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The Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake University is located at 2800 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311.


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.

Policy on Tap

Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement and the Drake Chapter of the American Pharmacists Association for a panel discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic will shape the future of public health.

Construction Update

The new Harkin Institute building at dusk. Light shines through the two-story windows and the two-story ramp can be seen through the window.

Recent progress on the new Institute building

Remembering NAC member Steve Roberts

The Harkin Institute has lost a special member of our Institute family.

Address: 2800 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 271-3623

Fax Number: (515) 271-3631


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.