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.
The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement has published its 2018-19 annual report, which includes highlights and accomplishments from the 2018-19 fiscal year. The report also includes a list those who contributed during the 2019 fiscal...read more
Happy holidays from The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement! To celebrate the holiday season we are sharing 37 years worth of holiday cards from Ruth and Senator Tom Harkin (retired). These holiday cards are part of the Harkin collection at the...read more
Watch video of An Evening with Charlie Cook On November 4, The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement hosted distinguished political analyst Charlie Cook for a lecture on the state of political affairs in America. Cook provided his...read more
Julie Christensen, a senior fellow at The Harkin Institute, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on November 15, 2019, about the use of 14(c) certificates and subminimum wage for people with disabilities. Christensen, Director of Policy and Advocacy...read more
The Harkin Institute's Associate Director of Wellness and Nutrition Policy, Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt, spoke on a panel on October 9, 2019, about leveraging value-based care. The Better Care America event discussed how Iowa's health care community is...read more
At The Harkin Institute, our goal is to facilitate collaborative, high-quality, nonpartisan, multi-disciplinary public policy research and analysis in the area of wellness and nutrition. As part of this goal, we are in the process of creating our third...read more
Is Iowa ready to face a hidden truth? The mouth and body are not puzzled about their impact on one another or the body. All medical health providers know that intact skin is essential to protect the body from germs. However, few are aware or consider the...read more
Date: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Time: 7:30-9 p.m. Location: The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement 2429 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 Students of all majors, minors, and interests are invited to attend The Harkin...read more
The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is hiring an Associate Director of Retirement Security Policy. The Associate Director will work to achieve The Harkin Institute’s strategic vision in the retirement security policy area in...read more
OP-ED: Iowa needs workers and more than half of people with disabilities are unemployed. Let’s fix that.
This op-ed by Joseph Jones, Executive Director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement, and Kyle Duarte, founding director of Everyone at Work ran in The Des Moines Register on August 7, 2019. Over 50 percent of Americans with...read more