2021 Events

2021 marked the first year Utah Tech became involved in the efforts to remember the 43 Disappeared Students.

The "43 Silhouettes"  were distributed across several buildings on campus.  The guest speaker for 2019 was journalist John Gibler. Vince Brown (UT Institute of Politics) interviewed John in front of a packed Gardner Ballroom.

John Gibler

John is an independent journalist based in Mexico City. He holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy (University of Texas, Austin) and a Master's degree in Political Philosophy (London School of Economics). As a freelance journalist he has covered the Iguala tragedy from its first days.  His book, I Couldn't Even Imagine That They Would Kill Us: An Oral History of the Attacks Against the Students of Ayotzinapa (City Lights Open Media 2017) is a harrowing account of the Iguala atrocity. The book was selected as a Best Book of 2017 by Publishers Weekly.  

Vince Brown

Vince Brown was appointed as the Director of the Institute of Politics in May 2020 and is Instructor of the Practice of Political Science.

Prior to his tenure at UT, Vince obtained his Honors Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah. Vince went on to work for a Utah Governor and United States Senator in Washington, DC. Vince then obtained his law degree from Cornell Law School. 

Following law school, Vince worked as a litigation attorney for two global law firms in California, where he specialized in business and securities litigation. While in California, he served for ten years as an Administrative Law Judge for the County of San Diego and owned a locally sourced organic market, bar and restaurant.

In addition to his work at UT, Vince has a mediation business in Saint George, where he and his wife, Kathryn, currently reside with their children.

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