Center for Community and Economy Newsletter – October 7, 2010

October 13: Concluding Transcend Session

On Wednesday, October 13, Sutherland Institute will team with The Heritage Foundation to host the third session of its award-winning Transcend Series:


Do Principles Matter Anymore?
Understanding and Implementing Principle-Based Governance


Sutherland President Paul Mero will join with The Heritage Foundation’s Matthew Spalding and Michael Franc to facilitate a discussion on the topic. Mr. Mero will begin by addressing thecontext 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.


Mr. Spalding connects the principles of America’s founding with today’s thorniest issues as director of the B. Kenneth Simon Center for American Studies at The Heritage Foundation. Mr. Franc, vice-president of legislative affairs, leads a Heritage team that helps members of Congress understand and defend conservative principles in exercising their constitutional powers to approve budgets, make laws and oversee government operations.


Following check-in and seating at 8:30 a.m., the session will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The 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. Pay parking is located in the 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 nearby restaurants.


Because seating is reserved, please register by sending an email to or calling our office at 801-355-1272.



On Friday, Oct. 29, Sutherland hosted its second Legislative Briefing, titled “Undocumented Immigrants in Utah: A Civil Conversation about the Facts.” Dr. Pamela Perlich, economist and demographer at the University of Utah, and Dr. Charlie Morgan, sociologist at Brigham YoungUniversity, responded to questions from Paul Mero, president of Sutherland Institute.


This informative 60-minute question-and-answer session reviewed the facts and data regarding undocumented immigrants in Utah. Dr. Perlich is an expert on the demographic and economic characteristics of Utah’s immigrant community. Dr. Morgan has conducted significant research on undocumented immigrants in Utah’s prisons and jails, and he will discuss some of his most recent research on the topic.


To view the forum in its entirety, visit