Sutherland Newsletter – August 26, 2010


On Wednesday, October 13, Sutherland Institute will host the third session of its award-winningTranscend Series.  This session will address the topic,


“Do Principles Matter Any More?: Understanding and Implementing
Principle-Based Governance”


Paul T. Mero will team with The Heritage Foundation’s Matthew Spalding and Mike Franc to facilitate a discussion on the topic.  Mr. Mero will begin by addressing the context of principle-based governance within a conservative intellectual framework.  Mr. Spalding will address its meaning and constitutional basis.  Mr. Franc will explain how such governance looks in practice.


The session completes the Transcend Series for this calendar year.  The first session, on June 17, was facilitated by Jim Ferrell of The Arbinger Institute and focused on “Civility in Public Service.”  The second session, on Sept. 30, was facilitated by Quinn McKay and focused on “Ethics, Integrity, and Public Service.”  This concluding session ties together principles and processes to give participants an effective basis to further responsible citizenship.


Following check-in and seating at 8:30 am, the session will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm.  Venue will be the Sutherland Institute Conference Room, located in the Crane Building, 307 West 200 South, Suite 5005, in downtown Salt Lake City.


There is no charge for this event and limited free parking is available in the Crane Building’s south parking lot, along the adjacent streets, and in the pay lot immediately south of the building ($5 for the day).  Light snacks will be provided.  There will be a lunch break on your own at one of the many convenient restaurants located nearby.


Because seating is reserved, please register by sending an email to or by calling our office at 801-355-1272.  If we don’t already have your full contact information, you will be asked to provide it when you register.


How well do you know our state’s Constitution?
Sutherland Institute invites you to attend a class titled “Articles, Amendments and Aspirin: Understanding Utah’s Constitution (Without Getting a Headache),” to be taught by constitutional expert William C. Duncan on Thursday evening, October 7, 2010.  The class will begin at 7:30 pm in the Sutherland Institute Conference Room located in the Crane Building, 307 West 200 South, Suite 5005, in downtown Salt Lake City.  The session will conclude at 8:30 pm.
Everyone is welcome to attend the class.  Members of the Institute’s Responsible Citizen Exchange will participate at no cost.  For all others, there will be a $10 charge.
If you would benefit from an introduction to the Utah Constitution and a discussion of the history and little-known facts surrounding it, this class is for you.  Come learn how this 115-year-old document continues to shape Utah’s political landscape.
To register, call 801-355-1272 or email
Click here to learn how you can become a member of the Responsible Citizen Exchange.