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.
Harkin Institute Policy Director Amy Bentley will participate in the ASPA Iowa Chaper's next program on May 20, 2021, about how Iowa-based public organizations and nonprofits can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual event is free and open to the public. Event...read more
Harkin Institute Executive Director Joseph Jones was one of nine Central Iowa professionals to share insights leaders should keep in mind during the COVID-19 recovery. Jones' column about creating workplaces that work for everyone is available below. All nine columns...read more
Drake University & Political Papers Archivist Hope Bibens has been re-elected president of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC). ACSC is a national alliance of organizations and institutes that supports a wide range of programs to inform and...read more
The new Tom and Ruth Harkin Center has achieved three Green Globes, which is the highest rated project in the state of Iowa and the first project in the state to receive this level of rating. Some of the features that contributed to the success of the project...read more
The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement has been selected as one of 30 organizations to partner with the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) on efforts to engage diverse populations in support of healthier food environments. As part...read more
The Harkin Institute was invited to submit a guest column to the Des Moines Business Record's Annual Real Estate Magazine about all that the organization learned about the value of universal design while building the new Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake...read more
Senator Tom Harkin issued the following statement on the unexpected passing of Mary Maloney, a longtime public servant and prominent member of the Iowa Democratic Party. “Mary Maloney’s untimely death brings shock and sadness to Ruth and me. We first met Mary when...read more