• Monday, January 27th, 2020

    From WNYC Studios in New York City, The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history and its grip on our future.

  • Saturday, January 25th, 2020

    This forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between legislators and their constituents in Johnson County. The legislators will present summaries of critical issues before their respective houses, particularly those of interest to them. Senators Joe Bolkcom, Kevin Kinney and Zach Wahls, and Representatives David Jacoby, Bob Kaufmann, Vicki Lensing, Mary Mascher and Amy Nielsen have been invited.

  • Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event.

    Mr. Astrit Zemaj, the Deputy Director General of the Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs, along with Mr. Bujar Maxhuni, Minister Counselor with the Department for NATO and Security within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are visiting the state of Iowa and the Consulate of the Republic of Kosovo located in Des Moines. While they are in Iowa the will be presenting perspectives on Kosovo history and its national security to a general audience at the University of Iowa.

  • Thursday, January 9th, 2020

    This session is intended for anyone who will be running jobs on Argon.  The training session covers the following aspects:

  • Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

    This introductory class will cover the basic elements in Python data analytics and provide hands-on practice. The topics to be covered include an introduction to data analytics and Python, Python basics for data analysis, and data preparation/exploration/visualization using widely used data analytics libraries in Python. Participants will also be able to learn how to take advantage of an interactive web-based data analytics environment called Jupyter Notebook. No prior experience in Python is necessary for this class.

  • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

    This hands on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed.

  • Monday, January 6th, 2020

    This introductory course in Stata will cover the basics of data preparation and manipulation in Stata. Topics addressed will include importing data, merging and combining data sets, cleaning data, variables, variable manipulations, loops, and data visualization.

  • Sunday, December 15th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is pleased to once again support this event! 

    Come out to the Mill and support feeding a  holiday meal to 1500+ families in need by the CommUnity Food Bank. International Blues Champion Kevin Burt will headline the evening after having recently toured Europe. HomeBrewed will play their mix of old and new bluesy Rock'n Roll as well as some new original music.

  • Thursday, December 12th, 2019

    Students of PPC's scholar-in-residence, Carrie Schuettpelz, will present their policy recommendations to their client, the city of Keokuk, IA, as part of the course she teaches, Public Policy and Persuasion (RHET:3560 / POLI:3560). Their presentations on "Abandoned Housing and Squatters" and "Housing Inspections and Tenant Rights" will take place from 11:00am - 12:15pm on December 10, in 14 Schaeffer Hall.

  • Wednesday, December 11th, 2019

    The PPC is proud to support this luncheon series.