Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

  1. Jay Hakes in a suit

    Energy Challenges for the Next American President

    The Public Policy Center co-sponsored a lecture by Jay Hakes as part of the Run Up to the 2016 Election series. Hakes presented "Energy Challenges for the Next American President" from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 in LR 2 Van Allen Hall. 

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  2. Marc Edwards

    The Flint Michigan Water Crisis: Miracle or Disaster?

    The Public Policy Center will co-sponsor a lecture by Marc Edwards, environmental engineer and water activist. Edwards will present the Richard L. Valentine Distinguished Lecture, "The Flint Michigan Water Crisis: Miracle or Disaster?" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27.

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  3. Jay Newton-Small

    The Effect of Women in Politics: Do They Make a Difference?

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Public Policy Center will host Jay Newton-Small for a lecture, “The Effect of Women in Politics: Do They Make a Difference?” at 5:30 p.m. in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers. Newton-Small’s lecture will be followed by a panel discussion and book signing.

    Newton-Small is Washington correspondent for TIME and the author of Broad Influence: How Women are Changing the Way America Works. Her lecture is a part of the Run Up to the 2016 Election series. 

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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.