The Harkin Institute hosts several events dedicated to Drake University students each semester to help introduce them to the institute and careers available to them in public service and other areas related to government relations and public policy.
Student Luncheons and Receptions
The Harkin Institute hosts four student luncheons or receptions each semester. These events are small, intimate hour-long opportunities for students to visit with an accomplished government, nonprofit, journalism, political or public policy leader. The guests of honor informally discuss their career, share information, answer questions, provide advice, and get to know the students. All events are held at The Harkin Institute with food provided and a business casual dress code.
Late in 2016, The Harkin Institute launched a series called Coffee Talk to bring young professionals to Drake University to meet informally over breakfast with students. The program is similar in structure to the institute’s Student Luncheon and Reception Series but differs by bringing guests who are earlier in their professional careers and may be doing good work that relates more closely to students’ short-term goals.
Upcoming Student Events
Date: July 10, 2019 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement and Heath Lee, the first of three authors participating in the...read more
Date: July 17, 2019 Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Location: State Historical Building, 600 E. Locust St., Des Moines, IA 50309 Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement and Richard Gergel, the second of three authors participating in the...read more