Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

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    Public Policy in Iowa Forums - Fall 2017

    These public panels are part of the undergraduate course, "Equality, Opportunity and Public Policy in America,"

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    Conference on Gendered Violence

    The conference will examine gendered violence at local, state, national, and international levels.

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    Wonk Wednesdays: Understanding immigration policy during the Trump era

    Join us for Wonk Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at the Iowa City Public Library.

    Rene Rocha, researcher in the PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program, and panelists will discuss how U.S. immigration policy has changed dramatically in the first year of Trump’s presidency, and the impact those changes have had on immigrants in Iowa. Rocha is also an associate professor in the Department of Political Science in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. 

    The event is free and open 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.