Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

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    Wonk Wednesdays: Mr. Cwiertny Goes to Washington

    Join the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) as we present a new, community-focused series of events. Each month we will present a policy topic from our various research areas, in a variety of formats. These events are free and open to the public. 

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    China, Iowa, and diplomacy in the Trump administration

    In case you missed it, Iowa Public Radio's condensed audio version is now available, as is the full video version here.

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    Conference on Gendered Violence

    The Public Policy Center will host a day-long conference that will examine gendered violence at local, state, national, and international levels.

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    Is Redistricting Polarizing America?

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center hosted "Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers.

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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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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.