Public Policy Center

Undergraduate Research Festival

The Public Policy Center, as part of its mission to provide policymakers and the public with information to make our lives and communities thrive in sustainable ways through academic research, hosts events throughout the year to bring together policymakers, academicians, and the public to encourage discourse on relevant topics.




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The Forkenbrock Series on Public Policy

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.  To learn more about the series and upcoming events, click here.



Old Capitol Museum
UI Economic Development - We Mean Business
State Hygienic Laboratory