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.

Harkin on Wellness Symposium: Preventive Care & Policy


March 21, 2018

Join The Harkin Institute and a group of experts to discuss the importance of preventive care and community health.


2016-17 Annual Report


The Harkin Institute has released its 2016-17 Annual Report, full of updates and highlights from the past year.


D.C. Experience Scholarship


Application Deadline: March 9, 2018

The Harkin Institute’s D.C. Experience Scholarship provides financial support for Drake undergraduates pursuing summer internships in Washington, D.C.


Brief: New climate change report shows humans' impact on the environment



In the wake of the new Climate Science Special Report (NCA4) we need to take a moment to consider how our diet impacts the environment.

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