2010 Policy Matters: Scholarly and Practical Perspectives on Contemporary Problems
Ever wonder what academics are really up to? Now you can find out for free. The Public Policy Center is joining with the UI History Department to offer an unprecedented series of public forums featuring nationally recognized experts to share their perspectives on pressing domestic policy issues. Topics will include Health Care, Poverty, Energy, and Economic Development, among others. Each session, UI experts will provide a background introduction to the topic of the week. This will be followed by a discussion involving policy practitioners, legislators, and advocates, and questions from the audience. Course resources such as PowerPoint presentations and audiocasts will be available on this website following each session. Classes begin January 27, 2010, and take place every Wednesday from 6:30-8:20 in Shambaugh Auditorium at the UI Main Library. Weekly sessions are free and open to the public. These sessions will also be offered to students for credit. “Policy Matters” is cross-listed by Political Science (course number 30:129) and History (course number 16:115).