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Monday, April 23, 2012

Working in Partnership With Utah State Government

Bob Springmeyer, President, Bonneville Research

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Environmental Stewardship

Carl Fisher, Executive Director, Save our Canyons
Parker Chapple, Bennion Center Student Leader
Allison Boyer, (moderator) Bennion Center Student Leader

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Presented by the Bennion Center.


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Conversation With the Governor

Governor Gary Herbert

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Bullying

Irene Maya Ota, Diversity Coordinator Instructor,College of Social Work, U of U
Sandy Ameel, Comprehensive Guidance Specialist, SLC School District
Jennifer Naier-Pearce, (moderator) Host, KCPW’s CityViews

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Presented by U of U LTGB Resource Center for ALLY Week.


Monday, April 16, 2012

The Anatomy of a Trial:
The Jurors Role
2012 Law Day Theme
The American Jury
We the People in Action

Judge Judith Atherton, Third District Court
Alicia Cook, District Attorney’s Office
Alicia Gehlingk, Patty Porenta, Richard Evans, Former Jurors
Judge Sheila McCleve, (moderator) Third District Court (retired)

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Monday, April 16, 2012

U.S.-Iranian Relations

Joey Hood, Acting Director, Office of Iranian Affairs U.S. Department of State

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Co-sponsored by The Middle East Center.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Transparency and Privacy

Derek Monson, Director of Public Policy, Sutherland Institute
Tianna Tu, Honors Think Tank Student
Marianne Carpenter, Honors Think Tank Student
Joel Campbell, (moderator) Communcations Department, BYU

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Gay Rights as Human Rights in Utah

Max Green, Advocacy Coordinator, Equality Utah
Juan López, Community Activist
Kilo Qamora, Exdcutive Director, Inclusion Center
Susie Shannon Porter, (moderator) Director, Gender Studies, U of U

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Monday, April 09, 2012

The Utah Courts

The Honorable Andy Valdez, Judge, Utah Third District Juvenile Court

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Utah Priorities Project

Stephen J. Hershey, President Utah Foundation
Morgan Lyon Cotti, Research Director, Utah Foundation

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

USA-Israel-India Strategic Triangle: The Genesis of the New World Order?

Dr. Ramesh Babu Kanneganti, Advanced Centre for American Studies Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

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Co-sponsored by: College of Humanities, College of Social and Behavioral Science, Turkish Studies Project, Institute of Public and International Affairs


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The Police as Public Servants

Chris Burbank, Salt Lake City Chief of Police

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Meet the 4th Congressional District Republican Candidates

Mia Love
Carl Wimmer
Jay Cobb
Kenneth Gray
Stephen Sandstrom

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Washington Update

Senator Mike Lee

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Mickey Ibarra Papers: A Utah Journey to the White House

The Honorable Mickey Ibarra, Former Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs, The White House

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Monday, March 26, 2012

An End to Plutocracy: It’s Up to Us

Rocky Anderson, Presidential Candidate, Justice Party; Mayor, Salt Lake City (2000-2008).

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Monday, March 26, 2012

Crisis in Libya

George Joffé, Professor of International Relations of the Middle East and North Africa, Cambridge University.

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Co-sponsored by Turkish Studies Project, Political Science Department.


Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Refugee Women and Girls in Schools and the Workplace

Josephine Amoakoh, Education, Culture and Society master's student
Delila Omerbasic, Education, Culture and Society doctoral student Ethnic Studies
Teresa Molina, Assistant Director, Utah Neighborhood Partners
Beth Garstka, (moderator) English Skills Learning Center Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator

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Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

Health and Ability, Presented by the Bennion Center

Shannon Golub, Volunteer Coordinator, LifePath Hospice
Francis Wilby, Assistant Professor, College of Social Work; Assistant Director, W.D. Goodwill Initiative on Aging
Tyler Quist, Bennion Center Health and Ability Coordinator

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creating a Safe Campus Climate: Moving Forward After the 2011 ASUU Elections

Senator Ross Romero (D)
Former Rep. Jackie Biskupski
Annie Nebeker Christensen Dean of Students, U of U
Dr. Laurence Parker, Department of Education, Leadership and Policy, U of U
Dr. Theresa Martinez, (moderator)Associate Professor of Sociology, U of U

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Friday, March 9, 2012

2012 Utah Legislative Wrap-up

President Michael Waddoups (R)
Speaker Becky Lockhart (R)
Rep. Brian King (D) House Minority Assistant Whip
Senator Ross Romero (D) Minority Leader
Kirk Jowers (moderator) Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

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Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Four Glimpses of Democracy's Future: Deliberative Innovations in India, Brazil, Canada, and the United States

John Gastil, Head and Professor, Department of Communication Arts and Sciences, Penn State University

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Reporter’s Perspective of the Utah State Legislature: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Paul Rolly, Columnist, The Salt Lake Tribune

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Decision 2012: How to Attend Your Precinct Caucus Meeting and Be Effective

James Seaman, The Exoro Group

Presented by the ASUU Government Relations Board

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Monday, February 27, 2012

Utah’s Parties and Elections

Thomas Wright, Chair, Utah State Republican Party
Jim Dabakis, Chair, Utah State Democratic Party

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Capitol Punishment: The Hard Truth About Washington Corruption From American’s Most Notorious Lobbyist

Jack Abramoff, Author

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Education: Charter Schools Presented by the Bennion Center

Principal Brian McGill, AMES (Academy for Math, Engineering, and Science
Greg Owens, Associate Dean for Student Affairs College of Science
Alice Ma (moderator), Bennion Center Education and Advocacy Coordinator

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Occupying Public Spaces: A Panel Discussion on the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Professor Claudio Holzner, Political Science Department
Professor Steven Johnston, Political Science Department, Maxwell Chair
Professor Julie Stewart, Sociology Department.

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Presented by the Political Science Department.


Monday, February 13, 2012

The Wit and Wisdom Of Abraham Lincoln

Ron L. Anderson, author of  Abraham Lincoln- God’s Humble Instrument.

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Thursday, February 09, 2012

An Academic Goes to War: Uncovering the Hidden Geographies of Northeast Baghdad 2008-2009

Robert Kerr, Associate Professor of Geography, U.S. Air Force Air University, Maxwell AFB.

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Wednesday, February 08, 2012

The Importance of Boards and Commissions in State and Local Governments

Sidney Fonnesbeck, former Government Consultant; Salt Lake City Councilwoman (1980-1992)
Sheryl Ivey – Director of Volunteer Services, Salt Lake County

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Targeted Killing and Extremism

Amos Guiora, Professor, The S.J. Quinney College of Law, U. of U.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Support Popular Vote

Chet Culver, Former Governor of Iowa (D)
Tom Tancred, Former Congressman from Colorado(R)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Food Security and Climate Change: A Comparison of EU and US Policy Debates

Emanuela Bozzini, Post-Doc Research Fellow at the University of Trento Fulbright Schuman Fellow Center for Environment and Society University of Maryland.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Celebrating Utah Firsts

Judge Vernice Trease, Judge Raymond S. Uno
Tystan Smith, attorney, Robert Flores, attorney
Sheldon Spotted Elk, attorney Dr. M. David Rudd, (moderator) Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Science

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Cosponsored by the University of Utah Office for Equity and Diversity as part of the 2012 Martin Luther King Celebration


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lobbying at the Utah State Legislature

David Spatafore, Spatafore Consulting Group
Lincoln Shurtz, Utah League of Cities & Towns

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Presented by the Bennion Center and the Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Rising Family Homelessness

Pamela J. Atkinson, Community Advocate
Matt Minkevitch, Executive Director of The Road Home, Salt Lake City
Anne Burkholder, Executive Director of Salt Lake YWCA, Salt Lake City
Client name TBA, The Road Home Program Participant

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Presented by the Bennion Center and the Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Where’s the Line, America? Rediscovering the Limits of Limited Government Should Be

Representative Ken Ivory, (R-UT, District 47).

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Friday, January 13, 2012

Globalization as a Challenge and Opportunity: World Bank Perspective

The Honorable Ian Soloman, United States Executive Director of World Bank Group

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Co-sponsored by Salt Lake Chamber, The World Bank, and World Trade Center Utah


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Technology Economic Development: USTAR at the Five-year Mark

Ted McAleer, USTAR executive director
Wesley G. Smith, Director of Public Policy at the Salt Lake Chamber
Jan Elise Stambro, Senior research economist with the Bureau of Economic and Business Research
John A. White, USTAR researcher, professor of bioengineering, executive director of U of U Brain Institute
Michael O’Malley, (moderator) Marketing Director, USTAR and Governor’s Office of Economic Development

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Thursday, December 01, 2011

Careers in the Foreign Service

Christopher Crawford, Political/Economic Officer U.S. Embassy Dili, Timor-Leste

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Democrats of the U of U and College Republicans Debate 2010: Gay Marriage Rights and Tax Distribution

Kyler Ken Bowers and Alice Riedesel, Democrats of the U of U
TBACollege Republicans
Tim Chambless, (moderator) Hinckley Academic Outreach Coordinator; Associate Professor Lecturer, Political Science Department

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

International Internship Day 2011

Natalie Gochnour, Executive Vice President/Chief Economist at the Salt Lake Chamber; Vice President of Policy and Communications at Leavitt Partners

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Wednesday, November 16. 2011

Chronic Hunger

Ashley Edgette, Bennion Center Program Director
Lori Kowaleski-Jones, Associate Professor, Family and Consumer Studies
Phyllis S. Crowley, State Nutrition Coordinator-Utah WIC Program
Jamison Gordon, (Bennion Center Moderator) VA Program Director

Presented by The Bennion Center

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Why the Euro Will Survive

Ambassador Joao Vale de Almeida, Head of Delegation, for the European Union to the United States

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Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Law and Justice: An Alternative Approach

Michelle Oldroyd, Adjunct Professor S. J. Quinney College of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution
Judge Randall N. Skanchy, Third District Court, Drug Court
  Judge Brooke Wells, Federal Magistrate, U.S. District Court, RISE Program

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Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Meeting our Fiscal Challenges

Senator Dan Liljenquist, (R) District 23; Recently named by Governing Magazine as one of its nine Public Officials of the Year 2011

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Thursday, November 03, 2011

When the White House Calls: From Immigrant Entrepreneur to U.S. Ambassador

John Price, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius (2002-2005)

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

The Role of Human Rights and Humanitarian Issues in U.S. Policy towards North Korea

Ambassador Robert R. King, Special Envoy for North Korean Human Rights

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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Some Reflections on Getting the Israeli-Arab Peace Progress Back on Track

Yair Hirschfeld, Wayne Owens Visiting Professor for Middle Eastern History, initiated the Oslo negotiations between Israel and Palestine
*Hirschfeld will be honored as a 2011 Hinckley Fellow*

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Politics and the Efficacy of Humanitarian Aid

Daniel C. Tirone, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

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October 24 - 28, 2011

The Future of Journalism: Considerations on the Status of the American Society.
Presented by the Hinckley Institute of Politics, Rocco C. and Marion S. Siciliano Forum, and KUER's RadioWest

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Page One: Inside the New York Times

RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio, interviews director, Andrew Rossi, about the movie Page One: Inside the New York Times


Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

How are Journalism Leaders on the Ground Adapting to the Changing Media?

Clark Gilbert, President and CEO of the Deseret News Publishing Co. and Deseret Digital Media
Nancy Conway, Editor of the SLC Tribune
Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director of the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

The Politico Approach to Paying for Journalism

RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio, interviews Martin Tolchin of Politico.

12:00 PM talk by Floyd Norris, New York Times' Chief Financial Correspondent, What's Wrong With The American Economy?

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

What it Means to be a Journalist in the Digital Age

RadioWest host, Doug Fabrizio
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12:30 Keynote address by Martin Tolchin, Bigger, Better, Bolder - Some Unconventional Thoughts on the Future of Journalism

Friday, October 28th, 2011

Political Reporting and the Fourth Estate: Who Watches Government?

Susan Tolchin, Professor in the School of Public Policy at George Mason University
John Daley, Reporter for Deseret News / KSL



Wednesday, October 19, 2011

International Service

Rosey Hunter, Director of University Neighborhood Partners
Trinh Mai, Assistant Professor in the College of Social Work
Mark Linnell, Social work graduate student
Jake Saunders, (moderator) Bennion Center program director as moderator

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Pizza or Donuts: A Taste of Utah Redistricting

Speaker Becky Lockhart (R-Disrict 64)
Senator Ben McAdams (D-District 2)
Senator Stuart Reid (R-District 18)
Representative Brian King (D-District 28)
John Fellows, Legislative Counsel for Redistricting Committee, Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Life as a Mayor and Presidential Candidate in Mali

Mayor Yeah Samake, MPP, Presidential Candidate, 1st VP League of Mayors; Executive Director, Mali Rising Foundation

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Thursday, October 06, 2011

Poverty Shouldn't Equal Destiny: Information and Q&A with Teach for America

Co-sponsored by Teach For America

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Tuesday, September 27

The Presidential Campaign of Romney and Huntsman. The Mormon Moment or The Mormon Question Revisited?

Newell G. Bringhurst, PhD, Author
Craig L. Foster, Author

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Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Global Financial Crisis of 2011. New Meltdown or Same Old Catastrophe?

Lance Girton, Professor, Economic Department, U of U
Minqi Li, Associate Professor, Economic Department, U of U
Steve Reynolds, Professor, Economic Department and Director of MIAGE Program, U of U
Tom Maloney, (moderator) Chair, economic Department, U of U

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Engagement at the University of Utah

Kirk Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics
Linda Dunn, Director, The Bennion Center
Kim Schmit, Program Manager, University Neighborhood Partners
Rachel Barnes, Bennion Center Student Leader and Service House Advisor

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Presented by The Bennion Center


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Election 2011: Salt Lake City Council

Charley Luke v. J.T. Martin

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

U.S.-Samoa Relations

His Highness Tuiatua Tupua Tamasese Efi Samoa, Head of State

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fact and Fiction in Washington

Ernest Istook Distinguished Fellow at the Heritage Foundation and former Congressman 1993-2006 (R-OK)

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Civility in American Politics

The September Project presents U. S. Senator Bob Bennett, State Senator Karen Morgan, and Salt Lake City Mayor Ralph Becker for a discussion on the current climate and need for civil dialogue in American politics at the city, state, and national levels.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Federalism at the County Level

Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Congressional Update

Congressman Jim Matheson

Cosponsor– Democrats of the U of U

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Quran: Should We Burn It or Read It?

Imam Muhammad Musri, President, Islamic Society of Central Florida

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo

Sim Gill, Salt Lake County District Attorney
Linda Jones, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association (LDA)
Daniel Medwed, Professor, S.J. Quniney College of Law
Heidi Nestel, Utah Crimes Victims Legal Clinic
Chief Justice Christine M. Durham, (moderator) Utah State Supreme Court

As part of National Law Day Celebration

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Monday, April 18th, 2011

Levantine Family History from Lebanon to Istanbul and Back

Jens Hansen, Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean History, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Cosponsored by The Middle East Center

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Monday, April 18th, 2011

The University of Utah’s Role in the Birth of the United States Peace Corps

Anne Peterson, Author, Adjunct Instructor, and Director of Business Ethics at the David Eccles School of Business

Cosponsored by the Marriot Library Special Collections and University Press.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

U.S.– Brazil Relations

His Excellency Mauro Luiz lecker Vieira Brazilian Ambassador to the United States

The Hinckley Institute is be proud to present the Hinckley Fellow award to Elder Dallin H. Oaks, former Utah Supreme Court Justice, at the beginning of this forum.

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Friday, April 8, 2011

Freedom of Speech in the Age of Global Terrorism (Part II)

John Francis and Hakan Yavuz, Professors, S.J. Quinney College of Law
Amos Guiora and Wayne McCormack, Professors, S.J. Quinney College of Law
David Irvine and Patrick Shea, Local attorneys
Tim Chambless (moderator), Assistant Professor Lecturer, Political Science Department, U of U

Cosponsored by Ambassador John and Marcia Price Conference on American Foreign Policy

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Freedom of Speech in the Age of Global Terrorism

David Horowitz, best-selling author and lifelong civil rights activist

Cosponsored by Ambassador John and Marcia Price Conference on American Foreign Policy

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Limits of Political Theory: Religion and Politics, Interest and Ideals in the Founding of Pennsylvania

Andrew Murphy, Associate Professor, Political Science Department, Rutgers University

Presented by The Political Theory Guest Speaker Series

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Palestinian Popular Resistance: Hope and Empowerment

Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh, Bethlehem and Birzeit Universities in occupied Palestine; chairman, Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People; coordinator, Popular Committee Against the Wall and Settlements in Beit Sahour

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Living Together, Apart: Muslim, Christians, and Jews in Late Ottoman Jerusalem

Michelle Camps Asst. Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of Florida

Presented by the Middle East Center Graduate Student Advisory Council and Turkish Studies

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Exploring the Potential Social, Economic, and Legal Impacts of Utah’s Immigration Legislation

Representative Chris Herrod (R-Provo)
Dave Littlefield, Immigration Law Professor, U of U Political Science Department Dimitri Moumoulidis, Former Executive Director of the Utah Democratic Lawyers Council Edmund Fong, (moderator) Assistant Professor, U of U Political Science Department

Cosponsored by the Political Science Undergraduate Student Advisory Committee

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Monday April 4, 2011

Racial Segregation and the American Foreclosure Crisis

Jake Rugh Ph.D. Candidate, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

U.S.– Belgium Relations

His Excellency Jan Matthysen, Ambassador to the United States for Belgium

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Delightful Horror: Edmund Burke and the Aesthetics of Democratic Revolution

Jason Frank, Associate Professor, Government Department, Cornell University

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Cosponsored by the Political Science Speaker Series

Thursday, March 17, 2011

British Sunnis and Shi’is: Social Hierarchies of Identity under the British Mandate in Iraq

Peter Sluglett, Professor, History Department, U of U

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Monday, March 14, 2011

ASUU Election Debate: The Voice Party v. The Represent Party

Voice Candidates: Sione Ata Siulua President; Nia Taumoepeau V.P.
Represent Candidates: Neela Pack, President; Tobin Bennion, V.P.

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Friday, March 11, 2011

Legislative Wrap-up

President Michael Waddoups (R)
Speaker Becky Lockhart (R)
Rep. David Litvack (D) Minority Leader
Senator Ross Romero (D) Minority Leader
Dan Jones (moderator) Professor Lecturer, Political Science, U of U; Co-Owner of Dan Jones and Associates

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Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

Thursday, March 10, 2011

anaging a 21st Century Security Agenda: US Foreign Policy Beyond Iraq and Afghanistan

>Ambassador Christopher Hill, Dean, Josef Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

US – Cambodia Relations

His Excellency Hem Heng, Ambassador to the United States for Cambodia

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Democracy on the Lam: Revisiting Fugitive Democracy

Jennet Kirkpatrick, Professor Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Impacting Poverty Through Business and Social Investments

Bob Gay, CEO and Managing Director of Huntsman Gay Global Capital

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Final Days of the Session: Governor’s Perspective

Governor Gary Herbert

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Women’s Week Panel: What Glass Ceiling? Splat!

Lindsey Van, World Ski Jumping Champion
Matthew Basso, Assistant Professor, Gender Studies and History; Director, American West Center, University of Utah
Nichole Dunn, Deputy Mayor, Salt Lake County
Diane Lewis, President, Utah Women in Trades
Jennifer Napier-Pierce (moderator) reporter KUER
Kathleen Christy, Assistant Superintendent, Salt Lake City School District

Cosponsored by University of Utah Office of Equity and Diversity and Women’s Week

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

Zionism in Palestine in the Comparative Context of Settler Colonialism

Gabriel Piterberg, Professor, History Department, UCLA

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Utah’s Energy Future

Greg Starks, Advanced Commercial Building Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Christopher Thomas, Executive Director of Heal Utah
Dave Taylor, Regulatory Affairs, Manager for Rocky Mountain Power
Ted Wilson, Senior Adviser to Utah Governor Herbert on the Environment

Cosponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the Environmental Studies Program

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Human Trafficking in Utah

Mara Rabin, Medical Director, Utah Health and Human Rights Project

Barbara Szweda, Legal Director, Utah Health and Human Rights Project

Brett Tolman, Former U.S. Attorney for Utah

Cosponsored by International Studies Program and Latin American Studies Program

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Discussion on the Great Diversions of our Time: College Republican and Democrat Debate

Elisabeth Jessop, President of College Republicans
Don Willie, Vice President of College Republicans
Lauren Withorp, Co-President of College Democrats
Rudy Miera, Co-President of College Democrats
Tim Chambless, Assistant Professor, Political Science Department, U of U

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Party Politics

Thomas Wright Chair, Utah State Republican Party
Wayne Holland Chair, Utah State Democratic Party

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Literacy

James Anderson Former Horizonte Principal
Gerald Brown Director, Refugee Service Office, Department of Workforce Services
Mikaela Mokofisi Moderator, Bennion Center Education and Advocacy Coordinator

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Careers and Internships in the Foreign Service

Amy Hyatt, Diplomat in Residence at Arizona State University, 25 year career Foreign Service Officer

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power: Is There a Connection?

Henry Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

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Friday, February 11, 2011

Not Going Away: The Persistent Challenge of North Korea

Bruce Bechtol, Associate Professor Political Science Department, Angelo State University

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Economic and Public Safety Implications of S.B. 1070

Todd Landfried, Partner, Southwest Policy Advisors, LLC & Spokesman for Arizona Employers for Immigration Reform
Lydia Guzman, President, Somos America and Respect
Lee Gardner, (moderator) Salt Lake County Assessor

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Current Events in Egypt

Hakan Yavuz, Professor, Political Science Department, U of U
, Professor Emeritus, Political Science Department, U of U
, Associate Professor, History Department, U of U.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

The Impact of Education on the Armed Forces in the 21st Century

Joseph W. Westphal, Under Secretary of the United States Army

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Monday, January 24, 2011

The Death Penalty: For and Against

Hon-Lam Lio, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong; currently Fulbright Senior Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Harvard University

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Immigration and the Legislature

Senator Curtis Bramble (R ) District 16
Senator Luz Robles (D) District 1
Representative Brian King (D) District 28 Minority Assistant Whip
Representative Ryan Wilcox (R ) District 7
LaVarr Webb (moderator) Partner and Founder, The Exoro Group

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

U.S.-Israel Relations

Jacob Dayan Consul General of Israel for the southwest United States

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Public Education and the Legislature

Senator Karen Morgan (D) District 8 Minority Whip
Representative Joel Briscoe (D) District 25
Representative Merlynn Newbold (R ) District 50
Senator Howard Stephenson (R ) District 50
Randy Shumway (moderator) President, The Cicero Group

Co-sponsored by The Bennion Center

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Rising Family Homelessness

Pamela Atkinson Community Advocate
Matt Minkevitch Executive Director of the Road Home
Anne Burkholder Executive Director, Slat Lake YWCA
Amanda Wagner YWCA, program participant
Palmer DePaulis Executive Director, Utah Department of Human Services

Co-sponsored by The Bennion Center

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Reaffirming Equal Opportunity: Should the Constitution be Ammended?

Dr. Laurence Parker, Professor, U. of U. College of Education
Judge Jon Memmott, (retired), Chairman, Utah Constitutional Review Commission
Jeanetta Williams, President, the NAACP Salt Lake Branch

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Tuesday January 18, 2011

Covering Utah’s 2011 Legislative Session

Robert Gehrke reporter Salt Lake Tribune
Chris Vanocur reporter ABC 4
Bryan Schott (moderator) Managing Editor of Utah Policy

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January 14, 2011

Up Grading Democracy: Modernizing Utah’s Voter Registration

Greg Bell, Utah Lieutenant Governor
David Becker, Project Director, Election Initiatives, The Pew Center on the States
Jeff Butcher, Executive IT Architect, IBM
Kirk Jowers (moderator) Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Hunger and Homelessness Presented by the Bennion Center

Jim Pugh, Director, Utah Food Bank
Joan Benson, Professor, College of Health, U of U
Bryce Williams, Bennion Center Moderator.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

International Internship: An Excellent Plan for your Future

Lew Cramer President and CEO of the World Trade Center Utah.

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Danger of Nuclear Weapons

Rolf Mowatt-Larssen Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Transatlantic Relations in the New Decade

His Excellency Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador to the U.S. for Germany

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Friday, November 12, 2010

Water and Conflict in Salt Lake City: Managing Crises and Competing Interests

Ralph Becker, Mayor, Salt Lake City
Alan Matheson, Executive Director, Envision Utah
Zachary Frankel, Executive Director, Utah River Council
Thomas N. Maloney (moderator) Director, Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak to Evil: Engaging America’s Enemies

Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Director Patterson School of Diplomacy and international Commerce, University of Kentucky

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Congressional Update

Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

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Friday, November 5, 2010

U.S.-Peru Relations

His Excellency Luis Valdivieso, Ambassador to the U.S. for Peru

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Friday October 29, 2010

The Tea Party Movement and American Democracy

Thad Hall, Associate Professor, Political Science, U of U
Mark Button, Associate Professor, Political Science , U of U
Matthew Burbank, Associate Professor, Political Science, U of U
Edmund Fong (moderator) Assistant Professor, Political Science, U of U

Cosponsored by the Political Science Department, U of U and the Hinckley Institute Student Association

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Tuesday October 26, 2010

2010 Election Preview

Kirk Jowers, Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics.

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Thursday October 21, 2010

The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century

Glenn W. Olsen, Professor Emeritus, History Department, University of Utah; Author, The Turn to Transcendence: the Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century.

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Thursday October 21, 2010

School Testing Results: How Utah Compares to Other States and How It Can Do Better

Andrea K. Rorrer, Ph.D. Director, Utah Education Policy Center, University of Utah
David Wiley, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Instructional Psychology and Technology, Brigham Young University
Steve Kroes (moderator) Utah Foundation.

Co-sponsored by the Utah Priorities Project and Utah Foundation

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Wednesday October 20, 2010

Anderson v. Bell: Utah’s 2010 Landmark Utah Supreme Court Ruling

Darcy Goddard, Legal Director, ACLU of Utah
Farley Anderson, Independent Candidate.

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Wednesday October 20, 2010

Building Communities

Jim Martin, Mountain View Elementary School Principal

Ashley Edgette, Bennion Center Student Leader for the Social Justice Gardens
Matt Bradley, Associate Instructor for the Honors College

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Thursday October 06, 2010

Utah Priorities Fall Political Survey Results: Voter Preferences for Candidates and Policy Solutions

Kirk Jowers Director, Hinckley Institute of Politics Steve Kroes President, Utah Foundation.

Co-sponsored by the Utah Priorities Project and Utah Foundation.

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Thursday October 05, 2010

Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture

Mark Feldstein, Associate Professor School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University; author, Poisoning the Press
Tim Chambless, Assistant Professor/Lecturer, Political Science, University of Utah

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Monday October 04, 2010

Fighting Environmental Crime in Utah: Background and Case Studies

Ted Owens, Special Agent for the U.S. EPA's Criminal Investigation Division
ASUU's Transatlantic Climate Bridge Climate & Energy Collegiate Week

Co-sponsor: ASUU.

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Thursday September 28, 2010

Economic Mobility in Utah: How Easy is it to Move Up the Economic Ladder? A Discussion with Local Economists and Experts

Heather Tritten, Executive Director, Community Action Partnership of Utah
Robin Riggs, Executive Vice President, Salt Lake Chamber
Matthew Lund, Senior Economist, Utah State Tax Commission

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Thursday September 28, 2010

Election 2010: Salt Lake County's At-Large Seat

Holly Mullen and Richard Snelgrove

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Thursday September 23, 2010

Election 2010 Salt Lake County Council District 1

Arlyn Bradshaw and Steve Harmsen

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Election 2010 Salt Lake County District Attorney

Sim Gill and Lohra Miller

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Rebiya Kadeer on being a Chinese Uighur.

Rebiya Kadeer

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Reviewing the Reset with Russia: Hit or Flop?

Robert Donaldson, Trustees Professor of Political Science, University of Tulsa; President University of Tulsa (1990-96)

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Future of Health Care: What’s in it For You?

Michael Magill, MD Chairman, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine; Executive Medical Director, Community Clinics, University Hospitals and Clinics.

Co-sponsor: ASUU Government Relations Board.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Do Utah's Delegates Represent Utah's Voters?

Opinions of Utah Convention Delegates and Voters on:
Education, Climate Change, Illegal Immigration, Taxes, Gay Rights, Ethics, States Rights, Guns, the U.S. Senate Race, and other major issues

Moderator: Dan Jones Director, Hinckley Institute
Alex Iorg, Student Host
Kirk Jowers, President, Dan Jones and Associates
Randy Shumway, Co-owner of Dan Jones and Associates
Stephen J. Kroes, President, Utah Foundation

Co-sponsor - Utah Foundation

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sustained Development in Haiti: Moving Forward from Devastation

Bel-Ami de Montreux, Attorney Colleen Mooney, Micro-credit intern, Hope Alliance

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Nuclear Weaponry and Nuclear Testing: A Visual and Historical Perspective

James Lerager , Director of the Documentary Photography & Research Project; Author

Co-sponsors – University of Utah Peace and Conflicts Studies Program, Utah Valley University Peace and Justice Program, Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons; HEAL Utah

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Reception with Joe and Mika

Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Citadel Media’s syndicated radio show The Joe Scarborough Show, Congressman from 1994-2001 (R-FL)

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Citadel Media’s syndicated radio show The Joe Scarborough Show author, All Things At Once, a New York Times bestseller.

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

U.S. - Guatemala Relations

His Excellency Francisco Villagrán de León, Ambassador to the United States for Guatemala.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

International Challenges & Perspectives for the Danish-American Relationship

His Excellency Friis Arne Petersen, Ambassador to the United States for Denmark

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Rise of China, Balance of Power Politics, The Emerging East Asian Order

Robert S. Ross, Professor, Political Science, Boston College and Associate, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, Ambassador John & Marcia Price Lecture Series in American Foreign Policy

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges

Chief Justice Christine M. Durham Utah State Supreme Court
Hiram Chodosh Dean, S.J. Quinney College of Law, U of U
Stephen Owens President, Utah State Bar
Randy Dreyer (Moderator) Chair, U of U Board of Trustees

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Ideas As Weapons:Honor Papers on Militant Islamist Groups

Introduction by Professor Ibrahim Karawan
Ashley Edgette, Angela Parkinson, Danielle Bowman, Alissa Skinner

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Washington Update

Congressman Jim Matheson (D-UT)

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Friday, March 19, 2010

U.S. - Hungary Relations

His Excellency Béla Szombati, Ambassador to the United States for Hungary.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Service & Politics of Increasing Health and Ability

Cathy Chambless, Faculty Center for Public Policy & Administration Brinton Woods, 2009-10 Bennion Center Tanner Fellow Phil Shumway, Exec. Director, Turn Community Services Rachel Barnes, (Moderator), Bennion Center Student Leader

Presented by: The Bennion Center

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Friday, March 12, 2010

Legislative Wrap Up 2010

Speaker David Clark
Senator Patricia Jones
Representative David Litvack
President Michael Waddoups
Dan Jones(Moderator)

Presented by: Rep. Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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Friday, March 12, 2010

The Necessity of Nuclear Weapon Abolition

Lawrence S. Wittner, Professor, History Dept., University at Albany State University of New York

Co-Sponsors: U of U Peace & Conflict Studies Program, UVU Peace and Justice Program, Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

How to (Really) Stimulate the Economy

Rea Hederman Assistant Director, Center for Data Analysis, The Heritage Foundation.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Transitioning from Campaigning to Governing: How Utah’s Newest Mayors are Making the Jump

Mayor John Curtis (Provo)
Mayor Melissa Johnson (W. Jordan)
Mayor Mia Love (Saratoga Springs)
Mayor Mike Winder (W. Valley City)

Presented by: Rep. Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Polygamy and the Law

Featuring members of the Principle Rights Coalition representing the fundamentalist Mormon communities.

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Friday February 26, 2010

Romania and the U.S. at 130: Values, Partnership and Vision

His Excellency Adrian Vierita, Ambassador to the U.S. for Romania.

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Monday February 22, 2010

Congress to Campus

Rep. Barry Goldwater, Jr. (CA-R) 1969-1984
Rep. David R. Minge (MN-D) 1993-2001

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Wednesday February 17, 2010

Service & Politics of Education

Carlene Folau, Bennion Center Student Leader
McKell Withers, Superintendent, Salt Lake City School Board
TBA, University of Utah Faculty Member
Becca Long, Moderator; Service Learning Scholar

Presented by The Bennion Center.

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Wednesday February 17, 2010

The Constitution & The African-American Experience

Reverend France Davis, Calvary Baptist Church

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity: Applying the Concepts to the Past

Prof. William A. Schabas, OC MRIA Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights; National University of Ireland, Galway.
Comments by Chibli Mallat, Presidential Professor of Law & Professor of Middle Eastern Law and Politics at S.J. Quinney College of Law, U of U; EU Jean Monnet Chair of Law at St. Joseph’s University in Lebanon; legal consultant; Senior Legal Advisor to the Global Justice Project: Iraq.

Sponsored by: The Turkish Studies Project, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Dept. of Political Science, and Hinckley Institute

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Is U.S. Media Coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict ‘fair and balanced’?

Alison Weir, is a career journalist who lives in the Portland, Oregon area. Ms. Weir founded the non-profit educational organization If Americans Knew.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Obama Administration & the Republican Senate Victory in Massachusetts: A Perspective from the Labor Movement

Steve Early, life-long labor activist, union organizer, attorney and journalist from Massachusetts. Recently retired from 27 years at Communication Workers of America.

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Local Climate Change Policy

Sarah Wright, Executive Director, Utah Clean Energy Vanessa Pierce, Executive Director, HEAL Utah Jason Berry, Manager, Utah State Energy Program Renee Zollinger, Environmental Manager, SLC Corp. Kerry Case, Moderator; Director of the Environmental Center, Westminster College

Co-sponsored by the U of U Office of Sustainability

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Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Is America’s Arms Control Strategy on Track?

Henry D. Sokolski, Executive Director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

"Elitocide" in Bosnia & Herzegovina and its Impact on the Contemporary Understanding of the Crime of Genocide

Dr. Dennis Gratz, Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University; Lawyer in Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Utah’s Role in Permanently Ending Nuclear Testing

David Culp, Legislative Representative, Quaker Nuclear Disarmament Program.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Overcoming Homelessness

Pamela J. Atkinson, Community Advocate
Kathy Bray, Executive Director, Volunteers of America
Michelle Flynn, Assoc. Exec. Director, The Road Home
TBA, Resident of Palmer Court
Matt Minkevitch, (Moderator) Executive Director, The Road Home

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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Service and Politics of Human Rights Movements

Tope Adeyemi, Bennion Center Student Leader
Brandie Balken, Director, Equality of Utah
Deen Chatterjee, Associate Professor, Philosophy Dept.
June Hiatt, (Moderator) Bennion Center Student VP.

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

German-US Relations: Different Aspects on Both Sides of the Atlantic

Wolfgang Drautz, German Consul General in LA

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