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Hinckley Forums cover the most current and pressing issues of our time.

For 55 years, the Hinckley Institute of Politics has strived to engage students in civic processes, promote a better understanding of political processes and train ethical and visionary students for public service.

To support that mission, the Hinckley Institute of Politics hosts over 60 forums throughout the course of the academic year on the most current and pressing issues of our time. The forums feature local, national and global activists, lobbyists, thinkers and political leaders. Past forum guests include major figures such as Bill Clinton, Mitt Romney and Thomas Friedman.

This fall, the forums have been both held in-person and broadcasted on the Hinckley Institute YouTube channel.

“During this fall semester, Hinckley forums tackled critical issues such as drought, housing, political rhetoric and vaccines,” said Morgan Lyon Cotti, associate director of the Hinckley Institute. “These weekly events stayed adaptable and employed various ways for our students and community to engage. Some of our forums were produced virtually, which allowed us to introduce speakers from across the country who would not have otherwise been able to attend.”

Hinckley Forums are held in the Hinckley Caucus Room inside Gardner Commons. They are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Save the date for the next Hinckley Forum and view past forums here.