Events

 
  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

    Set your New Year’s Resolution for a new design on life and let visiting associate professor David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

    Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

  • Wednesday, January 27th, 2021

    The Public Policy Center is proud to support this event hosted by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies.

    How can artists and scholars help the nation contend with the peril in which we find ourselves—starting with our own campuses? 

  • Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

    Please join us for “Contributions of anthropogenic warming to loss of vegetation health during the 2012-2015 U.S. West Coast drought,” by Summer Scholar Matt Dannenberg.

  • Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

    The PPC is proud to support this event, sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee. The virtual discussion with the former Chairman of the Republican National Committee Michael Steele, moderated by Jim Leach.

  • Friday, February 19th, 2021

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this Iowa City Darwin Day event. 

  • Saturday, January 23rd, 2021

    The League of Women Voters of Johnson County will host a Legislative Forum Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m., and will focus on education issues. 

  • Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

    Set your New Year’s Resolution for a new design on life and let visiting associate professor David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

    Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

  • Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

    Set your New Year’s Resolution for a new design on life and let visiting associate professor David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

    Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

  • Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

    Set your New Year’s Resolution for a new design on life and let visiting associate professor David Gould (92MA) help you set the course.

    Sign up to participate in a multi-part course designed to help you think about maximizing your experiences and reaching your goals. Meeting on Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. CST, this course includes featured guest speakers, inspirational readings, reflective assignments, and group discussion. 

  • Thursday, December 17th, 2020

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event with the League of Women Voters of Johnson County. Join us for a panel discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed interactions with elected officials, and how and when to effectively communicate with them in this new environment.

    Invited Panelists:

    • United States Congressman Dave Loebsack 
    • Iowa State Senator Joe Bolkcom
    • Iowa State Representative Mary Mascher
    • Johnson County Supervisor Lisa Green-Douglass
    • Iowa City Mayor Bruce Teague

     

  • Wednesday, December 9th, 2020

    The Office of Sustainability is hosting two informational lunch and learn sessions in December for UI community members to learn about sustainability topics.   These sessions are free and open to the public, and will happen virtually over Zoom. We hope that you can attend, and that you will share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues who might be interested in learning about the following topic:

     

    Transit on Campus: How to Get Around on Campus and Beyond (feature the Transit App!)

  • Monday, December 7th, 2020

    Please join us for a special reading with Erin Brokovich to discuss her new book, Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It, in conversation with University of Iowa's Director of Graduate Studies in Civil and Environmental Engineering, David Cwiertny.  They will also be joined by Brockovich's co-author, Suzanne Boothby.

    To join this virtual event, register here.

  • Monday, December 7th, 2020

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event with the League of Women Voters of Johnson County.

    University of Iowa professional women will participate a panel discussion: Gigi Meenakshi Durham, Media and Gender Studies; Beth Livingston, College of Business; and Adrien K. Wing, College of Law.  Lynette Marshall of the University of IowaCenter for Advancement will moderate the program.

  • Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020

    The Office of Sustainability is hosting two informational lunch and learn sessions in December for UI community members to learn about sustainability topics.   These sessions are free and open to the public, and will happen virtually over Zoom. We hope that you can attend, and that you will share this opportunity with your friends and colleagues who might be interested in learning about the following topic:

    Getting Outdoors: Iowa City Area Trails System

    When: December 2, 2020 at 12:00 pm to 12:30pm

  • Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

    Please join us for a Lunch and Learn with PPC Summer Scholar Brian Ekdale. Brian will present his work, "Personalization Algorithms and Online Radicalization: A Mixed Methods Approach." This talk will focus on an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative research project that examines the relationship between social media algorithms and extreme ideological beliefs. 

    Register in advance for this meeting:

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