The John C. Culver Public Policy Center

About the Culver Center

The Culver Center was established at Simpson College to honor the service of John C. Culver, who served the people of Iowa for 16 years in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. Simpson College strives to honor the example of John C. Culver by inspiring young people to pursue careers in service with integrity and moral courage. ... learn more

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Simpson Students Study Political, Civic Engagement at Harvard

“Abby and I were excited to attend the National Campaign conference at Harvard with Seth Andersen and engage with other students from across the country in respectful, open dialogue about the biggest challenges facing our nation and the world,” sophomore Casey Nickel said. More…

Simpson Forum to Explore “Jobs for the Future”

“Today’s college students and adult learners are seeking educational opportunities and skills development that will prepare them for the types of jobs that will be in high demand over the next decade,” remarked Seth Andersen, director of the Culver Public Policy Center at Simpson College. “This forum will explore job market trends against the backdrop of automation, outsourcing, and the gig economy.” More…

Junior Danielle Bates Named Newman Center Fellow

“I hope to learn more tools I can implement on campus to help the Simpson community become more civilly engaged,” Danielle Bates said. “I’m also excited to be part of a lasting network of young professionals who care about civic engagement as much as I do, and that I can support and bounce ideas off.” More…