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.

2020 HOW Symposium

Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement for the 2020 Harkin on Wellness Symposium on April 14.

2019 HOW Report

The 2019 Harkin on Wellness Report shares best practices for how communities and organizations can invest in health.

Apply: D.C. Experience Scholarship

Let The Harkin Institute cover your housing and travel costs.

Apply now for Summer 2020! This scholarship is available to undergraduate students with financial need.

Disability Employment Journal


Harkin International Disability Employment Journal

Learn more about key takeaways from the 2018 Harkin Summit, including core concepts, ideas, and best practices.

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Join our student employee program

The Harkin Institute is hiring two undergraduates for our communications team.

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.