now.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


Cosponsored by the Economic Ambassadors with the University of Utah’s Department of Economics

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Genetics and Justice: DNA Identification Technologies in Post-Dictatorial Argentina
Apr
8
3:00 PM15:00

Genetics and Justice: DNA Identification Technologies in Post-Dictatorial Argentina

  • Alexandra Minna Stern, Professor and Chair of American Culture, Professor in History, Women’s Studies, Obstetrics and Gynecology, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

Presented by the International Studies Program’s Health, Medicine, and the Environment Lecture Series

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Iranian Revolution at 40: The Corruption Dilemma
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Iranian Revolution at 40: The Corruption Dilemma

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

Panelists will examine the impact of Iran’s 1979 revolution on the country, region, and relationship with the United States and the role corruption has played within the regime over the past 40 years.

  • Suzanne Maloney, Deputy Director -Foreign Policy, Senior Fellow- Center for Middle East Policy, Energy Security and Climate Initiative at Brookings

  • Khosrow Semnani, Founder and President, Omid for Iran

  • Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Vice President of Government Relations at the University 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 Semnani Family Foundation and Where is My Oil?



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Noble Ambitions, Nobel Prize
Apr
3
12:00 PM12:00

Noble Ambitions, Nobel Prize

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Susi Snyder, Pax in the Netherlands, Partner with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Susi Snyder is the managing director of Don’t Bank on the Bomb, a joint research and campaign effort of PAX (Netherlands) and ICAN. Don’t Bank on the Bomb is the only global report profiling the companies that produce nuclear weapons, and the institutions that finance them. Mrs. Snyder has published numerous reports and articles, including Dealing with a ban (2015); The Rotterdam Blast: The immediate humanitarian consequences of a 12 kiloton nuclear explosion (2014); and Withdrawal Issues: What NATO countries say about the future of tactical nuclear weapons in Europe (2011). She is an International Steering Group member of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize winning International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. Susi is also 2016 Nuclear Free Future Award Laureate. Previously, Mrs. Snyder served as the Secretary General of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at their Geneva secretariat. She was named Hero of Las Vegas in 2001 for her work with Indigenous populations against US nuclear weapons development and nuclear waste dumping. Mrs Snyder currently lives in Utrecht, the Netherlands with her husband and son.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


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


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Artificial Intelligence for Good: The Public Safety Paradigm Shift
Apr
1
12:00 PM12:00

Artificial Intelligence for Good: The Public Safety Paradigm Shift

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

 Banjo seeks to save lives and reduce human suffering by using technology for good. Banjo is the first Live-Time Intelligence platform that gives decision makers the ability to understand what is happening live, anywhere. Imagine how many lives will be saved when we deliver live-time information to know exactly what is happening, where it is happening, the moment it happens.

  • Damien Patton, Founder and CEO of Banjo

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


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Building a Community Around Self-Reliance and Trust
Mar
28
12:30 PM12:30

Building a Community Around Self-Reliance and Trust

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

Utah communities are diversifying with new neighbors from around the globe. Learn the best ways to bring together self-reliant, displaced women and their new communities with founder and executive director of Women of the World. Women of the world is a woman refugee, asylum seeker, and immigrant service and capacity building nonprofit operating in Salt Lake City since 2010.

  • Samira Harnish, Founder and Executive Director, Women of the World

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

COSPONSORED BY THE BARBARA AND NORMAN TANNER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS


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Mass Incarceration and Higher Education
Mar
27
12:00 PM12:00

Mass Incarceration and Higher Education

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

A Challenge to Higher Education: In the era of mass incarceration, how can colleges and universities be part of the solution?  

Nationally, the importance of access to higher education for formerly and currently incarcerated individuals has been introduced with the Beyond the Box Coalition and Second Chance Pell Initiative. In a discussion with local leaders, we will examine how Utah and the West can incorporate these strategies as we seek to reduce incarceration rates and recidivism.

  • Lara Jones, Host of RadioActive on KRCL (Moderator)

  • Representative Sandra Hollins, Utah State Legislature, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Cindy Fierros, Utah Prison Education Project

  • Chuck Williams, SLCC Prison Education Alumni Coordinator

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

Cosponsored by Students Against Mass Incarceration (SAMI) and the University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP)

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Gender Wage Gap: (In)Equality in Utah
Mar
25
12:00 PM12:00

Gender Wage Gap: (In)Equality in Utah

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Juliette Tennert, Director of Economic and Public Policy Research, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute

  • Nilufer Cagatay, Professor, Economics Department; Co-Director, Economics Department, GEM-IWG University of Utah

  • Claudia Geist, Associate Professor, Gender Studies and Sociology Departments

  • Günseli Berik, Professor, Economics Department; Affiliated Faculty, Asian Studies Program

  • Senator Luz Escamilla, Utah State Legislature

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

COSPONSORED BY THE WOMEN’S RESOURCE CENTER AND THE WOMEN’S ENROLLMENT INITIATIVE

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Q&A with Dan Pfeiffer
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Q&A with Dan Pfeiffer

Join us for a Q&A with Dan Pfeiffer. Pfeiffer is the cohost of the podcast Pod Save America and was a senior advisor to former President Barack Obama.

This event is free and open to the community; however, you must reserve your seat ahead of time. Reserve your ticket here.

Please note that this event will take place at the UMFA (410 Campus Center Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112), not the Hinckley Institute of Politics.

Presented in partnership with the Associated Students of the University of Utah (ASUU)

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Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
Mar
21
1:00 PM13:00

Human Rights and Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Scott Paul, Humanitarian Policy Lead, Oxfam

Scot Paul leads Oxfam America’s policy advocacy on a number of emergencies and cross-cutting humanitarian issues. During his tenure at Oxfam, Paul has spearheaded the organizations work on a number of acute crises, including those in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria, Myanmar, and Bangladesh. His advocacy in these emergencies often focuses on the political drivers of violence and vulnerability, as well as the financial exclusion of vulnerable individuals and the remittance companies and charities that serve them. Paul is a frequent media commentator with outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Foreign Policy, and Al Jazeera and has testified before Congress. He completed his undergraduate work at Columbia University and St. Petersburg State University and graduated from New York University Law School.

  • Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Andrea Prasow, Deputy Washington Director at Human Rights Watch, conducts advocacy before the US government on global human rights issues. Previously, as senior national security counsel and advocate for Human Rights Watch, Prasow investigated and analyzed US national security policies and practices, and led advocacy efforts urging executive and legislative branch officials in Washington to implement national security policies that respect internationally recognized rights. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Prasow was a defense attorney with the Office of Military Commissions and was a associate at Paul, Weise, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP where she served as habeas counsel for Saudi detainees at Guantanamo. Her work with Guantanamo detainees has taken her to Bahrain, Yemen, and Afghanistan. She holds a BA from the University of Toronto and a JD from Georgetown University Law Center.

Pizza & Politics

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

COSPONSORED BY THE BARBARA AND NORMAN TANNER CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS




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Unsheltered: Homelessness in Utah
Mar
20
1:30 PM13:30

Unsheltered: Homelessness in Utah

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

Why do some people experiencing homelessness stay on the streets or in cars, while others go to a shelter? What can cities do to improve the situation for their homeless residents and their neighbors? How can regular citizens help? State and local experts in homelessness share ideas and discuss how to move forward to create a safe place for all Utahns to thrive.

  • Rob Wesemann, Executive Director,  National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah (Moderator)

  • Pamela Atkinson, Community Advocate

  • Representative Sandra Hollins, Utah Legislature; Licensed Clinical Social Worker

  • Andrew Johnston, Salt Lake City Council Member; Vice President of Program Operations, Volunteers of America 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 PAMELA ATKINSON HOMELESS TRUST FUND

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2019 Legislative Session Recap
Mar
19
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Legislative Session Recap

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

Join Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Jason Perry and leadership from the Utah State Senate and House of Representatives as they discuss the policy outcomes from the 2019 General Session.

  • Representative Brian King, House Minority Leader, Utah State Legislature

  • Senator Todd Weiler (R), Utah State Legislature

  • Representative Steve Eliason (R), Utah State Legislature

  • Lindsay Whitehurst, AP Political Reporter

  • Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics & Vice President of Government Relations at the University of Utah

Pizza & Politics

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

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Sports and Sexual Assault
Mar
18
12:00 PM12:00

Sports and Sexual Assault

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Robert Payne, University of Utah Office of General Counsel (Moderator)

  • Nona Richardson, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator, Deputy Title IX Coordinator; University of Utah

  • Brian Burton, Dean of Students Office, University of Utah

  • Brian Nicholls, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, University of Utah

  • Jessica Miller, Legal Affairs Reporter, The Salt Lake Tribune

Pizza & Politics

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

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Redefining Feminist Political Engagement:  A Closer Look at Community Organizing Efforts
Mar
6
12:00 PM12:00

Redefining Feminist Political Engagement: A Closer Look at Community Organizing Efforts

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

Feminist political engagement has historically taken many forms- from the polls to the streets – in the fight for social justice. Grassroots organizations and community organizers recognize the struggle for gender and racial justice often means working outside the bounds of existing institutions that perpetuate the marginalization of individuals, families, and their communities.

How do communities redefine political engagement and organize themselves to address the marginalization imposed by systems of power? What lessons can we learn from past and present autonomous organizing and social movements?

  • Edxie Betts, Black/Blackfoot/Filipina/Trans/Queer Liberation Artist and Autonomous Organizer

  • Roxanna (Rox) Curiel, Community Organizer

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

COSPONSORED BY THE OFFICE OF EQUITY AND DIVERSITY


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Should We Have a Universal Basic Income?
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Should We Have a Universal Basic Income?

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Steve Bannister, Director and Chair of MIAGE

  • Rudi Von Arnim, Associate Professor, Economics Department

  • Gina Cornia, Utahns Against Hunger

  • Brad Williams, Director of the Entrepreneurship Program, David Eccles School of Business (Moderator)

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


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Reviving Utah's Rural Economies
Feb
25
12:00 PM12:00

Reviving Utah's Rural Economies

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Theresa Foxley, President and CEO of Economic Development Corporation of Utah (Moderator)

  • Ginger Chin, Managing Director of Urban and Rural Business Services, GOED

  • Shawn Milne, Commissioner of Tooele County

  • Nick Tatton, Community Director of Price City.

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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


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From Hinckley Intern to DC Insider: How to Jump Start your Political Career
Feb
22
1:30 PM13:30

From Hinckley Intern to DC Insider: How to Jump Start your Political Career

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Justin Brown, Founder of HillVets Foundation, CEO of The Nimitz Group

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

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


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Immigrants and the Economy
Feb
20
12:00 PM12:00

Immigrants and the Economy

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Alex Guzman, President of the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • José Vincente Borjón López-Coterilla, Consul of Mexico

  • Lara Fritts, Director of the Salt Lake City Economic Development Department

  • Jennifer Robinson, Associate Director of 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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Income Polarization and Political Outcomes: Mis-measurement, Measurement, and Some Actual Results from the US and Elsewhere
Feb
15
9:00 AM09:00

Income Polarization and Political Outcomes: Mis-measurement, Measurement, and Some Actual Results from the US and Elsewhere

  • Professor James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin

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 Political Science and Economics Departments


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The Future of Nuclear Power in Utah
Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Future of Nuclear Power in Utah

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


Although nuclear power has long promised a reliable, affordable source of low carbon electricity, new reactor construction, especially “first of a kind” projects like the one the Utah Associated Municipal Power System (UAMPS) may finance, have often disappointed.  Reviewing this history, Peter Bradford, a former US Nuclear Regulatory Commissioner and former a chairman of the New York and Maine utility regulatory commissions, will spotlight the risks of small public utilities' involvement in nuclear plant construction and precautions available to protect customers from  unanticipated costs.

  • Peter Bradford, Professor of Law and Energy Policy, Vermont Law School; former US Nuclear Regulatory commissioner under presidents Carter and Reagan

Pizza & Politics

Free and open to the public

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

Sponsored by the Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

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Inverting the Inversion: Addressing Utah's Air Quality
Feb
11
12:00 PM12:00

Inverting the Inversion: Addressing Utah's Air Quality

  • Hinckley Caucus Room (Gardner Commons) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
  • Michael D. Brehm, University of Utah Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

  • Thom Carter, UCAIR Executive Director

  • Scott Williams, HEAL Utah Executive Director

  • Kate Whitbeck, Sustainability Office Communications and Relationship Manager (Moderator)

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 Sustainability Office

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What Does the World's Largest Robot Have to Do with Mining?
Feb
8
11:00 AM11:00

What Does the World's Largest Robot Have to Do with Mining?

A conversation with Rio Tinto CEO, JS Jacques.

You are invited to enjoy a conversation with J-S Jacques, chief executive of leading mineral and metals company Rio Tinto (more than just a stadium sponsor!).  Rio Tinto is one of the world’s largest mining and metals companies and their products go into every day products from your car, to your IPhone to your skis.   JS recently led Rio Tinto to define its purpose as a company:  As pioneers in mining and metals, we produce materials essential to human progress.”

 JS will share his thoughts on the opportunities and challenges of the future both in his industry and for society as a whole.  What will it mean for the job market of the future as companies like Rio Tinto harness digital power, automation and AI?  How do we re-define and expand our understanding of what it means to work in partnership – between companies and communities, companies and governments and or partners in a supply chain?  What are the essential materials that will be needed to convert the world to clean power sources?  If we know we need more copper, aluminum and lithium – how much should we also be focusing on recycling and “urban mining?”   J-S is challenging Rio Tinto employees across the world to meet questions like these by innovating, collaborating and inspiring each other to think like 21st century pioneers. Join the conversation on how mining and metals can evolve to supply the sustainable products our future demands.

About JS Jacques: JS  is highly respected for his strong executive leadership skills, expertise in leading significant growth projects and thought leadership across a wide range of geopolitical and economic issues . He has led the transformation of the Rio Tinto group, delivering a step-change in both safety and cash performance while reshaping the portfolio to focus on a core of the highest-quality assets. Prior to joining Rio Tinto, JS spent more than 15 years working in various roles across Europe, South East Asia, India and the US for the aluminium, bauxite and steel industries and notably served as group director, Strategy, for Tata Steel Group from 2007 to 2011.

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Can Utah's Ski Industry Survive Climate Change?
Feb
7
12:00 PM12:00

Can Utah's Ski Industry Survive Climate Change?

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

Utah is well known for the greatest snow on earth. Utah’s snowfall has been instrumental in growing the state’s tourism and ski industries, hosting the 2002 Winter Olympics, and even securing the American Olympic Commission’s bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. However, climate change threatens the long term stability of Utah’s ski industry and some ski locations in the United States are forecast to have 50% shorter ski seasons by 2050 due to higher temperatures and lack of snow.  Join our panel as they discuss what can be done to combat climate change and protect Utah’s vibrant ski industry.  

  • Dr. McKenzie Skiles, University of Utah Geography Department

  • Maura Olivos, Alta Environmental Center

  • Leah Lange, University of Utah Ski Team (Nordic)

  • Jackie Wiles, Olympian, U.S. Ski Team

  • Dr. Peter Veals, Research Scientist, Department of Atmospheric Science (Moderator)

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Cosponsored by the University of Utah Sustainability Office

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The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy: Local Solutions for Global Problems
Feb
5
12:00 PM12:00

The Wicked Problem of Food, Water, and Energy: Local Solutions for Global Problems

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

Water and energy are critical to human survival. Water acquisition, management, movement, distribution, purification, and post-use treatment are large users of energy. At the same time, energy production consumes significant amounts of water—whether it is fossil fuels, thermoelectric and nuclear power plants, solar farms, fracking, or biofuels. Population growth, increased energy demand, and climate change create an unsustainable trajectory for water consumption worldwide. Join Professor Weber as he discusses what is being done to address these concerns in Oregon and how this case study can work as a global solution.

  • Edward Weber, U.G. Dubach Professor of Political Science, School of Public Policy at Oregon State University

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What Does the Inland Port Mean for Utah?
Feb
4
12:00 PM12:00

What Does the Inland Port Mean for Utah?

Utah’s proposed inland port will serve as a logistics and distribution hub inland from coastal seaports—relying on ground and rail transportation. The trade terminal is already heralded as the “most significant economic opportunity” for the state in a generation promising a boost to both employment opportunities and tax revenue. Despite these promises, the inland port is not without its critics voicing concerns over air quality, traffic, government transparency. Join panelists as they examine the opportunities and challenges of the inland port.

  • Maura Carabello, President of the Exoro Group (Moderator)

  • Miles Hansen, President & CEO of World Trade Center Utah

  • Councilman James Rogers, Salt Lake City Council District 1; Vice Chair of the Inland Port Board

  • Greg Hughes, Former Speaker of the Utah House of Representatives

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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

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

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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.

Schedule: Melissa Richmond - Facilitator

10:00am-10:30am    Speaker: Aimee Winder Newton

10:30am-10:50am    Introductions

10:50am-11:10am    Exercise: What’s Your Issue?

11:10am-11:40pm    Interview: Student Government Official

11:40pm-12:10pm    Networking Lunch

12:10pm-12:30pm    Exercise: Building Your Network

12:30pm-12:50pm    Exercise: Elevator Speech

12:50pm-1:20pm     Exercise: Campaign Simulation

1:20pm-1:30pm     Closing

Free and open to the public

Cosponsored by ASUU and Running Start

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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

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