Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

  1. A black and white photo of Kailash Satyarthi

    Kailash Satyarthi lecture: "Working to End Child Slavery"

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring an upcoming lecture, "Working to End Child Slavery," by Kailash Satyarthi, winner of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. The lecture will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in the 2nd Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union. 

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    Jeffrey Toobin: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court

    The Public Policy Center is co-sponsoring the University of Iowa College of Law's Fall 2016 Richard S. Levitt Distinguished Lecture, "Jeffrey Toobin on Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court." The lecture will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. This event is part of the Richard S. Levitt Lecture Series, which is funded by the Levitt Family Lectureship Fund.

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

    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. 

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  4. Joe Palca in front of chalkboard with science images on it

    Reporting on Remarkable Science and Remarkable Scientists

    Joe Palca will discuss 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 on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Phillips Hall.

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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.