Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

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    The Burden of Gun Violence: Trends and Policy Solutions

    This event brings together a panel of experts to discuss the burden of American gun violence and the potential for evidence-based public policy solutions.

    The PPC’s Crime & Justice Policy research program, directed by Mark Berg, is hosting this panel as part of the Run Up to the 2020 Caucus – a series designed to examine different policy topics that will be discussed during the campaign.

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    Extreme Weather in Iowa: A Symposium

    This symposium will focus on extreme weather events in Iowa and how communities might provide equitable responses, recovery and resilience.

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    Capturing the Flag: a Documentary About Voting Rights

    The PPC is hosting a free screening of this documentary, followed by a Q&A. Open to the public.

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    The Importance of Unbiased Data in Health Care Policymaking: an evening symposium

    Former Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle highlighted the importance of unbiased data for informing health care policymaking.

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    Public Policy in Iowa Forums, Fall 2018

    A series of public forums on different social issues in Iowa are free and available to the public.

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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.