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  • Inequality Seminar: Keeping workers off the ballot, Feb. 6

    Friday, February 3rd, 2017

    Nick Carnes, associate professor of public policy and political science at Duke University, will present "Keeping workers off the ballot: Electoral gatekeepers and the shortage of candidates from the working class" at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6 in W113 Seashore Hall. Carnes presentation is part of the Inequality Seminar. 

  • League of Women Voters Legislative Forum on Education

    Thursday, January 26th, 2017

    The Social and Education Policy Research program will sponsor the first of three Legislative Forums that the League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC) is hosting in January, February and March. The forums provide an opportunity for dialogue between legislators and their constituents in Johnson County. The topic of the first forum is education and will be moderated by Syndy Conger, President of LWVJC.

  • Damiano Weighs in on Repeal of ACA on IPR's River to River

    Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

    As many as 230,000 Iowans could be left without health care if the repeal of the Affordable Care Act is carried through, as reported by Ben Kieffer in yesterday's (January 24) edition of Iowa Public Radio's River to River. PPC Director Pete Damiano joined the show to share his expertise on the subject. To listen to the full interview, click here.

  • A Relational Lens for the Study of Inequality, by Sarah Bruch

    Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

    Social and Education Policy Research Program director Sarah Bruch contributed a piece to the Social Science Research Council Series on Inequality.

  • Askelson Quoted in Article on Defunding Planned Parenthood

    Monday, January 23rd, 2017

    Natoshia Askelson, a researcher for the PPC's Health Policy Research Program and assistant professor at the UI College of Public Health, was quoted in a Quad-City Times article on defunding Planned Parenthood.

  • Heeren Presents Poster at AcademyHealth Conference

    Friday, January 20th, 2017

    Research Assistant Tessa Heeren presented a poster at the AcademyHealth National Health Policy Conference, January 30-31 in Washington DC. 

  • Frisvold Featured on Ethical Perspectives on the News

    Thursday, January 19th, 2017

    David Frisvold, PPC Scholar in Residence and Associate Professor of Economics, appeared on Ethical Perspectives on the News last Sunday (January 15) to discuss Charter Schools, Vouchers, and the Common Good. 

    The topic was discussed among a panel made up of Frisvold, Todd Dorman (Cedar Rapids Gazette), and Sara Hale Keuseman (UI College of Education), moderated by the show's host, Scott Samuelson. 

    To view the discussion, click here.

  • Iowa City Community School District Task Force Report Released

    Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

    A task force under the guidance of Social and Education Policy Research Program director, Sarah Bruch, has provided recommendations for achieving equity for students within the Iowa City School District.

  • Using Evidence-Based Practice: A Webinar for Public Health Practitioners and Community Partners

    Thursday, January 5th, 2017

    Health Policy researcher Natoshia Askelson will present in a webinar sponsored by the UI College of Public Health, The Midwestern Public Health Training Center, and the Prevention Research Center.

  • The Pubic Policy Center's 2015-16 Annual Report

    Monday, December 19th, 2016

    The 2015-16 annual report for the Public Policy Center highlights accomplishments of the past year, and gives a preview of next year's goals and events.

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