The Hinckley Institute is now accepting applications for fall 2014 semester local, Washington, DC, and global internships. The Hinckley Institute offers semester-long, University of Utah-accredited internships for students of all majors.
Application deadlines are as follows: Global (except Europe) - May 16 Global (Europe) - April 25 Washington, DC - May 2 Local - June 16
This summer, the Hinckley will send over 50 students abroad and host over 100 interns both locally and in Washington, DC. To follow our interns around the world, please visit The Intern Blog.
UTAH–MEXICO TIES: HINCKLEY DIRECTOR HEADS TO MEXICO
Hinckley Institute of Politics Director Kirk Jowers accompanied Utah Governor Gary Herbert on the Governor's Executive Trade Mission to Mexico April 7–10. The mission, which included business leaders from around Utah, and focused on strengthening existing Utah–Mexico economic ties.
The mission precedes this fall's week-long Siciliano Forum, which will focus on the future of Mexico–U.S. relations.
To learn more about the trade mission, visit the Governor's website. For more information about the annual Siciliano Forum, click here.
THANK YOU: 2014 LEGISLATIVE INTERNS
The Hinckley Institute would like to thank and congratulate our 2014 Legislative Interns. These students contributed a remarkable amount of time and energy throughout this year's session. We are grateful for their diligence.
APRIL HINCKLEY FORUM CALENDAR
THURSDAY, APRIL 10, 12:00 PM
"The NSA and our Constitutional Rights"
Thomas Drake, Former Senior Executive of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA), decorated United States Air Force and United States Navy veteran, Drake was the first NSA Whistleblower Co-sponsored by The Barbara L. Norman C. Tanner Human Rights Center, Gandhi Alliance of Peace, College of Social Work at the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Utahns for a Just Peace in the Holy Land, Wasatch Coalition for Peace and Justice, Weber State University Honors Program, Weber State University Women & Gender Studies Program, Westminster College PIZZA AND POLITICS
FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 10:00 AM
"The Future of the World Trade Organization" Pradeep Mehta, President, Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS-International)
Co-Sponsored by the Economics Department and the Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
MONDAY, APRIL 14, 12:00 PM
"The Status of Women in Utah Politics
Susan Madsen, Orin R. Woodbury Professor of Leadership and Ethics in the Woodbury School of Business, Utah Valley University Co-sponsored by Real Women Run PIZZA AND POLITICS
TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2:00 PM
"U.S. - Korean Relations
Han dong-man, Korean Consul General in San Francisco
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 10:45 AM
"Pursuing Peace: Healing 9/11
Ann Wright, Army Reserve Veteran
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 3:00 PM
"U.S. - U.K. Cooperation"
Sir Peter Westmacott, British Ambassador to the U.S.A.
THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 12:30 PM
TBA Presented by the Bennion Center
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 12:00 PM
"Restoring Public Trust in the AG's Office"
Sean Reyes, Utah's Attorney General PIZZA AND POLITICS
FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1:30PM
"A Utah Man Am I?" A Panel Discussion on Proposed Changes for the Utah Fight Song. Panelists TBD
TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 12:00 PM
"The Importance of Civic Involvement: What Makes a Good Citizen?"
Justice Christine Durham Lt. Governor Greg Bell Representative Brian King Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund PIZZA AND POLITICS
The Hinckley Institute would like to congratulate our 2014 scholarship winners. We received a record number of applicants and are impressed by the caliber of the winners. To view scholarship deadlines and information, click here.
This year's winners: Abriela Hinckley: Anna Solomon John and Anne Hinckley: Trent Giove John H. Hinckley: Justin Zizumbo Matheson Leadership: Lisa Hawkins & Kendahl Melvin Pete Suazo: Leo Masic Todd Taylor: Colin Bess & Steven Young
CALLING ALL TEACHERS: HUNTSMAN SEMINAR 2014
The HInckley Institute invites teachers to apply for the 2014 Huntsman Seminar in Constitutional Government. Each summer, the Hinckley hosts this week-long opportunity aimed at promoting civic engagement and political participation in the classroom. Participants have the chance to gain insight from political experts, judges, elected officials, and university faculty.
This year's Seminar is from June 23–27 and will be held at the Hinckley Institute. Twenty-five to thirty applicants are selected and receive a fellowship worth $1000. Applications for the 2014 Huntsman Seminar are now available. To learn more and apply, click here.
STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: ZACH SLAGOWSKI
Zach Slagowski graduated last fall with a BS in political science and economics, as well as a minor in campaign management. He has served multiple Hinckley internships, completed the Senator Bennett Symposium, and was an active member of the Hinckley Outreach Team. Currently, Zach is interning under Senator Harry Reid in Washington, DC.
In regard to his internship Zach declared, "The Washington, DC, internship has been a great opportunity to really know what it's like to work for the United States government. The city is beautiful and I am so glad that the Hinckley Institute has let me be a part of this great experience. This internship is great for those who want to experience politics on the big stage. "
CAUCUS NIGHT 2014 RESEARCH
The Hinckley Institute recently partnered with the BYU Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy in order to conduct research at the Utah caucus conventions. Over 70 students participated as they attended caucus meetings across the state in order to collect statistics and other data. The study specifically focused on women's roles during caucus night and women's propensity to run as delegates.
THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS: LIFE AND FAITH IN ANCIENT TIMES
Sponsored by the Hinckley Institute's Wayne Owens Fund
The Hinckley Institute's Wayne Owens Fund is honored to sponsor the Leonardo's presentation of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times. This exhibit features the world's oldest known copy of the Hebrew Bible. We strongly encourage you to visit.
The Hinckley Institute is a central source of discussion and commentary surrounding many local, national, and global issues. To view Hinckley National Program Manager Lindsay Zizumbo's insight on the gender pay gap, click here. To read Hinckley Resident Scholar former Senator Robert Bennett's opinion editorial in the Deseret News, "An outlook on Russia," click here. To peruse Ambassador John Price's article, "Russia's Takeover of Crimea Needs Careful Action," 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.
The Hinckley Institute would like to extend our appreciation to our many supporters. We are deeply grateful for your generosity.
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