• Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

    PPC Summer Scholar Brian Ekdale presented his work, "Personalization Algorithms and Online Radicalization: A Mixed Methods Approach." The talk focused on an interdisciplinary, multi-institutional collaborative research project that examines the relationship between social media algorithms and extreme ideological beliefs. 

    You can view his presentation here:

  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

    The virtual conference will be held on Wednesday November 18, 2020 from 9:00am-5:00pm CDT

    The agenda is covering a variety of topics including nutrition, and physical activity as they related to children.  A sampling of presentation titles include:

  • Friday, October 23rd, 2020

    The Public Policy Center is proud to co-sponsor this event with the UI Center for Human Rights.


    Noon -opening remarks - Paul Pate, Iowa Secretary of State

    12:10 - 1:00pm  - Keynote "Protecting the Right to Vote in 2020" - Sophia Kin Latin, National Deputy Director, Voting Rights Project ACLU

    1:15 - 2:30pm - "In Conversation: Barriers to Voting and How We Can Overcome Them" - Deidre DeJear, Moderator

  • Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

    The PPC hosted a virtual panel discussion on voter access and election administration and security. Video of the event is available.

  • Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

    The PPC is proud to support the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council online programming.

    Join us online for a program from Elizabeth Bernal and Nicole Novak, who will speak to us on "Promoting Health and Wellbeing and Reducing inequalities in Iowa: Immigration Policy, Stress, and Community Health"

  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this event with the UI Lecture Committee.

    Ezra Klein is the editor-at-large and founder of Vox. Before that, he was columnist and editor at the Washington Post, a policy analyst at MSNBC, and a contributor to Bloomberg. He’s written for the New Yorker and the New York Review of Books, and appeared on Face the Nation, Real Time with Bill Maher, The McLaughlin Report, the Daily Show, and many more.

    The event will be streamed live, and can be viewed here.

  • Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

    The PPC is proud to co-sponsor this public forum webinar with the UI Department of Political Science.

    Join us for a webinar public forum where important topics about the upcoming 2020 election will be discussed. Our panel of election experts will provide insights into the election and answer your questions. Please register to receive a link:

  • Friday, October 16th, 2020

    This webinar is part of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-sponsored Theme Year series, called "Pursuing Racial Justice at the University of Iowa." In this collaborative 2020-21 series, faculty, students, and staff are exploring—through cross-disciplinary and intersectional lenses—how the UI's history as a predominantly white institution has shaped:

  • Thursday, October 15th, 2020 to Friday, October 16th, 2020

    Learn to write winning grant proposals at these half-day virtual sessions sponsored by the Research Development Office in the Office of the Vice President for Research. The event will be presented by John D. Robertson, PhD, a managing member of Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops.

  • Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

    PPC summer scholar Megan Ronnenberg studied the prevalence of childcare hardship in Iowa, and identifying groups at higher risk. She will be presenting her findings next week at a lunch and learn. All are welcome to join! More about her research here.

    Please email for Zoom link and password.