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: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Time: 11 a.m. - noon Location: The Harkin Institute, 2429 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 *This event is exclusive to Drake University students* Drake University students, join us on Wednesday, November 28, for an...read more
Date: November 29, 2018 Time: 7-8:30 PM Location: Sheslow Auditorium, Drake University, 2507 University Ave. Renowned political analyst Charlie Cook is returning to Des Moines for his annual discussion with The Harkin Institute just in time to answer all...read more