The Burden of Gun Violence: Trends and Policy Solutions

October 23, 2019
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The Graduate Hotel, Wayne Ballroom, Downtown Iowa City

This event brought together a panel of experts to discuss the burden of American gun violence and the potential for evidence-based public policy solutions.

The PPC’s Crime & Justice Policy research program, directed by Mark Berg, hosted this panel as part of the Run Up to the 2020 Caucus – a series designed to examine different policy topics that will be discussed during the campaign.

Topics included:

  • Gun violence trends in the United States
  • Gender, intimate partners, and gun violence
  • Regulation of guns and gun markets
  • Violence reduction strategies and their effectiveness for reducing suicide and criminal violence

To view KCRG-TV coverage of this event, click here.

To listen to the Q&A discussion on Iowa Public Radio's River to River, click here.


The University of Iowa School of Social Work is offering free CEU credit to social workers and other helping professionals who attended this event. Click here for the CEU request form.  




October 24, 2019

Panel Discussion
Senior Research Fellow Harvard Kennedy School of Government
Terry Sanford Professor Emeritus Duke University
Curators' Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Missouri - St. Louis
Curators' Distinguished Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice University of Missouri - St. Louis
The Forkenbrock Series provides a forum for dialogue about policy areas from applied, academic, and interdisciplinary perspectives. The series was established in honor of David Forkenbrock, a nationally recognized transportation researcher. Dr. Forkenbrock established the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa in 1987 and directed the Center until 2007. His vision was to enable public and private sector decision makers to work with faculty, staff, and student researchers to explore solutions to complex problems related to the public interest.
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