March 28, 2019 | 4:30 PM | ESLC 130
Matt Canham, Senior Managing Editor for the Salt Lake Tribune, visited Utah State's campus for a conversation on the role of media in politics, hosted by the Institute of Government and Politics and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Canham offered fascinating insights into recent changes and threats to journalism do to the digital age. Additionally there was discussion as to the the role of news as a watchdog to hold people and institutions in positions of power accountable, how to go about dealing with the recent phenomenon of fake news, and how the Salt Lake Tribune has encountered and interacted with these aspects of journalism recently. See some of Matt Canham's recent reporting.
February 26, 2019 | 4:00 PM | Library 101
The Institute of Government and Politics and the USU Department of Political Science were excited to put on an event providing insights for discussion and orientation as to the current situation in Venezuela. Featured guest speakers Kirk Hawkins and Raul Sanchez-Urribarri both contributed fascinating insights from there scholarly studies of the region highlighting how these events might relate to the United States and the rest of the world. They were also sure to engage with student comments and ideas in what turned out to be a standing-room-only event. To read more about the work of these speakers, visit their bio pages below.
January 31, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Library 101
Michael Scott Peters, United States Youth Observer to the United Nations and Utah State Univeristy alum, joined the Institute of Government and Politics for a discussion on human trafficking and how we can make a difference here in Cache Valley. He also advertised new positions opening up within the United Nations here in Utah. Learn more about these positions
January 29, 2019 | 4:30 PM | Library 101
Boyd Matheson, Opinion Editor at the Deseret News and former speechwriter/Cheif of Staff to Senator Mike Lee, joined the IOGP on campus for a discussion on crafting a respectful political message. As the State of the Union approaches, he challenged our students to writing their own State of the Union address. He provided a lot of great advice about personal integrity, confirmation bias, trusted voices, and more. You can find more of Boyd's work on the Deseret News site.
January 29, 2019 | 10:00 AM | TSC International Lounge
The IOGP joined the Office of Global Engagement and many other internship providers at the Spring 2019 Study Abroad Fair. Students were able to drop by and learn more about the IOGP's new global internship program and the opportunities it provides. Are you interested in interning abroad? Please email Dr. Shannon Peterson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
January 24, 2019 | 4:00 PM | Library 101
This semester's internship Q&A panel was a hugh succes! With about 30 students in attendance, it was a full room with a lot of great questions. The panelists Dr. Robert Ross, Dr. Shannon Peterson, and Bronte Forsgren, were able to answer all of the students' questions about the benefits and logistics of doing an internship. If you missed the event, we are still here to answer any questions you might have about participating in our internship program. Come see us in Old Main 109, visit the “Q&A” tab, or contact Karsyn at email@example.com. Please see the “Internships” tab for application deadlines.