• Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

    Assistant Professor David Frisvold
    Department of Economics
    UI Tippie College of Business

  • Friday, February 21st, 2014

    Hosted by the Department of Political Science, the Public Policy Center, and the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, this one day conference will include papers focused on economic inequality and other public policy disparities. Guest speakers include Benjamin Page (Northwestern University) and Nathan Kelly (University of Tennessee), as well UI faculty from a number of departments.  Breakfast and lunch will be served for all attendees.


  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people.
  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center will present a free screening of "Inequality for All", a 2013 documentary that examines the widening income inequality in the United States, presented by Robert Reich.
  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

    As part of its 25th anniversary celebration, the Public Policy Center will sponsor a South Asian Studies Program seminar with John Harriss, Professor of International Studies at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.  

  • Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

    Please plan to attend the next SSIG colloquium on Wednesday, October 30th. Professor Charles Connerly of the UI School of Urban and Regional Planning will speak on "Bringing the University to the Community; the Iowa Initiative for Sustainable Communities."

  • Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

    In preparation for the 30th anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Disaster, the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal (ICJB) - North America, is collaborating with the UI Public Policy Center and Association for India’s Development (AID) Iowa chapter, to organize a North American Screening Tour of the critically acclaimed documentary, Bhopali.

  • Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

    The University of Iowa is pleased to announce the sixth in a series of forums that support Iowa’s policymakers in their efforts to improve the health care of all Iowans. Join your colleagues at the Embassy Suites, Des Moines, for this non-partisan discussion on October 15, 2013 focused on the significant health-related changes, challenges and opportunities in the State of Iowa.
  • Sunday, October 13th, 2013

    The next major implementation steps from the Affordable Care Act will begin on October 1, 2013 through the beginning of the open enrollment period for insurance coverage through the Health Benefits Marketplaces. Dentistry and dental public health could be affected in a variety of ways including through expansions in insurance coverage, implications for care for vulnerable populations through the public and private safety net, and potential financing and delivery system changes.

  • Friday, October 11th, 2013

    The Public Policy Center, as part of its 25th Anniversary celebration, will sponsor in part:

    Life After: Activist Memorials and Digital Collaboration
    A Symposium of Public Discussions and Performances
    October 11, 2013: 9:30am-6pm
    Locations: Old Capitol Museum, Iowa Theatre (formerly Bijou) in IMU, the Englert Theatre
    See for detailed schedule, sponsors, and up-to-the-minute-updates.
    Free and open to the public