Events for Political Debate

2017 Anne and Sandy Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights: "The Global Resurgence of Violent Extremism: A Panel Discussion"

The annual Dolowitz Lecture in Human Rights was established in 2007 in the International Studies Program at the University of Utah. Given the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia and beyond, this year’s presentation will take the form of a panel discussion. Academic, civic, and student leaders will address the historical and contemporary dynamics of violent extremism in the US and around the globe. At issue are questions of ethnic nationalism, free speech, intolerance, and ideologies that justify or perpetuate violence. At stake is the very possibility of respectful and peaceful dialogue. Moderator Kilo Zamora | Gender Studies | University of Utah Panelists Brittney Nystrom | American Civil Liberties Union of Utah Laurie Marhoefer | Department of History | University of Washington Angela Romero | Utah District 26 | Utah State House of Representatives Jonathan Brunstedt | Department of History | Utah State University Irene Ota | College of Social Work | University of Utah Dillon Clark | Young Americans for Freedom *Reception immediately following the panel discussion **Parking at the U is limited; consider using TRAX (exit at Stadium Station) Do you have questions that you would like the panelists to address? Submit them in advance by sending an email to