Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

 

2012 Policy Matters: Scholarly and Practical Perspectives on Contemporary Problems

Shambaugh Auditorium, UI Main Library
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 6:30 PM

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 joined with the UI History Department to offer its third annual series of public forums featuring nationally recognized experts sharing their perspectives on pressing domestic policy issues. Topics included the economy, productive democracy, political organizing in the digital age, and many others.

Each session, UI faculty and other experts provided a background introduction to the topic of the week, followed by a discussion involving policy practitioners, legislators, and advocates, and questions from the audience. Course resources such as PowerPoint presentations and audiocasts are available on this website.

Classes took place every Wednesday from 6:30-8:20 in Shambaugh Auditorium at the UI Main Library.

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
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6:30 PM Introduction: What Does the State Do?
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012
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6:30 PM Introduction II: An Overview of American Political History
Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
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6:30 PM The Mess We're In: Public Policy and the Economic Crisis
Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
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6:30 PM Political Discourse and Political Dissent: Understanding the Tea Party and "Occupy" Movements
Wednesday, February 15th, 2012
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6:30 PM The Battle of Wisconsin
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
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6:30 PM Politics in a Digital Age
Wednesday, February 29th, 2012
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6:30 PM Sally Kenney Lecture
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
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6:30 PM Common Cause President Bob Edgar on Campaign Finance
Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
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6:30 PM Natural Resources — Water Policy
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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6:30 PM Policy Primer: Income Security
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
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6:30 PM American Labor Policy and International Labor Standards: Is There a Gap?
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012
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6:30 PM Mariannette Miller-Meeks: Policy Primer — Health Care
Wednesday, April 18th, 2012
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6:30 PM Policy Primer: Sustainability in the Built Environment
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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6:30 PM Policy Primer: The Budget Riddle
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012
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6:30 PM Wrap-Up
  • Lance Compa

    Senior Lecturer, International & Comparative Labor, Cornell University

  • Peter Damiano

    Director, Public Policy Center Preventive and Community Dentistry University of Iowa

  • Peter Damiano

    Director, Public Policy Center Preventive and Community Dentistry University of Iowa

  • John Deeth

    Local Iowa City blogger

  • Laura Dresser

  • Bob Edgar

    President, CEO, Common Cause

  • Peter Fisher

    Urban and Regional Planning, University of Iowa, Research Director, Iowa Policy Project

  • Lily French

    Research Associate and Outreach Coordinator, Iowa Policy Project

  • Colin Gordon

    Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa

  • Colin Gordon

    Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa

  • Colin Gordon

    Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa

  • Colin Gordon

    Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa

  • Colin Gordon

    Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa

  • Colin Gordon

    Professor and Chair, Department of History, University of Iowa

  • Paul Hanley

    Director, Transportation Research Program, PPC Urban and Regional Planning Department of Economics University of Iowa

  • Mauro Heck

  • Craig Just

    Assistant Professor Civil and Environmental Engineering Assistant Research Engineer IIHR-Hydroscience & Engineering University of Iowa

  • Sally J. Kenney

    Professor, Executive Director, Newcomb College Institute, Tulane University

  • Lucie Laurian

  • Kevin Leicht

    Director, Institute for Inequality Studies, Director, Social Science Research Center, Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Iowa

  • Brian Loring

    Executive Director, Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County

  • Mark Lucas

  • Mariannette Miller-Meeks

    Director, Iowa Department of Public Health

  • Angela Onwuachi-Willig

    Professor, College of Law, University of Iowa

  • David Perlmutter

    Professor and Director, School of Journalism, University of Iowa

  • Misty Rebik

  • Jen Sherer

    University of Iowa Labor Center

  • Mary Skopec

    Program Coordinator, Research Geologist, IOWATER

  • Aaron Strong

  • Deborah D. Thornton

    Research Analyst, Public Interest Institute

  • Caroline J. Tolbert

    Department of Political Science, University of Iowa

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Leslie Gannon at (319) 335-6817 or leslie-gannon@uiowa.edu.