• Sunday, December 18th, 2016

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring a "Last Dash" Holiday Fundraiser for the Iowa City Food Bank at The Mill (120 E. Burlington, Iowa City) from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18. Doors open at 3 p.m., with music from 3:30 to 6 p.m.

    The event will feature the local band, HomeBrewed, along with Kevin "B.F." Burt. Admission is three non-perishable food items or a minimum donation of $5.

  • Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

    The safety net for working-age adults and families is decentralized by design, allowing states wide discretion and producing large state-to-state differences in policies, benefits, and inclusiveness.

  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016

    Join us for a series of public forums that touch on education, work and wages, poverty policy and risk and social insurance, supported by the Public Policy Center as part of the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy. 

  • Thursday, December 1st, 2016

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring "Delivering the Vision of Comprehensive Health Services in Rural Iowa," University of Iowa's Rebalancing Health Care in the Heartland Forum 9 and Iowa Rural Health Association 2016 Annual Conference on Thursday, Dec. 1. 

  • Monday, November 28th, 2016

    Greta Krippner, associate professor of sociology at the University of Michigan, will present "Democracy of Credit: Ownership and the Politics of Credit Access in Late-Twentieth Century America" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 for the next Inequality Seminar. 

  • Thursday, November 17th, 2016

    Featuring the presentation of the 2016 International Impact Award to Howard Kerr. Special guests for the discussion are Ellen Hazelkorn and Barbara McFadden Allen.

    The event takes place on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 7:30-9 p.m. in Voxman Music Building. There will be a catered reception from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

    Joe Palca discussed creativity, innovation and the translation of science as part of the Public Policy Center's Forkenbrock Series and the Office of Research and Economic Development's Creative Matters series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall.

  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

    Presented by Ellen Hazelkorn, policy adviser to the Higher Education Authority, Ireland. 

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    Hazelkorn's presentation is part of the Public Policy Center's series of events "The Future of Public Higher Education." There will be a number of events taking place in the Spring semester, for check back frequently for updates. 

  • Monday, November 14th, 2016

    Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will present "The Organizational Production of Earnings Inequalities" from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14 in W113 Seashore Hall. Tomaskovic-Devey's presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar.   

  • Friday, November 11th, 2016

    RELAX: TALK: GROW is a monthly networking/policy planning event that combines food and drink, visiting, entertainment and policy discussions to enhance black lives in our community. This month's discussion takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 11.