• Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

    Frances Moore Lappé is the author of several books including EcoMind, Hope’s Edge, World Hunger: Twelve Myths, and the bestselling Diet for a Small Planet

  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

    Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 18 books including the bestseller Diet for a Small Planet, which has sold three million copies.

  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

    Sara McLaughlin Mitchell, Professor, Political Science

    Vicki L. Hesli, Professor, Political Science

  • Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

  • Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

    Kevin Leicht, Chair, Sociology, Director, ISRC

    Kristi Fiztpatrick, Associate Director, ISRC

    Lisa Werner, Field Director, ISRC

    Frederick Boehmke, Associate Professor, Political Science, Faculty Advisor, Hawkeye Poll

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  • Thursday, September 8th, 2011 to Friday, October 7th, 2011

    PPC Director Pete Damiano taught an eight hour class on health care and health care reform as part of the Senior College. Topics covered included: organization and financing of health care in the U.S., international health system comparison, principles of insurance-public and private, health care reform and the Accountable Care Act.

  • Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

    Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich kicked off the Public Policy Center's fall semester for the Forkenbrock Series and give the University of Iowa Lecture Committee's Distinguished Lecture for 2010-2011.

  • Monday, August 22nd, 2011 to Friday, May 11th, 2012

    The University of Iowa designated 2011-12 as the "Year of Political Discourse." The goal was to take advantage of the heightened political atmosphere of the national election to emphasize the importance of reasonable discussion to the urgent issues of our time, particularly as they apply to the University environment.

  • Sunday, January 30th, 2011 to Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

    With the country just beginning to emerge from its worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the need for carefully crafted public policy has never been more critical. The Public Policy Center is joining with the UI History Department to offer its second annual series of public forums featuring nationally recognized experts to share their perspectives on pressing domestic policy issues. Topics will include the Economy, Productive Democracy, Political Organizing in the Digital Age, and many more.

  • Wednesday, October 20th, 2010 to Friday, October 22nd, 2010

    Balanced Lives: Best Policies for the New Economy brought together experts from government, academia, business, and the community to explore ways to make our lives more rewarding in a sustainable way.