Past Events

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | 5 - 7:30pm
Millions of Americans experience hunger and food insecurity on a daily basis. Hunger has long-term impacts on child and human development, physical and mental health, social productivity, and community well-being. Yet, despite its wide-ranging consequences, hunger remains an issue that is too often...
Wednesday, June 15, 2011 | 6 - 8pm
University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) 6001 Dodge Street Room: 132D Omaha, Nebraska 68182 What are food deserts? Why do they exist? And more importantly, what can be done about them? According to the US Centers for Disease Control, a food desert is an...
Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | 4 - 6pm
Screening of the documentary “An Inconvenient Tax,” followed by a discussion with film director Vincent Vittorio and Professor John Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Business Administration. “An Inconvenient Tax” explores the history of the income tax and brings to light the causes...
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | 5 - 6:30pm
With the continued deployment of U.S. troops abroad, the over 200,000 women serving in the armed forces continue to play a vital role in all military operations. However, the service and achievements of women in the military have often gone unrecognized or unreported, and servicewomen do experience...
Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 7 - 8:30pm
Featuring: James Bowman, The Ethics and Public Policy Center Jarrod Chlapowski, Human Rights Campaign Sponsored by: Thomas C. Sorensen Public Policy Seminar Series American Democracy Project Locke and Key Society Since 1993, openly gay individuals have been prohibited from serving in the United...
Monday, April 20, 2009 | 3 - 4pm
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center and University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications presented the premiere screening of “Renewable Energy and Nebraska’s Future” on Monday, April 20, at the Mary Riepma Ross Theater. “Renewable Energy and Nebraska’s Future”...
Friday, April 17, 2009 | 3 - 4pm
Ben Nelson In continuing celebration of the Public Policy Center’s 10-year anniversary, on Friday, April 17, Senator Ben Nelson gave a speech entitled, “Civic Engagement and Public Participation: Democracy’s April Showers and May Flowers.” The talk was held at the City Campus Student Union...
Thursday, November 6, 2008 | 3 - 4pm
On Thursday, November 6, the PPC hosted a presentation and discussion about climate change legislation and opportunities for Nebraska. Read more for the PowerPoints and a program description. Files and presentations: Full Audio Of The Event David Hawkins – The Fundamentals of Climate Change...
Thursday, October 9, 2008 | 3 - 4pm
On Thursday, October 9, 2008, Senators Hagel and Kerrey spoke candidly about the United States’ struggle to reform health care and looking forward to what must be done to ensure health care for all. This free event was proudly sponsored by AARP, Prairie Fire newspaper, and the University of Nebraska...
Thursday, November 8, 2007 | 3 - 4pm
About “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Policy is the better-known name of Pub.L. 103-160, a federally mandated set of laws regarding homosexuality in the US military that was first enacted in 1993. The policy prohibits “the presence in the armed forces of persons who demonstrate a propensity or intent to...
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | 3 - 4pm
About For the first time in its eleven-year history, in 2006 the Annual Nebraska Rural Poll surveyed nearly 2,500 residents of rural Nebraska on their perceptions and opinions about immigration. In particular, respondents were asked about their thoughts on the increase in immigration from Latin...
Monday, January 15, 2007 | 3 - 4pm
About Jane Elliot is an internationally renowned teacher, lecturer, and diversity trainer who presented this Seminar in the City Campus Union. She is famous for her classroom experiment, “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes.” Invented in response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., the experiment...
Wednesday, September 6, 2006 | 3 - 4pm
About Nearly a year after the storms hit, the UNL Institute for Ethnic Studies and the Public Policy Center hosted a panel of three Katrina survivors to talk about their experiences during and after the storm. Although geographically distant from the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, Nebraska...
Tuesday, September 5, 2006 | 3 - 4pm
About At this Thomas C. Sorensen Forum for Political Leadership, panel members representing Lincoln/Lancaster County-area human service and disaster response agencies discussed local Katrina-response initiatives. This was co-sponsored with the UNL College of Arts and Sciences and UNL Institute of...
Wednesday, November 9, 2005 | 3 - 4pm
About As Henrik Ibsen once said, “A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.” In a changing world, leadership is exceptionally important to keep rural communities thriving. This seminar focused on rural leadership and rural policy issues with a dynamic discussion...
Monday, October 24, 2005 | 3 - 4pm
About Concerns for community vitality abound in communities as small as a small town in western Nebraska or an area as urban as Lincoln. There is ample evidence that the economic and educational vitality of a community is related to its general health, and especially to the community’s civic health...
Thursday, March 31, 2005 | 3 - 4pm
About Although it is still true that some of the poorest communities in the US are tribal communities, in the past several decades numerous American Indian tribes across the country have been developing extremely successful commercial and entrepreneurial enterprises. This economic growth is related...
Saturday, October 9, 2004 | 3 - 4pm
About Session 1: American Power in a Fractured World For the first session, Professor Paul Kennedy discussed the contemporary role in the 21st Century global community. His presentation touched on the themes particularly relevant to the international stage: ideological divisions, strategic decision...
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 | 3 - 4pm
About This Forum for Political Leadership is an effort to address the difficulties in enabling capable men and women to enter public life. Each election cycle, residents of Nebraska express concern about the shortage of candidates for both elected public office and volunteer positions, while...
Friday, January 23, 2004 | 3 - 4pm
About With ongoing United States involvement in the Middle East, South Asia, and Eastern Europe, frequent reference to the term “nation-building” is made by policymakers, commentators, and journalists. What exactly does “nation-building” mean? Why is it important? Foreign policy and international...