Politics & Policy News

  • Thursday, May 21st, 2020

    The Public Policy center welcomes the first of its summer scholars-in-residence teams, Colin Lewis-Beck (visiting assistant professor in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science), and Tom Rice (professor and director of undergraduate studies in the Department of Political Science).

  • Monday, May 18th, 2020

    Distinguished research fellows Corrine Peek-Asa and Caroline Tolbert were named the inaugural honorees of the University of Iowa's new award, the Distinguished University Professor award.

  • Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

    Several of the Public Policy Center's (PPC) research fellows and affiliates were interviewed for "Pandemic Insights," a series of YouTube videos presented by the Obermann Center.

  • Monday, February 3rd, 2020

    Caroline Tolbert spoke with Sean Illing of Vox about her book, Why Iowa? How Caucuses and Sequential Elections Improve the Presidential Nominating Process.

  • Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

    Results of the recently released 2019 Hawkeye Poll show that Elizabeth Warren is gaining a foothold as the front runner among the large field of Democratic candidates in Iowa.

  • Monday, July 1st, 2019

    Tracy Osborn, Director, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Director of the Politics and Policy Research Program, together with Rebecca Kreitzer, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, are continuing their work this summer on "Gender Equality in Public Policy." The two are studying groups wh

  • Thursday, April 11th, 2019

    As part of her recent visit to the University of Iowa campus, National Public Radio's Tamara Keith spent time with some UI students, gauging their feelings about the upcoming 2020 caucus and election

  • Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

    The Public Policy Center is coordinating a Run Up to the Iowa Caucuses series of educational events that relate to the 2020 election and Iowa’s first in the nation caucus.

  • Thursday, May 17th, 2018

    The Public Policy Center welcomed four 2018 Summer Scholars-in-Residence: Aislinn Conrad-Hiebner, Armeda Wojciak, Megan Gilster, Jessica Welburn, and returning 2017 scholar, Rebecca Kreitzer.

  • Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    Tracy Osborn, Director of the PPC's Politics & Policy Research Program, was selected to receive the 2017-18 Collegiate Teaching Award from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.