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 is releasing two new reports in conjunction with the 2020 Harkin International Disability Employment Summit, which takes place virtually on December 10. Learn more about the reports and access...read more
Work continues on the new home for The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University. These photos from November 9, 2020, show recent progress. Read more about this new state-of-the-art accessible building in the Business...read more
Steve Roberts was a founding member of the advisory board of The Harkin Institute, and his wisdom on issues, on politics and on the state of Iowa helped guide the Institute from its inception. His colleagues on the board and the leaders of the Institute...read more
Senator Tom Harkin (retired) and Jessica Cox, the world's first and only pilot without arms celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 24, 2020, with a special flight in Jessica's custom Ercoupe. Jessica is a lifelong...read more
Senator Tom Harkin (retired) sat down with the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) to discuss the ADA at 30 for NCSL's podcast, Our American States. Address: 2429 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311 Phone: 515-271-3623 Fax Number:...read more
Iowa PBS premiered a new documentary Accessibility Now with a special panel discussion with Joseph Jones and individuals featured in the film. Accessibility Now explores the ADA's past, present and future as seen by Iowans with disabilities. Senator Tom...read more