• Monday, December 2nd, 2019

    The PPC is proud to collaborate with Kirkwood Community College on this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series.

  • Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to support this luncheon series. 

    As a great power on both the regional and global levels, China’s foreign policy has unique impact on Northeast Asian affairs. What is Beijing seeking through its policy toward Northeast Asian states? What does it mean for the Sino-U.S. relationship? This presentation will provide an overview of these issues and shed light on the interests and challenges of China’s foreign policy in East Asia Area.   

  • Friday, November 15th, 2019

    2:30pm - 3:20pm

    In this workshop you’ll learn to create, customize, and distribute Qualtrics surveys. There will be an overview of basic elements of Qualtrics and a demonstration of building a Qualtrics survey. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop and follow along. No knowledge of Qualtrics is required.  

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  • Thursday, November 14th, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

  • Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series of events.

    Divided We Fall is a docu-series that shows ordinary Americans with diverse political viewpoints wrestling with what it truly means to be an American, the divides that confront us, and what we can do to bridge the gaps.

  • Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

    11:00am - 12:15pm

    This workshop will provide a tutorial on multilevel models (also known as hierarchical linear models). This workshop will cover how to conduct multilevel analyses using both R and Stata with continuous and binary dependent variables. We assume that participants have no prior knowledge of multilevel modeling and only basic familiarity with R and Stata. Example code will be provided.

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  • Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to sponsor this luncheon series.

    Lisa Angyal is a journalist from Sydney, Australia, living in the Iowa City Area. She is currently a Contributing Editor at Prior to January 2019, Angyal was the founding Deputy Opinion Editor at Before launching the Opinion section, she spent two years as HuffPosts’s Senior Front Page Editor. During her time working at HuffPost, Angyal covered a variety of topics, from politics to popular opinion to classical ballet, as well as working on the 2016 Olympic gymnastics coverage. 

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

    5:30pm - 6:45pm

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor this event as part of our Run Up to the Caucus series.

    Professor Tracy Osborn, UI Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, will lead this Passport Project class. The event is free and open to the public, Wednesday, November 6 at 4:30pm.

  • Wednesday, November 6th, 2019

    2:00pm - 3:15pm

    In this workshop you will learn how to use Sklearn Python package, which is a package for data mining using several machine learning algorithms. You will learn the mechanisms of how the algorithms work to predict the future events derived from given datasets, and how to integrate into Python codes to construct models and evaluate the predictions. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptops to follow along.