Our promise is to improve the lives of all Americans by giving policymakers access to high-quality information and engaging citizens as active participants in the formation of public policy.

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is located at Drake University and serves as a venue and catalyst for dynamic non-partisan research, learning, and outreach to promote understanding of the policy issues to which Senator Tom Harkin devoted his career.

Sussman Lecture Series

October 30, 2017

Columbia, SC Mayor Benjamin to discuss the evolving role of American mayors, challenges facing cities.

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Establishing Food Security: How Policy and Science Can Work Together

October 19, 2017

This year marks the second of an annual series of lectures orchestrated by the senior student staffers of The Harkin Institute.

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The Harkin Summit LogoNovember 2-3, 2017 – Washington D.C.
Working to increase the employment of people with disabilities.

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Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: 515-271-3623

Fax Number: 515-271-3631

Email: harkininstitute@drake.edu

Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.