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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Campus and Community Panel Discussion: Healing and Resilience
Mar
7
12:00 PM12:00

Campus and Community Panel Discussion: Healing and Resilience

For women, and especially women of color, the act of surviving and thriving in harsh environments is an act of political resistance.  Join us for a panel discussion between women of color who have taken on the work of caring for the community. The panel will discuss ways in which they themselves have survived and healed during this work. 

Flor Olivio, Program Coordinator at the Women's Resource Center at the University of Utah (Moderator)

Lex Scott, Founder of Black Lives Matter Utah;

Susi Feltch-Malohifo'ou, Executive Director for Pacific Island Knowledge 2 Action Resources (PIK2AR);

Kristina Groves, LCSW (Ute/Hopi/Chinese), counselor in the Red Mesa Counseling program at the Urban Indian Center of Salt Lake; and

Deb Daniels, Director for the U’s Women’s Resource Center and Assistant Vice Rresident for Women’s enrollment initiatives.

Pizza & Politics

Building 73 Room 110

Cosponsored by the Office for Equity and Diversity at the University of Utah

 

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Land Management Panel
Mar
6
12:30 PM12:30

Land Management Panel

Hosted by the University of Utah Sustainability Leadership Committee

Allison Jones, Wild Utah Project

Caitlin Willard, Summit Land Conservancy

Mark Bethke, U.S. Forest Service

Hilary Arens, Snowbird 

Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110)

Pizza & Politics

Free and Open to the Public

Cosponsored by the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program

 

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Boomers and Millennials: Redefining Adulthood
Mar
1
12:30 PM12:30

Boomers and Millennials: Redefining Adulthood

Baby Boomers were at the forefront of many changes in young adult relationship and family experiences. Today, a new cohort—Millennials—outnumber Boomers and have redefined young adulthood. Dr. Manning will contrast the relationship experiences of young adult Boomers and Millennials. She will share new findings of recent patterns and trends in the formation and stability of young adult relationships. 

Wendy D. Manning, Ph.D. is a distinguished research professor of sociology, the Director for the Center for Family and Demographic Research, and the Director of the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green University

Presented in conjunction with the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, the Department of Family and Consumer Studies, and Policy at the Podium. 

Pizza & Politics

Free and Open to the Public

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Campus-Community Dialogue: Free Speech on Campus
Feb
28
1:30 PM13:30

Campus-Community Dialogue: Free Speech on Campus

Paul Cassell, Ronald N. Boyce Presidential Professor of Criminal Law and University Distinguished Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah

Sherrie Hayashi, Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, Title IX Coordinator, University of Utah

John Mejía, Legal Director, ACLU of Utah

William Smith, Associate Professor and Chair, Education, Culture and Society, University of Utah

Jason Perry, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics; Vice President, Government Relations (Moderator)

Co-sponsored 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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Supporting a New Resource Center Model for Utah Homelessness
Feb
26
12:00 PM12:00

Supporting a New Resource Center Model for Utah Homelessness

Pamela Atkinson, Community Advocate

Matt Melville, Homeless Services Director, Catholic Community Services

Kathy Bray, President & CEO, Volunteers of America, Utah 

Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox (Moderator)

Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110)

Pizza & Politics

Free and Open to the Public

Presented by the Pamela Atkinson Homelessness Trust Fund

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Legislative Issues and How They Affect Students
Feb
23
12:00 PM12:00

Legislative Issues and How They Affect Students

Peggy Carrico, Co-President, League of Women Voters of Utah

Elizabeth Garbe, Director of Government Relations and Public Policy, United Way of Salt Lake

Steve Urquhart, Global Ambassador, University of Utah, and Former Utah State Legislator

Moderated by Jason Perry, Director of the Hinckley Institute of Politics

Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110)

Pizza & Politics Series

Free and Open to the Public

A Hinckley-Bennion Forum

 

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On the Assassination of JFK—in the Time of Trump
Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

On the Assassination of JFK—in the Time of Trump

Burton Hersh, American author and commentator

Burton Hersh has long been regarded as Edward Kennedy’s principal biographer and is the author of such widely respected nonfiction as Bobby and J. Edgar, The Shadow President, The Old Boys: The American Elite and the Origins of the CIA, and The Mellon Family. A veteran journalist, he has contributed to such publications as Esquire, The Washingtonian, and The New York Times.

Hinckley Caucus Room (Bldg 73, Rm 110)

Pizza & Politics

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The Debate over Medical Marijuana in Utah
Feb
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Debate over Medical Marijuana in Utah

Derek Monson, Sutherland Institute

Karen Buchi, University of Utah Medical Marijuana/Opioid Taskforce

Karen Wilcox, University of Utah Pharmacology and Toxicology

DJ Schanz, Utah Patients Coalition

Doug Rice, Utah Epilepsy Association

Michelle McOmber, Utah Medical Association

Erik Neumann, KUER (Moderator) 

Pizza & Politics

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Roundtable on the Future of Capitalism
Sep
28
3:00 PM15:00

Roundtable on the Future of Capitalism

Models of Capitalism:  Understanding the Present and Improving the Future

Lecture at 3:00 P.M.

Dr. David Coates, Worrell Professor of Anglo-American Studies, Dept. of Politics & International Affairs, Wake Forest University.

Panel at 3:40 P.M.

Panel Discussants

Dr. David Coates, Wake Forest University

Dr. Korkut Erturk, Economics Department, University of Utah

Val Hale, Executive Director, Governor's Office of Economic Development

Joshua Kanter, Founder and Board President, Alliance for a Better Utah

Derek Monson, Executive Director, Sutherland Institute

 

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