Events

Nuclear Threats: Policy and Politics with Joe Cirincione

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The Cold War is over but the weapons remain. In fact, some say that nuclear threats are greater now than during those dark days. Join leading expert Joseph Cirincione, who has worked on nuclear policy in Washington DC for more than 35 years, as he details the crises with Iran and North Korea, the dangers of the nuclear arsenals held by nine nations today, and prospects for new policies that could decrease these nuclear risks. About Joseph Cirincione: Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation and host of the podcast Press The Button. He is the author of the books Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons and Deadly Arsenals: Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Threats. He has worked on nuclear weapons policy in Washington for over 35 years and is considered one of the top experts in the field. He served previously as vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress, director for non-proliferation at Carnegie Endowment, and senior associate at Stimson. He worked for nine years as professional staff on the U.S. House of Representatives Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He also teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service. Cirincione is an MSNBC nuclear security expert and his commentary has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Financial Times, Kyodo News, Moscow Times, Foreign Policy, The Hill, Daily Beast, and Huffington Post.

UCCD has been a long-term member of the World Affairs Councils of America, and in 2006, UCCD began hosting Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series. This lecture series, in partnership with Westminster College, is designed to inform attendees about key foreign policy issues, to create a dialogue about timely topics, and to foster a globally savvy community. Our guest lecturers are leading authorities in their fields, coming from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds, and are nationally recognized authors, academics, and foreign affairs, experts. The impact of our lectures is the long-lasting understanding of the context of world affairs in our interconnected global society. The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is hosted in partnership with Westminster College and is funded in part by The Price Family Foundation, Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks (ZAP), and the Salt Lake City Arts, Culture, and Events fund.

The World Affairs Lecture Series is free and open to the public. However, registration is required. You can register online at https://nuclear-threats.eventbrite.com.

All ages are welcome to attend, due to the content of the lecture, we recommend ages 12+. Free parking is available on Westminster College campus after 5:00 p.m. A parking permit is not required. Click here to view the campus map. (This lecture is held in building #4. For optimal parking, we suggest parking lot C, as 1300 E is currently closed for construction.) Will refreshments be available before the lecture? UCCD invites the public to attend a small meet and greet reception with the guest lecturer at 6:00 pm; The lecture begins at 7:00 pm. We serve tiny savory and sweet bites, as well as water and other libations. However, we are not able to accommodate dietary restrictions. Food and beverages are not allowed in the lecture halls. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? 



Peppa Pig Live

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Finding Home, Presented by Thi Bui

Please join us for an insightful lecture titled "Finding Home" presented by Thi Bui at the Salt Lake Public Library Main Branch, Nancy Tessman Auditorium. The King’s English Bookshop will be on site to sell Thi Bui titles. "Thi Bui was born in Vietnam three months before the end of the Vietnam War, and came to the United States in 1978. Her debut graphic memoir, The Best We Could Do (Abrams ComicArts, 2017), has been selected as UCLA’s Common Book for 2017, a National Book Critics Circle finalist in autobiography, an Eisner Award finalist in Reality Based Comics, and made Bill Gates’s top five favorite books of 2017. Bui was a founding teacher of Oakland International High School, the first public high school in California for recent immigrants and English learners. She is now faculty member at the California College of the Arts. Bui is currently researching and drawing a work of graphic nonfiction about how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are impacted by detention and deportation. See Thi's work at thibui.com"



Brent Cobb and Them

Brent Cobb didn't set out to write an album that feels and sounds like the place he grew up. But now that the grooves have been cut in his debut LP, Shine on Rainy Day, there's no denying the people, the places and the vibe of his southcentral Georgia home infuse almost every song.



Ray LaMontagne

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Bruce Cockburn

Few recording artists are as creative and prolific as Bruce Cockburn. Since his self-titled debut in 1970, the Canadian singer-songwriter has issued a steady stream of acclaimed albums every couple of years. But that output suddenly ran dry in 2011 following the release of Small Source of Comfort. There were good reasons for the drought. For one thing, Cockburn became a father again with the birth of his daughter Iona. Then there was the publication of his 2014 memoir Rumours of Glory.



Demetri Martin

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Penny & Sparrow

Almost everything changed for us in these last two years, says Andy Baxter, one half of the acclaimed duo Penny & Sparrow. It was a painful experience in a lot of ways, but it was also a joyful one.



Son Little

What is the new magic of music? If you trace the path of a plan back to its beginnings, what do you find? Is it a tree, growing from seed with deep roots planted in fertile soil, branches arcing out in all directions? Or a spark in the dark, an electrical charge? Is it a waterway, with swirling currents raging to create a river? Or is it a snowflake, falling from on high and dropping down to earth with a singular splash?



The Steel Wheels

Simultaneously familiar and fresh, the Steel Wheels bring a singular energy to every note they play and sparkling craft to each song. This potent combination, paired with a robust tour calendar, have made the veteran band hands-down favorites of fans and peers alike. From their base in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, TSW have played the most prestigious festivals, listening rooms, and clubs in the world, cementing a reputation as one of the top independent bands on the scene today.