• Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

    This symposium will focus on extreme weather events in Iowa and how communities might provide equitable responses, recovery and resilience.

  • Monday, July 22nd, 2019

    James Wo, Assistant Professor in the UI Department of Sociology and Scholar-in-Residence in the Crime and Justice Policy Research program; and Haifeng Qian, Associate Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning, and Scholar-in-Residence in the Social and Education Policy Research program, will present their work. Qian's presentation title is "Economic Development Policy and Entrepreneurship," Wo's is "Neighborhood Effects on Crime: Residential, Nonresidential, and 'Mixed' Land Uses."

  • Friday, July 12th, 2019

    Summer Scholar-in-Residence, Rebecca Kreitzer (Politics and Policy Research Program), and Political Science graduate student, Tracee Saunders, will present their work on Contraception Deserts and Planned Parenthood. If you are interested in attending, please contact Leslie Gannon by Wednesday, July 10.

  • Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

    Alberto Puliafito, Editor and Co-Founder of Slow News, and Giovanni Zagni, Editor-in-Chief of Pagella, 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.

  • Friday, June 28th, 2019

    Join us as David Frisvold, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at Tippie College of Business, Scholar-in-Residence in the Social and Education Policy Research Program, and Researcher in the Health Policy Research Program, and Kajsa Dalrymple, Associate Professor in the UI School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and Researcher in the Environmental Policy Research Program present their research.

  • Friday, June 14th, 2019

    June 14, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm: Survival Analysis - Dr. Frederick Boehmke

  • Thursday, June 13th, 2019

    June 13, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm: Social Media Analytics with Python - Dr. Kang Lee

    This unique hands-on course will cover the basics of social media analytics in Python. Participants will be able to learn how to collect, process, and analyze and visualize Twitter data using commonly-used data analytics tools and libraries in Python such as Jupyter Notebook, pandas, and networkx. Prior experience with Python is recommended, but not required.

  • Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

    June 12, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm:  Data visualization - static and interactive using R - Dr. Brandon Lebeau

  • Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

    June 11, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm: Mixed-Effects Models and Related Topics with R - Dr. Ariel Aloe

  • Monday, June 10th, 2019

    June 10, 2019 - 8:30am - 12:30pm: Network Analysis Using R - Dr. Daniel Sewell

    Introduction to Social Network Analysis with R will introduce attendees to concepts of social network analysis by illustration. The course will walk through R code, learning what the code does and introducing network concepts along the way. Attendees will leave with knowledge of commonly used R packages useful for network analysis. Beginner R knowledge is recommended.

  • Friday, May 24th, 2019

    In this lunch and learn event, Fred Boehmke, Director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center (ISRC) will lead a conversation with attendees from the Public Policy Center (PPC) about the ISRC.  The ISRC currently offers data collection services, workshops, statistical consulting, and grant development.  They would like to hear from you about ideas for new services that they might provide.

    Possible topics include.