Forkenbrock Series Events

  • Thursday, May 10th, 2012

    UI Law Professor Sheldon Kurtz, PPC Director Peter Damiano and Iowa Policy Project Researcher Andrew Cannon discussed the constitutionality of the Patient Affordable Care Act, currently under review by the United States Supreme Court at the Iowa City Public Library on May 10th, 2012.
  • Monday, February 6th, 2012 to Monday, March 12th, 2012

    The Legislative Brown Bag Lunch and Learn Series events were designed to allow University of Iowa faculty to share their expertise with Iowa legislators on critical issues relevant to the current session.
  • Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

    Weekly class discussions with nationally recognized experts who share their perspectives on pressing domestic policy issues including the economy, productive democracy, political organizing in the digital age, and more.
  • Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 to Thursday, November 10th, 2011

    Are you so turned off by the current state of our political discourse that you've just tuned out? If so, you are not alone. To many the US appears hopelessly stuck in a hyperpartison, no holds barred, over the top race towards self-destruction.

    But is this really the case? Did things used to be better? Can anything be done to stop the insanity?

  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

    Frances Moore Lappé is the author of several books including EcoMind, Hope’s Edge, World Hunger: Twelve Myths, and the bestselling Diet for a Small Planet

  • Thursday, September 8th, 2011 to Friday, October 7th, 2011

    PPC Director Pete Damiano taught an eight hour class on health care and health care reform as part of the Senior College. Topics covered included: organization and financing of health care in the U.S., international health system comparison, principles of insurance-public and private, health care reform and the Accountable Care Act.
  • Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich kicked off the Public Policy Center's fall semester for the Forkenbrock Series and give the University of Iowa Lecture Committee's Distinguished Lecture for 2010-2011.
  • Monday, August 22nd, 2011 to Friday, May 11th, 2012

    The University of Iowa designated 2011-12 as the "Year of Political Discourse." The goal was to take advantage of the heightened political atmosphere of the national election to emphasize the importance of reasonable discussion to the urgent issues of our time, particularly as they apply to the University environment.
  • Sunday, January 30th, 2011 to Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    With the country just beginning to emerge from its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the need for carefully crafted public policy has never been more critical. The Public Policy Center is joining with the UI History Department to offer its second annual series of public forums featuring nationally recognized experts to share their perspectives on pressing domestic policy issues. Topics will include the Economy, Productive Democracy, Political Organizing in the Digital Age, and many more.

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