Events Archive 2014-2015

Spring Public Event – Pollution Solution: A Debate About Utah’s Environment – February 11, 2014

Click here for footage of the demonstration debate by the John R. Park Debate Society.

Click here for footage of the panel discussion, featuring Dr. Brian Moench, Senator Scott Jenkins, Terry Marasco, and Lee Peacock.

The John R. Park Debate Society (the University of Utah Forensics Team) is pleased to host Terry Marasco, Utah Clean Air Alliance; Brian Moench, founder and president of Physicians for a Healthy Environment; Senator Scott K. Jenkins, and others.

What:  “Pollution Solution: A Debate About Utah’s Environment” presented by John R. Park Debate Society

Who:    Terry Marasco, Brian Moench, Senator Scott K. Jenkins, and others

When: Wednesday, February 11th 2015 7:00-9:00pm

Where: Social Work Auditorium

In light of the recent public demonstrations about inversion and levels of air pollution in the state of Utah, the John R. Park Debate Society is hosting a public forum and demonstration debate on the topic of Utah’s air quality. Specifically, the event takes up the issue of whether the state legislature should prioritize economic development over emissions restrictions. Guests in the event are actively engaged in the issue from a multitude of perspectives related to environmental regulation, industrial development, and public health.

In addition, the University of Utah Forensics Team will be conducting a demonstration debate on the resolution, “Resolved: Utah should prioritize the improvement of its air quality over economic development.”

The John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah is an intercollegiate competitive debate team. Founded in 1869, the organization has long hosted biannual forums in an effort to educate the public and to facilitate civic dialogue about contentious political and social issues.

The event is free and open to the public.

For additional information, please contact Director of Forensics Dr. Michael Middleton (m.middleton@utah.edu; 801-581-6454) and visit the University of Utah Forensics website at debate.utah.edu.

 

Fall Public Event – Don’t Shoot?: The National Debate Over Police Body Cameras – December 3, 2014

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Click here for the Salt Lake Tribune’s Coverage.

Click here for the Deseret News’ Coverage.

Click here for coverage by KUTV/CBS2.

The John R. Park Debate Society (the University of Utah Forensics Team) is pleased to host Representative Paul Ray (R – District 13), Civil Rights Attorney Randall K. Edwards, Salt Lake City Police Chief Chris Burbank, and Anna Brower of the Utah ACLU in a public forum focused on the recent controversy surrounding police violence in Ferguson, MO and Saratoga Springs, UT.

What:  “Don’t Shoot? The National Debate Over Police Body Cameras” presented by John R. Park Debate Society

Who: Rep. Paul Ray (R-13), Civil Rights Attorney Randall K. Edwards, SLC Police Chief Chris Burbank, and Anna Brower from the Utah ACLU.

When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014; 7:00- 9:00 PM

WhereSocial Work Auditorium, University of Utah Campus

In light of the recent police shootings of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Darrien Hunt in Saratoga Springs, Utah, the John R. Park Debate Society is hosting a public forum and demonstration debate on the topic of police conduct. Specifically, the event takes up the issue of police oversight and whether active duty Utah police officers should be mandated to wear body cameras. Guests in the event are actively engaged in the issue from a multitude of perspectives, as they have supervised, served, or lobbied area police forces.

In addition, the University of Utah Forensics Team will be conducting a demonstration debate on the resolution, “Resolved: The State of Utah should require all on-duty police officers to wear first-person body cameras.”

The John R. Park Debate Society at the University of Utah is an intercollegiate competitive debate team. Founded in 1869, the organization has hosted biannual forums for the past several years in an effort to educate the public and to facilitate civil dialogue about contentious political and social issues.

The event is free and open to the public. 

For additional information, please contact Director of Forensics Dr. Michael Middleton (m.middleton@utah.edu; 801-581-6454) and visit the University of Utah Forensics website at debate.utah.edu. Information about the event can be found under the “Public Events” link.