Events

 
  • 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 “Building Community” runs from 5:30-7:00pm on Friday, October 26, and features a blend of relaxed socializing, creative performance and targeted conversation.

    Panelists:

  • Thursday, October 25th, 2018

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

  • Thursday, October 25th, 2018

    The PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program director, Tracy Osborn, will be a speaker at this Obermann Conversation.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

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

  • 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

  • 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 11th, 2018

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

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