Forkenbrock Series Events

  • Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center invites you to join us for a series of public forums where our researchers will examine different hypothetical scenarios and their unintended consequences, and present their relevant research. 


    What If...we moved to a sustainable economy/society?
    Tuesday, April 15, 7:00-8:30pm

    Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A

  • Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    What If... You were looking for something to do on a Tuesday?
  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

    Over the past few years Iowa has been experiencing swings from one weather extreme to another (severe storms, floods and drought). These extreme fluctuations are expensive and are negatively affecting Iowa agriculture, businesses, government and people.
  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center will present a free screening of "Inequality for All", a 2013 documentary that examines the widening income inequality in the United States, presented by Robert Reich.
  • Friday, May 31st, 2013

    Local leaders, policy makers, residents, and scholars will begin to bridge the gap between rural and urban approaches to water management and explore ways to mitigate the impact of future disasters.
  • Thursday, May 30th, 2013

    In conjunction with the fifth anniversary of Eastern Iowa's historic flooding, Legion Arts presents "Trouble the Water," a groundbreaking exhibit in which contemporary artists explore issues related to water.
  • Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

    Dr. Ilina Sen, professor at the Tata Institue for Social Studies, will discuss the articulation of women’s voices within resistance movements.
  • Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

    The documentary film, "The Waiting Room," was screened at the University of Iowa's HNI Auditorium (Room C20) in the Pomerantz Center, on Tuesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Following, IPR's Ben Kieffer hosted a Q&A discussion w/ director Peter Nicks.
  • Monday, April 8th, 2013

    On four Tuesdays in April, PPC, University and local experts examined hypothetical questions and the unintended consequences of these scenarios in a casual, conversational setting with the 70-100 local citizens and “universitizens” who attended the weekly discussions.  The topics drew thoughtful, animated discussion among the audience – which was the ultimate goal of the series.