Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy
The Public Policy Center, with the Iowa Board of Regents and College of Law, are hosting a discussion series on issues facing our state and the nation.Read More ▸
The PPC hosted a virtual panel discussion on voter access and election administration and security. Video of the event is available.Read More ▸
The Public Policy Center will host an online forum to explore the COVID-related research being done on the UI campus, and brainstorm ways in which social science researchers might collaborate.Read More ▸
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.Read More ▸
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.Read More ▸
Policy Challenges for Iowa and the Nation: A Discussion Series
October 14th, 2021
Levitt Center for University Advancement and Livestream (see link)
Access to Voting: What Does Research Tell Us?
October 22nd, 2020
COVID-19 Collaboration: a Forum for UI Social Scientists
June 2nd, 2020
ZOOM -registration link in story
United States of Anxiety: Building a Multiracial Democracy in 2020
January 27th, 2020
Levitt Center for University Advancement
The Burden of Gun Violence: Trends and Policy Solutions
October 23rd, 2019
The Graduate Hotel, Wayne Ballroom, Downtown Iowa City
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 PPC at the University of Iowa in 1987. 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. Dr. Forkenbrock died in 2008 of complications from lymphoma.