Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy
This symposium will focus on extreme weather events in Iowa and how communities might provide equitable responses, recovery and resilience.Read More ▸
The PPC is hosting a free screening of this documentary, followed by a Q&A. Open to the public.Read More ▸
Former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle highlighted the importance of unbiased data for informing health care policymaking.Read More ▸
A series of public forums on different social issues in Iowa are free and available to the public.Read More ▸
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.Read More ▸
Extreme Weather in Iowa: A Symposium
October 2nd, 2019
Iowa Events Center - HyVee Hall, Des Moines, Iowa
Capturing the Flag: a Documentary About Voting Rights
October 23rd, 2018
Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library
The Importance of Unbiased Data in Health Care Policymaking
October 11th, 2018
Old Capitol Museum Senate Chamber
Public Policy in Iowa Forums, Fall 2018
November 29th, 2018
427 English Philosophy Building (EPB)
UI Law Levitt Lecture - Cokie Roberts: An Insider's View of Washington, D.C.
September 12th, 2018
The Forkenbrock Series provides a forum for dialogue about policy areas from applied, academic, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The series was established in honor of David Forkenbrock, a nationally recognized transportation researcher. Dr. Forkenbrock established the PPC at the University of Iowa in 1987. His vision was to enable public and private sector decision makers to work with faculty, staff, and student researchers to explore solutions to complex problems related to the public interest. Dr. Forkenbrock died in 2008 of complications from lymphoma.