In this year's edition of our annual newsletter, the Hinckley Institute makes a number of exciting announcements:
The Hinckley Institute's Future Home
Planning is well underway for significant improvements in the quality and quantity of facilities for the Hinckley Institute, within a complete renewal of Orson Spencer Hall. The new Price International Pavilion will be made possible by a major gift of John and Marcia Price. As currently envisioned, the space will feature an immense forum area with capacity scalable to 500 as well as greatly increased classroom, conference, and office space.
Launch of the Sam Rich Lecture Series
Thanks to the magnanimous funds bequeathed upon Dr. Sam Rich's passing, each year the Hinckley Institute will be able to fly in a preeminent leader / thinker for a major address. This year's inaugural Sam Rich Lecture featured the phenomenal, international bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell.
Office for Global Engagement Partnership
The Hinckley Institute is now recognized as the official source for global internship opportunities on campus in partnership with the new Office for Global Engagement. The U's global internships are poised for massive growth.
This edition of the
Hinckley Journal marks the
15th year that the Hinckley Institute of Politics has engaged in the pursuit of exceptional academic research papers written by undergraduates at the University of Utah. We are proud to state that this year’s
Journal continues the outstanding tradition of previous editions in terms of academic excellence in writing and research quality. In this edition, you will find articles on issues relevant to Utah, the nation, and the world. Each piece offers enlightening perspectives on topics such as the role of the 17th Amendment in Utah politics, the moral and ethical implications of torture, civil war recurrence and peace duration, and global maternal health.
In addition to the student contributions to the Hinckley Journal, we are grateful for the articles submitted by Congressman Chris Stewart, Lieutenant Governor Spencer Cox, and State Representative Angela Romero. These contributions from national and Utah politicians—from both sides of the aisle—offer clear insight into today’s critical issues.
This compilation could not have been produced were it not for the diligent efforts of its 2014 co-editors: Tianna Tu, Molly Wheeler, and Basil Vetas. Additionally, we recognize Managing Editors Courtney McBeth, Rochelle McConkie Parker, and Ellesse Sorbonne Balli; Faculty Editor Luke Garrott; Faculty Advisors Tim Chambless and Tabitha Benney; student board members; and Hinckley Institute staff. The commitment and supervision of these numerous participants made this publication possible.
PUBLIC DEBATE: Who should manage public lands in Utah?
Lockhart/Ivory will go head-to-head with Shea/McCool in Oxford-style debate.
Local and state officials have clashed recently with the feds on everything from wild horses to ATVs to national monuments. While factors such as energy development, access and recreation have become flash points, the heart of the matter concerns which governmental entity should control public lands in Utah.
On Wednesday, May 14, The Salt Lake Tribune presents an Oxford-style debate on the resolution: “The state of Utah is best suited to manage public lands within its borders.” Arguing for the motion are Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart and West Jordan Republican Rep. Ken Ivory, president of the American Lands Council. Arguing against the resolution are former BLM director Pat Shea and Dan McCool, political science professor and director of the Environmental and Sustainability Studies Program at the University of Utah.
The event is free and open to the public. Those attending will have an opportunity to vote on which team was most persuasive.
“Public lands issues have always been sensitive topics in Utah, but recent events, particularly throughout southern parts of the state, show heightened tensions,” said Lisa Carricaburu, managing editor of The Salt Lake Tribune. “We hope this debate will lay out the arguments on each side of this important public policy issue and allow members of the public to reach their own conclusions.”
The debate is sponsored by KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM and the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. It will be broadcast live on KCPW and live streamed at sltrib.com.
WHAT: “Who should manage public lands?” - a 2-on-2 debate moderated by Salt Lake Tribune reporter Jennifer Napier-Pearce
Resolution: The state of Utah is best suited to manage public lands within its borders.
Arguing for the motion:
• Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart • State Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan
Arguing against the motion:
• Pat Shea, former Bureau of Land Management national director • Dan McCool, University of Utah political science professor
WHEN: Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m.*
*Attendees are requested to be seated by 6:45 p.m. because the forum will be broadcast live on KCPW 88.3/105.3 FM, kcpw.org and sltrib.com.
WHERE: Salt Lake City Main Library auditorium, 210 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City
For further details, visit sltrib.com.
HINCKLEY INSTITUTE IN THE NEWS
The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. To read Hinckley Resident Scholar former Senator Robert Bennett's opinion editorial in the Deseret News, "Jobs and climate: Painting a complete picture,"click here. To read Ambassador John Price's recent blog, "Special panel on Benghazi needed for answers," click here.
To access additional media coverage of Hinckley forums, interns, and events, as well as articles featuring the insight and commentary of Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers, click here.
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