The Hinckley Institute is pleased to host the Real Women Run training "Ready to Run" on March 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This training is free to all participants and is especially geared towards candidates, campaign staff, and future delegates. The Hinckley Institute strongly encourages students and the public to attend the event, as delegate training will also be provided.
ANNOUNCING TRUMAN SCHOLAR NATIONAL FINALIST
The Hinckley Institute is thrilled to announce that Tianna Tu has been selected as a national finalist by the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Committee and will participate in the final round of interviews in Arizona on April 4. The Hinckley Institute also wishes to congratulate the two other University of Utah nominees, Sara Seastrand and Parker Erickson, for their remarkable accolades. The Hinckley Institute is the University of Utah's representative for this prestigious national scholarship and has achieved considerable success in nominating candidates. Twenty-four students from the University of Utah have been named Truman Scholars, including Hinckley Institute Director Kirk Jowers. To find out more,click here.
MARCH HINCKLEY FORUM CALENDAR
TUESDAY, MARCH 4, 12:00 PM
"ASUU Presidential Debate"
Vision Party and Team Unite PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 12:00 PM
"Gay Family Matters"
Elizabeth Clement, MUSE lecture speaker; Associate Professor, Department of History, U of U Presented by the Office of Equity and Diversity for Women's Week LUNCH PROVIDED
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 1:30 PM
"U.N. Sustainable Mountains Development Agenda and Building Partnership between Utah and Central Asia"
Baktybek Abrisaev, Distinguished Visiting Professor and Political Science Lecturer, Department of History and Political Science, UVU; Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic to the U.S. and Canada, (1997-2005)
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 12:00 PM
(Invited) Speaker Becky Lockhart Senator Gene Davis, Minority Leader President Wayne L. Niederhauser Joel K. Briscoe, Minority Caucus Manager Lindsay Zizumbo (moderator) Program Manager-National, Hinckley Institute of Politics Presented by the Representative Rob Bishop Civic Engagement Fund PIZZA AND POLITICS
MONDAY, MARCH 17, 3:00 PM
"War and State-building: Pakistan in Comparative Perspective"
T.V. Paul, James McGill, Professor of International Relations, McGill University, Montreal; leading scholar of international security, regional security and South Asia Co-sponsored by the Asia Center
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 10:45 AM
"U.S. Hungary Relations"
His Excellency Gyorgy Szapary, Ambassador to the United States for Hungary
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 11:00 AM
"'The Freedoms We are Committed to Protect': Political Science, Academic Freedom, and Institutional Review Boards in Historical Perspective"
Zachary Schray, Professor History, George Mason University Co-sponsored by the Betty Glad Memorial Fund and the Political Science Department, U of U
THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 12:30 PM
"Community Engagement in Psychology"
Sean Meegan, instructor, Psychology Department, U of U Michael Park, Community Engaged Learning TA Presented by the Bennion Center
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 9:10 AM
"The Kerry Initiative: Hope for Resolution of the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict"
Stephen Zunes, professor, Politics and International Studies, University of San Francisco Presented by Peace and Advocacy Coalition and the Barbara L. and Norman C. Tanner Center for Nonviolent Human Rights Advocacy
FRIDAY, MARCH 21, 12:00 PM
"Fellowship and Internship Recruitment: The Governor's Office of Economic Development"
Sophia Dicaro, Deputy Director of the Governor's Office of Economic Development (GOED) Harvey Scott, Director of International Trade and Diplomacy (GOED) Daniel Leifson, Senior Fellow of International Trade and Diplomacy (GOED) Ryan Harris, Senior Fellow, Governor's Office of Economic Development PIZZA AND POLITICS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 12:00 PM
"Beyond the Pros and Cons: Legal, Political, and Social Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriage in Utah"
Dr. Elizabeth Clement, History Department, U of U Dr. Dan Levin, Political Science Department, U of U Dr. Ella Myers, Political Science Department, U of U Presented by the Student Advisory Committee, Political Science Department, U of U
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2:00 PM
"Interest in a Career in Foreign Service?"
Dr. James Bjorkman, Vice Consul, U.S. Embassy, Managua, Nicaragua
THURSDAY, MARCH 27, 12:30 PM
"Does the Bystander Foster Extremism: The Holocaust Death Marches"
Amos Guiora, Professor of Law, Co-Director, Center for Global Justice, S.J. Quinney College of Law PIZZA AND POLITICS
FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1:00 PM
"Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street"
Eileen Appelbaum, Senior Research Economist, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, DC. Co-sponsored by the Economics Department, U of U
MONDAY, MARCH 31, 12:00 PM
"The Challenge of Building a Culture of Peace in the Middle East"
Shimon Shetreet, the Hinckley Institute's Wayne Owens Chair PIZZA AND POLITICS
FALL 2014 INTERNSHIPS: APPLY NOW
The Hinckley Institute is now accepting applications for fall 2014 local, Washington, DC, and global internships. The Hinckley Institute offers semester-long, University of Utah-accredited internships for students of all majors.
Applications are due May 16, 2014, by 4:00 PM. Please visit www.hinckley.utah.edu for more information on specific internships.
Andrew Jensen is a policy advisor on Iran in the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. In this role, he supports the Treasury Department’s policy function aimed at disrupting Iran's nuclear program, support for terrorism, and human rights abuses. His responsibilities include developing financial strategies to combat the proliferation threat posed by Iran and to protect the U.S. and international financial systems from abuse. Jensen joined the Treasury in 2009 and previously served as an adviser to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence and as an economic analyst focused on illicit finance issues in the Middle East.
Jensen is a graduate of the University of Utah with a degree in political science and is currently studying business and finance at Georgetown University. He is proud to have worked closely with the Hinckley Institute of Politics during his time at the University of Utah, serving as an intern in the personal office of Chairman Tom Lantos of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs in 2008 and in the office of Attorney General Mark Shurtleff in 2009. He also published articles on Iran's nuclear program and on transnational terrorism in the Hinckley Journal of Politics and the Hinckley Institute-sponsoredG8 Summit Magazine.
INTERN SPOTLIGHT: CATHERINE DAWSON
Catherine Dawson is serving a global Hinckley internship in South Africa with the Democratic Alliance Parliamentary Caucus. She is currently working to create a program to be used for training the new members of parliament in protocol during committee meetings and deliberations. In addition, she also has assisted at numerous political events and serves as an official ambassador for the Democratic Alliance to other opposition political parties with parliamentary seats.
Catherine says of her internship, "I feel at home here. I actually wake up on time every morning willingly so I can get started on work and see my co-workers! I admire all the people I work with...the Chief Whip of the opposition, who is by far the most important person in our building knows me by name!" Most importantly, Catherine believes her internship has taught her "so much about how I would like to treat others, especially when I am in a position of influence. It is the little things that people do which often make the most difference."
Catherine is a senior studying international studies and French. She was born in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela, but grew up in New Jersey. South Africa is the eighth country she has lived in and is, so far, her "favorite."
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 HebrewBible. 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 Resident Scholar former Ambassador John Price's recent editorial in theInternational Policy Digest, click here. To read Hinckley Resident Scholar former Senator Robert Bennett's opinion editorial in the Deseret News, "Let the process play out," 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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