Politics & 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.

  • Friday, October 28th, 2016

    During the 2016 election, the buzz about sexism, gender stereotyping, discrimination and sexual assault has been electric. Can a woman win the U.S. presidency, the last remaining vestige of male-only American national politics, despite these obstacles? Perhaps this question is only half of what we as the American public should be asking, however.

  • Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

    When Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off against Republican Donald Trump in the election for 45th President of the United States, the debate broke viewership records as the most watched in U.S. history. 2016 is by any definition a critical election.

  • Thursday, October 20th, 2016

    This October and November, voters in Iowa City will have the opportunity to vote on a ballot measure to reduce the number of signatures required to qualify an initiative or referendum for the ballot. 

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    In the 2016 election, when we think of “environmental issues,” we typically consider issues like global warming or fracking. However, environmental issues can tie into national security policy, too. 

  • Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

    WalletHub ranked the most and least powerful voters in the upcoming presidential election. Iowa was one of the top ten most powerful states. Tracy Osborn, Director of the Politics and Policy Research Program and associate professor of political science, commented on voting.

  • Thursday, October 13th, 2016

    As part of our Run Up to the 2016 Election series, we've started a blog to introduce the work of the researchers in our Politics and Policy Research Program. 

  • Friday, September 23rd, 2016

    Fred Boehmke, director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center and professor of political science, recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation.