Politics & Policy
  • 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.

  • Friday, September 16th, 2016

    University of Iowa International Relations Professor and Public Policy Center researcher Nicholas Grossman talks 9/11, terrorism in politics and national security with Iowa In Focus Host Kevin Barry.

  • Monday, August 8th, 2016

    Fred Boehmke, director of the Iowa Social Science Research Center and professor of political science, received a grant from the National Science Foundation. The $420,000 grant will fund two years of research at the University of Iowa and three other universities – Penn State, Notre Dame and the University of Massachusetts.

  • Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

    Jim Leach, a faculty member in the Politics and Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Program, will present "What is Precedented and Unprecedented in American Politics" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15 at the Englert Theatre, 221 E. Washington Street. The lecture is a part of the UI Alumni Association's Lifelong Learning series.

  • Friday, October 30th, 2015

    The results of the University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll show presidential candidates Ben Carson and Hilary Clinton leading in the caucus poll, but predict a Clinton-Trump face off in the general election.
  • Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

    The Political Networks Section of the American Political Science Association recently recognized Frederick J. Boehmke with the 2013 Best Conference Paper in Political Networks prize for his article "Inferring Policy Diffusion Networks in the American States," co-authored with Jeffrey J. Harden and Bruce Desmarais.

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