Events

 
  • Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

    Oleg Timofeyev, Musicologist, Author, and Professor at the University of Iowa 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.

  • Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

    This workshop will provide a basic introduction to graphics in R. Topics for this workshop primarily covers creating and editing presentation-quality graphics (e.g. bar graphs, box plots, scatterplots) using the base, lattice, and ggplot plotting engines. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_1FceTSkYH8sIe5D

  • Friday, September 28th, 2018

    The PPC is happy to support this Kohn Colloquium with Brian Chaffin, Assistant Professor of Water Policy at the A. Franke College of Forestry & Conservation at the University of Montana.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

    David Frisvold, Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, Tippie College of Business, will present his research on sweetened beverage taxes and their effect on consumption.

  • Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

    The workshop will provide a brief introduction to spatial analysis, focusing on spatial regression using GeoDa, a free software package. Participants will learn to identify spatial dependency in the spatial datasets, visualize spatial autocorrelation and run spatial regression models. Participants may be expected to take 'ISRC Workshop: Introduction to ArcMap' as a prerequisite for some familiarity with spatial datasets and ArcMap, but no prior knowledge of GeoDa is required. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research.

  • Thursday, October 4th, 2018

    This workshop will provide a basic introduction to graphics in stata. Topics for this workshop primarily covers creating and editing presentation-quality graphics (e.g. bar graphs, box plots, scatterplots) using stata code. This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with Stata. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3Q6fODHfxxs4R2B

  • Thursday, October 4th, 2018

    Robin Lovin, Visiting Scholar in Theology from Loyola University in Chicago, Professor of Ethics Emeritus, SMU 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.

  • Friday, October 5th, 2018 to Saturday, October 6th, 2018

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor these policy-related readings throughout the day on Saturday, October 6, at the Iowa City Public Library.

  • Friday, October 5th, 2018

    The PPC, with the League of Women Voters, is proud to support this Iowa City Book Festival Event.

    Ari Berman is a senior reporter for Mother Jones and a Fellow at The Nation Institute. His book, Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America, was published in August 2015 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He has written extensively about American politics, civil rights, and the intersection of money and politics. 

    http://www.iowacitybookfestival.org/

  • Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

    This workshop will introduce participants to the basics of network analysis. Specific focus is given to importing and manipulating network data, network visualization, and calculating basic network statistics (e.g., density, centrality). This is an introductory workshop appropriate for those with only basic familiarity with R. Example code will be provided.

    Register here: https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0TJTeUvnvZSwVo1

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  • Monday, September 24th, 2018

    This workshop aims to provide a quick introduction to ArcMap. Participants will learn to set workspace environments for projects, generate and manipulate spatial data, combine spatial datasets with data from different sources (i.e., *.txt or *.csv), visualize and publish maps. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcMap is required. Datasets will be provided. 

    https://uiowa.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5u1cKj1l8ecUAe1

  • Friday, September 21st, 2018

    Frederick Boehmke, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center will present this talk as part of the Bose Speaker Series

  • Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    A series of public forums on different social issues in Iowa are free and available to the public.
  • Thursday, September 20th, 2018

    Python becomes increasingly popular in research in different areas. The Python workshop series will provide you a quick introduction to Python programming. In the first workshop, you will learn how to install and set up Python environment for your own laptop. We will be using Jupyter Notebook throughout the Python workshops. After installation, we will play with simple examples and cover some basics of markdown to combine notes, codes, and outputs. No prior knowledge of Python is required. Example codes will be provided. Please take your laptop with you for hands-on exercises.

  • Thursday, September 20th, 2018 to Friday, September 21st, 2018

    PPC Director Peter Damiano, and PPC Environmental Policy Research Program Director Dave Cwierty, will both present at the Cedar Rapids Gazette's Iowa Ideas event, Thursday, September 20 and Friday, September 21.

  • Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

    This workshop aims to provide a quick introduction to ArcMap. Participants will learn to set workspace environments for projects, generate and manipulate spatial data, combine spatial datasets with data from different sources (i.e., *.txt or *.csv), visualize and publish maps. Participants are encouraged to bring up questions on spatial aspects of their research. No prior knowledge of ArcMap is required. Datasets will be provided. 

  • Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

    Dr. M.R. Rajagopal, Trivandrum Institute of Palliative Science, India; Nobel Peace Prize Nominee; Human Rights Watch Award-Winner, 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.

  • Thursday, September 13th, 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.

  • Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    The PPC is proud to support this year's Levitt Lecture, presented by the UI College of Law, the UI Lecture Committee, and Hancher Auditorium.

    Roberts, named a "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress (2008), is one of the most esteemed and brilliant broadcast journalists of our time. She is a New York Times bestselling author, trusted historian on women in America, and a sought-after political commentator. In her presentation, Roberts will offer her unique perspective on the goings-on in the nation’s capital.

  • Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

    This workshop aims to cover a basic introduction to the R programming language. Participants will be introduced to the RStudio interface, syntax, script 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 R. Example code will be provided. 

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