Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

  1. Old Capitol

    Public Forum: Equality, Opportunity, and Public Policy in America Fall 2016 Series

    These public panels are part of the undergraduate course, "Equality, Opportunity and Public Policy in America," supported by the Public Policy Center as part of the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy.

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  2. Image of tap water pouring into glass and Iowa's Drinking Water symposium logo

    Iowa's Drinking Water: Could Flint Happen Here?

    The Public Policy Center's June symposium, "Iowa's Drinking Water: Could Flint Happen Here?" explored the current state of Iowa’s drinking water and the future challenges confronting water providers in the state to reliably deliver safe drinking water to Iowans.  Co-organized by the University of Iowa Public Policy Center and the Center for Health Effects of Environmental Contamination (CHEEC), this all day event included panels of water experts from academia, industry and the public sector, including the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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  3. Mary Beth Tinker and her mother at a Des Moines School Board hearing

    Mary Beth Tinker presented to group at ICPL - video now available

    Video is now available of Mary Beth Tinker's presentation at the Iowa City Public Library on Thursday, May 5.Read More ▸
  4. Map of the Middle East

    UPDATED - Covering ISIS: A Journalist's Challenge

    The Public Policy Center, UI College of Law, and UI Lecture Committee sponsored a talk by Ben Plesser, senior producer at NBC News. Plesser's talk focused on his coverage of ISIS.Read More ▸
  5. Farm and Garden images

    HOME GR/OWN: Milwaukee’s Social Justice Challenges and the Role for Urban Gardens

    Tim McCollow, from Milwaukee’s HOME GR/OWN initiative, discussed Milwaukee's urban food movement, and how city vacancies and neighborhoods have been transformed with healthy food access and greenspace developments.Read More ▸

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.