Forkenbrock Series Events

  • Friday, December 4th, 2015

    Join us for a day-long symposium that will examine three pressing problems of politics.
  • Saturday, November 7th, 2015

    The History of the Iowa Caucuses is the first of a series of events examining the past, present and future of the caucuses through a partnership of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library-Museum...
  • Monday, October 19th, 2015

    STEM Education Equity: Policies to Create Opportunities in Rural Iowa is a day-long symposium on the opportunities and challenges of strengthening STEM education in Iowa.
  • Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor the Fall 2015 Law Levitt Lecture with NPR Correspondent Nina Totenberg.
  • Friday, April 24th, 2015

    Immigration policy is a hot topic with the next presidential election fast approaching, and the various candidates' stance on it could well make or break a nomination for them.
  • Thursday, April 9th, 2015

    The Public Policy Center, in partnership with the UI Water Sustainability Initiative, is hosting a symposium on the interface of food production, agriculture and water quality.
  • Monday, March 30th, 2015

    Linda Snetselaar, UI Associate Provost of Outreach and Engagement and Professor, UI College of Public Health; Helena Laroche, UI Carver College of Medicine; and Denise Aikoriegie, Des Moines Area Community College, will talk about community engagement and intervention around obesity.

  • Monday, March 23rd, 2015

    Dan McGehee (Public Policy Center), Chris Schwarz (UI National Advance Driving Simulator), David Conrad (UI Office of Research and Economic Development) and Mark Nolte (Iowa City Area Development) will present an overview of the policy issues Iowa will face to introduce autonomous vehicles into the state and the potential impact this could have on economic development.

  • Monday, March 9th, 2015

    Chuck Fluharty and Keith Mueller, both of the Rural Policy and Research Institute (RUPRI) and the UI College of Public Health, will present an overview of RUPRI and critical policy issues for rural communities.

    The Legislative Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series events are designed to allow University of Iowa faculty to share their expertise with Iowa legislators on critical issues relevant to the current session. They are also intended to familiarize legislators with experts they can turn to for assistance with research-based evidence on a regular basis.