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.

We're Hiring!

The Harkin Institute is excited to launch a search for a new full-time Director of Operations. We seek an individual who is a motivated and independent professional.

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Annual Report FY 2023

The Harkin Institute Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2023 is out now!

Let The Harkin Institute cover your D.C. internship costs!

Apply now for The Harkin Institute’s D.C. Experience scholarships, which can help cover living and travel expenses related to your summer internship in Washington, D.C.

Naturalization Ceremony

Photos from the Naturalization Ceremony at the Tom and Ruth Harkin Center on 9-15-23!

Address: 2800 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 271-3623

Email: harkininstitute@drake.edu

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