2016-2017 Event Highlights Institute of Government and Politics

The Year in Numbers

  • Total number of forums held: 13
  • Total event attendance: 930
  • Average number of students at each event: 71.5
  • Highest attendance at any one event: 140

The Speakers

This year's speakers included: Brian Wikle, James Harrigan, Alan Matheson, President Niederhauser and President Hill, Rob Bishop, Judge Dee Benson, Senator Dabakis and Senator Urquhart, McKay Coppins, Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Boyd Matheson, Spencer Cox, and Derek Miller

The Highlights

“We need fewer Democrats, fewer Republicans, and more Americans.” - Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox
“Diversity of perspective and opinion is important in a newsroom.” - McKay Coppins, Senior Political Writer for BuzzFeed
“Science tells us what we can do, while ethics tell us what we must do.” - Lt. Gov. of Ontario Elizabeth Dowdeswell
"It;s harder than ever to separate politics from business." - Derek Miller, President and CEO of World Trade Center Utah
“The culture you are in is ultimately defined by the freedom you have.” - James R. Harrigan, Former Academic Dean of Students, The American University of Iraq-Sulaimani
“We are faced with big challenges. We can put it off or be proactive now.” –President Niederhauser of the Utah Senate


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