Politics & Policy
  • 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.

  • Friday, December 7th, 2012

    Politics and Policy researcher Frederick Boehmke was featured on Boston Public Radio on Thursday, December 6 to discuss his recent research with colleague Paul Skinner on how innovative states are and which states are the most and least innovative in the United States.

  • Monday, November 26th, 2012

    Which states are first to try new policies and adopt new regulations, and which hang back, adopting a 'wait and see' approach? Frederick Boehmke and Paul Skinner design an analysis to find out.
  • Thursday, November 1st, 2012

    The latest Hawkeye Poll shows Mitt Romney with a razor-thin 45.2 - 44.4 percent lead over President Obama among likely Iowa voters. Read more >