The Harkin Institute hosts regular events and programs, most frequently at its home at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. These special events, including lectures, receptions, and more, are focused not only around the Institute’s four focus areas (Labor and Employment, People with Disabilities, Retirement Security, and Wellness and Nutrition) but also cover content related to other various issues affecting social justice, fairness, and opportunity.
Date: June 7-8, 2022 Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland The Harkin International Disability Employment Summit is traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland! The Harkin Institute is partnering with the Northern Ireland Executive’s Department of Communities to...read more
This webinar was recorded on December 2, 2021. Renowned American political analyst Charlie Cook joined The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University on December 2, 2020. Cook shared his insights on the 2020 presidential election, the...read more
This webinar was recorded on December 16, 2021. The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement partnered with the Zero Project and the National Center on Disability and Journalism to host a conversation with Amanda Morris, the New York Times' first...read more
This webinar was recorded on October 14, 2021. Author and professor Annette Gordon-Reed delivered the virtual Sussman Lecture, On Juneteenth, on Thursday, October 14. Gordon-Reed is one of the most authoritative voices on race and history in America and the first...read more