Date: Saturday, October 2
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Tom and Ruth Harkin Center, 2800 University Ave., Des Moines (Across the street from Cowles Library)

Drake University students, join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement on Saturday, Oct. 2, for our exclusive Young Professional Brunch with nationally recognized pollster J. Ann Selzer, who has been referred to as “the best pollster in politics” by FiveThirtyEight.

When: Saturday, October 2, 9-11 a.m.

Where: Tom and Ruth Harkin Center, 2800 University Ave., (across the street from Cowles Library).

This event is open to Drake University undergraduate and graduate students. Registration is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Only 25 spots are available, so sign up now!


Meet J. Ann Selzer

J. Ann Selzer has worked in polling for more than three decades. Her career began at The Des Moines Register in 1987 and began her own company, Selzer and Company, in 1994, currently serving as the president. She has been in charge of the nationally-renowned Iowa Poll since her start at the Register.

Selzer’s polling in Iowa has consistently been the most accurate of all available polling. Selzer’s polling accurately predicted Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in the Iowa Caucuses and closely mirrored the results of the Presidential Election in Iowa in 2016 and 2020.


Young Professional Lunch and Brunch Series

The Harkin Institute’s student brunches and events offer intimate opportunities for Drake University students to learn from industry leaders about their careers and gain advice about future career opportunities. Past participants have included U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, United Way of Central Iowa President Elisabeth Buck and Delta Dental President and CEO Jeff Russell.


COVID-19 Guidelines

The Harkin Institute adheres to Drake University’s COVID-19 guidelines. Masks will be required when not eating or drinking. The event may be subject to change to meet any updated Drake COVID-19 guidelines.

Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 Phone: 515-271-3623 Fax Number: 515-271-3631 Email: Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.