News

Our news section is dedicated to sharing pertinent information about these key issue areas, stories about individuals affiliated with and affected by policies in these areas, as well as news about The Harkin Institute itself.

Drake Archivist Bibens elected president of ACSC

Drake University Political Papers Archivist Hope Bibens has been elected to serve as president of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). Bibens, who has worked for Drake since 2014, is responsible for curating the Political Papers...

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Meet our 2019 Harkin on Wellness Designees

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement has awarded its 2019 Harkin on Wellness Designee to 10 community health initiatives throughout the country for their work strategically connecting food systems with health and wellness. The Harkin...

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Ternus receives Drake Distinguished Alumni Award

Ternus receives Drake Distinguished Alumni Award

Marsha Ternus, chairwoman of The Harkin Institute’s National Advisory Council, is the 2019 recipient of Drake University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, the top honor bestowed upon alumni of Drake. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes outstanding...

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May 1 | Spring Sussman Lecture

May 1 | Spring Sussman Lecture

Date: May 1, 2019 Time: 7 p.m. Location: Parents Hall (Upper Olmsted), The Olmsted Center, 2875 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 Join The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 7 p.m., when we welcome Guadalupe...

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