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.
Renowned political analyst Charlie Cook is returning to Des Moines for his annual discussion with The Harkin Institute just in time to answer all of your-post election questions.
The Harkin Institute is collecting submissions through November 14 for a report that will highlight various wellness and nutrition initiatives and programs throughout the country that strategically connect food systems with health and wellness.
D.C. Experience Scholarship
Drake student Lauren Goetze is interning with the Peace Corps in Washington, D.C., this summer. She received a scholarship from The Harkin Institute to help cover living and travel expenses.
Harkin report highlights community wellness successes
The first Harkin on Wellness Report provides detailed information and best practices for how communities and organizations can invest in health.