Events

 
  • Thursday, October 18th, 2018

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to Stata. Participants will be introduced to the Stata interface, command syntax, do-files, and basic functions (e.g., opening a dataset, summary statistics, etc.). In addition, participants will also learn how to manage single and multiple datasets. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with limited or no familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5gVKHJERqWP6bZ3

  • Thursday, October 18th, 2018

    John Norris, former US Representative, UN Food Agencies, World Food Program will present this week's topic.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

    The PPC is hosting a free screening of this documentary, followed by a Q&A. Open to the public.

  • Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

    Josh Schamberger, President of the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

  • Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

    This workshop provides users with ways to interpret and visualize results from estimated models in both Stata and R. Specific focus is given to interpretation and visualization of predicted values and marginal effects for OLS and Logit/Probit models. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with R and/or Stata languages. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9XiPKsnHUHkfrql

  • Thursday, October 25th, 2018

    In the third workshop, we will finish the basics with: (i) functions; (ii) installing and using external libraries; (iii) file I/O. We will learn how to write functions in Python to build reusable code blocks. Then we introduce the usage of external libraries. Specifically, we will cover Numpy, Scipy, Matplotlib, and Pandas. Some examples will be shown. Finally, we will use these libraries to read/write files to local disk. Please bring your own laptop for hands-on exercise and practice.

  • Thursday, October 25th, 2018

    How is voting restricted in our country in lawful ways? Political scientist and director of the PPC Politics & Policy Research program Tracy Osborn, and grassroots organizer Sharon Lake will discuss issues ranging from gerrymandering, Iowa's voter registration law, voter identification, and lack of voting rights for felons. More information here.

  • Thursday, October 25th, 2018

    The PPC is co-sponsoring this UI Lecture Committee event, featuring U.S. Senator, Ben Sasse.

  • Friday, October 26th, 2018

    RELAX: TALK: GROW (RTG) is a networking/policy planning event hosted by the University of Iowa African American Council and the Public Policy Center. RTG combines fellowship, local artists and policy discussions. Addressing the experiences of Iowa City’s black folks both on and off campus, this month’s program on “Community Building” runs from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, October 26, and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation.

  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

    Joelle Adda, Visiting Professor of Law at the UI College of Law, and Judge, National Court of Asylum in France, will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

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  • Thursday, October 11th, 2018

    Former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle will highlight the importance of unbiased data for informing health care policymaking.

  • Thursday, October 11th, 2018

    In the second workshop, we will cover the basics of Python language: (i) variables, (ii) data structures, and (iii) control logics. Specifically, we will talk about the definition and naming convention of variables. We then introduce common types of data structures, including list, tuple, and dictionary. For control logics, we touch on if-else clauses and for/while loops, along with some important keywords. Please bring your own laptop for hands-on exercise and practice.

  • Thursday, October 11th, 2018

    Alisa Ganieva, Russia, Fiction, Journalist, International Writing Program Participant, will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

    The events take place at the Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 30 N Clinton Street, Iowa City, from 12:00pm - 1:15pm. Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

    This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of network analysis. Specific focus is given to importing and manipulating network data, network visualization, and calculating basic network statistics (e.g., density, centrality). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0TJTeUvnvZSwVo1

  • Friday, October 5th, 2018

    The PPC, with the League of Women Voters, is proud to support this Iowa City Book Festival Event.

    Ari Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a Fellow at The Nation Institute. His book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. 

    http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/

  • Friday, October 5th, 2018 to Saturday, October 6th, 2018

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor these policy-related readings throughout the day on Saturday, October 6, at the Iowa City Public Library.

  • Thursday, October 4th, 2018

    Robin Lovin, Visiting Scholar in Theology from Loyola University in Chicago, Professor of Ethics Emeritus, SMU will present.

    The PPC is a co-sponsor of the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) community luncheons, which seek to promote understanding of international issues with expert speakers from around the world.

  • Thursday, October 4th, 2018

    This workshop will provide a basic introduction to graphics in stata. Topics for this workshop primarily covers creating and editing presentation-quality graphics (e.g. bar graphs, box plots, scatterplots) using stata code. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Q6fODHfxxs4R2B

  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

    The workshop will provide a brief introduction to spatial analysis, focusing on spatial regression using GeoDa, a free software package. Participants will learn to identify spatial dependency in the spatial datasets, visualize spatial autocorrelation and run spatial regression models. Participants may be expected to take 'ISRC Workshop: Introduction to ArcMap' as a prerequisite for some familiarity with spatial datasets and ArcMap, but no prior knowledge of GeoDa is required. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

    David Frisvold, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Tippie College of Business, will present his research on sweetened beverage taxes and their effect on consumption.

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