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April 01, 2017 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM

Join One Day University and The Salt Lake Tribune in Salt Lake City, UT. Spend a fascinating day with 4 award-winning professors. You'll experience all four thought-provoking talks and countless engaging ideas - all in one day. And don't worry, there are no tests, no grades and no homework. Just the pure joy of lifelong learning!
Students will have a 1 hour and 15 minute lunch break. You may bring your own or purchase it at a nearby restaurant.


9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
The Supreme Court: What's Next and Why it Matters

Alison Gash / University of Oregon

Few at the Founding could have ever imagined the Supreme Court becoming one of the most powerful policymaking institutions in the United States. Yet today, the Court has the power to sidestep public opinion, upend federal legislation, constrain state governance and even bring down the President. Professor Alison Gash will take us back to the Court's humble beginnings, charting how the Court amassed its power under Justice Marshall's leadership. Professor Gash will introduce us to the Court's struggles under pre-and post-Reconstruction racial apartheid, its skirmishes with legislative and executive power during the New Deal era, and its foray into areas of privacy, intimacy and expression.

As we walk through the Court's history, meandering through landmark decisions, Professor Gash will use her research on law and social policy to highlight the importance of understanding the Court not only as a legal actor but also as a significant source of policy innovation and paralysis. Through this lens, Professor Gash will demonstrate why the Court's makeup--its personalities and its relationships--can make or break American public policy.

Alison Gash / University of Oregon
Alison Gash is a political science professor at the University of Oregon, where she has received several fellowships and grants for her teaching. She specializes in US Supreme Court and civil rights laws. Professor Gash has also taught at Berkeley, where she received the Commendation for Excellence in Teaching two years in a row. She is the author of "Below the Radar: How Silence Can Save Civil Rights." Her work has appeared in Newsweek, Slate, Politico, and Washington Monthly.

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
America and the World: Dominance or Decline?

Steven Lamy / University of Southern California

The entire world watched our Presidential elections and now they wait to see what direction US foreign policy will take. Will the US lead, follow or abstain from global affairs? The US has taken the lead in international relations since the end of WWII. The US has successfully built institutions and coalitions to address global challenges like climate change, global poverty and ongoing conflicts. Yet, the American public seems a bit world weary and unwilling to maintain an activist foreign policy and President Trump may choose to limit the country's role on global problem-solving and let others lead.

Still, many US citizens supported an even more limited isolationist foreign policy urging a focus on a narrow list of national interests and only limited engagement with the world. This lecture will explore the possible foreign policy strategies being considered by the new US leadership.

Steven Lamy / University of Southern California
Steven Lamy is a professor of international relations and a Vice Dean at the University of Southern California. He has been named professor of the year four times. Professor Lamy was the director of USC's Center for Excellence in Teaching and its Center for Public Education in International Affairs. He is also the co-Principal Investigator in a Luce Foundation Grant on Religion Identity and Global Governance.

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Lunch Break

1 hour and 15 minute / Lunch Break

Students will have a 1 hour and 15 minute lunch break.

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Coming To America: Our National Experience with Religion, Ethnicity, and Race

Perparim Gutaj / University of Utah

Our society has always been enriched by waves of immigrants coming to America. While little is known about early immigration to America, we can easily identify five large waves of newcomers that have crucially contributed to the elevation of the modern American nation and way of life. Despite the various reasons for immigration, and challenges along the way, the newcomers generally integrated well into the America’s melting pot and helped transform America from a nation of immigrants into the world’s superpower. The history of coming to America is not only a story of fleeing religious persecution or a story of trying to make a brighter economic future but more fascinatingly a history of different faiths, ethnicities, and races as inseparable part of the American story.

To better understand this American story we will unpack and explore not only America’s attitudes towards immigration but also the ways in which these newcomers shaped the American nation and identity, throughout history. The ultimate goal of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to look back at our past national experiences with religion, ethnicity, and race in order to better understand where we are now as a nation.

Perparim Gutaj / University of Utah
Perparim Gutaj is an instructor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Utah. His research examines the intersection of state and non-state actors, nationalism, ethnic conflict/peace, and democracy. In 2013, he was part of a Betty Glad funded research project examining the organizational dimensions of global leadership, particularly the American leadership in the global stage. His work has been published in Nations and Nationalism, Political Studies Review, Mediterranean Quarterly, Insight Turkey, and Iliria International Review.

3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
The Power of Resilience and the Science of Stress

Andrew Shatte / University of Arizona

We all want to be happy, and there are countless ideas about what happiness is and how we can get some. But not many of those ideas are based on science. In this presentation, Dr. Shatté will share some of the most provocative and practical lessons from studies about the roots of a happy and meaningful life, and shed light on how findings from cutting-edge research can be applied to your own life. The course will zero-in on a fundamental finding from positive psychology - that happiness is inextricably linked to having strong social ties. In this fast-paced, interactive, and fun session, we will lead you on a tour of the big questions in the psychology of resilience and the science of stress: Why does one person overcome adversity while another falls to manage stress and falls into helplessness? We will see that habits in how we think have an enormous impact on resilience. You will gain insight into two of your thinking styles and learn about the impact they can have on your success, and health.

Dr. Shatté will show you how to boost resilience with case studies from his work in large corporations and the public sector. And in the final moments of the workshop, he'll even reveal the biggest secret to a life of resilience and reduction of stress - connections and contributing to something bigger than yourself, ie the greater good.

Andrew Shatte / University of Arizona
Andrew Shatté teaches psychology at the University of Arizona, and is also the founder and President of Mindflex, a training company that specializes in measuring and training for resilience. Professor Shatté first joined One Day University when he was a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was given the "Best Professor" award by the students in 2003 and received the Dean's award for distinguished teaching in 2006. He co-wrote "The Resilience Factor," and "Mequilibrium."

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