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November 2 | Fall Sussman Lecture Fall 2023 Sussman Lecture – “Dignity: The Foundation of a New Patriotism” with Tim Shriver

Event Details Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. CT Date: November 2, 2023 Location: Tom and Ruth Harkin Center (2800 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311) Virtual Live Stream on The Harkin Institute YouTube channel Accommodations: American Sign Language (ASL) and Live Captioning...

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September 2023 – THI welcomes 33 new citizens

The Harkin Institute hosted a naturalization ceremony on September 15. The Tom and Ruth Harkin Center at Drake University hosted 33 participants and their families as they took the Oath of Allegiance and became citizens of the United States of America....

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