Events

  • Monday, November 6th, 2017

    Paul Butler will discuss his book, "Choke Hold: Policing Black Men," at 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 6 in Levitt Auditorium in the University of Iowa College of Law building. The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the event. 

    Sponsors include the UI Center for Human Rights, College of Law, Diversity Office, Black Law Student Association, African American Studies, Center for Student Involvement and Leadership and Athletics. 

  • Friday, November 3rd, 2017

    The workshop will discuss research data resources that are available through the University of Iowa, specifically the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) and the Central Plains Research Data Center (CPRDC). There will be an overview of each resource including what types of data are available followed by a demonstration of how to navigate and search for data.

    Registration is available here

  • Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

    Professor Pippa Holloway will present "Felon Disfranchisement and the History of American Citizenship" at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2 in 2520D UCC. The PPC will co-sponsor the event. 

  • Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

    America Colmenares, professor of Spanish at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, will present "Venezuela in crisis" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 31. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website

  • Friday, October 27th, 2017

    The workshop introduces the basics of network analysis with R. We will learn how to upload network dat­­­­­a to R, construct and visualize a network, and evaluate nodal and network properties. Example R code and network data files will be provided. No prior knowledge of network analysis and R is required.

    Registration is available here

  • Thursday, October 26th, 2017

    Andrea Cohen, executive director of the Iowa UNA, will present "The UN is our greatest hope for the future" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Thursday, Oct. 26. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

  • Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

    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 18th, 2017

    Join us for Wonk Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Iowa City Public Library.

    Rene Rocha, researcher in the PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program, and panelists will discuss how U.S. immigration policy has changed dramatically in the first year of Trump’s presidency, and the impact those changes have had on immigrants in Iowa. Rocha is also an associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

  • Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Juan R.I. Cole, Richard P. Mitchell Collegiate Professor of History at the University of Michigan, will present "The New Arabs: U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East" for the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council (ICFRC) luncheon at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 12. The Public Policy Center is a co-sponsor of the luncheon. 

    Registration is required. More information is available on the ICFRC website.

  • Monday, October 9th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor The U-Turn: Screening and discussion with director Luis Argueta at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 in Shambaugh Auditorium in the UI Main Library. 

Pages