Forkenbrock Series Events

  • Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

    Joe Palca discussed 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 at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, in 100 Phillips Hall.

  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Public Policy Center hosted 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 was 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 was a part of the Run Up to the 2016 Election series. 

  • Thursday, October 27th, 2016

    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.

  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

    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. 

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    Frances Flannery and Rodney A. Werline presented, "Marshaling Political Authority" from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Gilmore Hall.

  • Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

    Tim McBride presented, "Health insurance coverage in a post-election landscape," at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 in 106 Gilmore Hall as part of the Public Policy Center's Run Up to the 2016 Election series. 

  • Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

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

  • Thursday, September 15th, 2016

    The Public Policy Center co-sponsored 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 took place at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. The event was part of the Richard S. Levitt Lecture Series, which is funded by the Levitt Family Lectureship Fund.

  • Friday, June 17th, 2016

    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)