Politics & Policy
  • Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

    This summer, the UI Public Policy Center is hosting three researchers for the inaugural Summer Scholars Program.

  • Monday, May 8th, 2017

    In this special edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer co-moderates a discussion with Lynn Hicks of the Des Moines Register. The conversation features a panel of guests with expertise in U.S. China relations.

  • Thursday, April 13th, 2017

    As Iowa Governor Terry Branstad prepares to take his post as U.S. ambassador to China, join us for “China, Iowa, and diplomacy in the Trump administration,” a panel and Q&A, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, May 3, in Shambaugh Auditorium in the University of Iowa Main Library, 125 West Washington Street. 

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Iowa Public Radio host Ben Kieffer talks with David Daley, former editor-in-chief of Salon magazine who has written about redistricting, and Tracy Osborn, an associate professor of political science and director of the PPC's Politics and Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa. 

  • Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

    Tracy Osborn, director of the Politics and Policy Research Program, and Jonathan Winburn from the University of Mississippi talk to KGAN's Iowa In Focus Host Kevin Barry about how redistricting has been around for centuries, but was used to an extreme never seen before around 2010.

  • Thursday, February 16th, 2017

    The Public Policy Center hosted "Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" on Wednesday, Feb. 15. David Daley and John Winburn discussed the polarizing effects of redistricting. The discussion was moderated by Tracy Osborn, director of the PPC's Politics and Policy program and associate professor of political science. 
  • Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

    The University of Iowa Public Policy Center, with support from the UI Department of Political Science, hosted “Is Redistricting Polarizing America?" at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Old Capitol Senate Chambers as part of the Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy.

  • Monday, November 7th, 2016

    The photographs in this portfolio are from more than 3,000 shots by Jon Winet and Allen Spore for “Power2016,” a hybrid art-journalism project that traveled in July to document and provide commentary at the Republican and Democratic parties’ national political conventions in Cleveland and Philadelphia.

  • Friday, November 4th, 2016

    Politics and Policy researcher Nicholas Grossman shares information about a vital foreign policy issue, the fight against ISIS. Why do we include this in a blog about the election? This issue is likely to be one of the first problems our next president deals with in the Oval Office. With the election in the news, the new offensive against ISIS isn’t getting much attention, but this blog will fill in knowledge gaps.

  • Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

    Women and men turned out one week before Election Day to discuss the role of women in politics, from legislative seats to the executive suite.

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