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Spring Sussman Lecture to address national security

The Harkin Institute’s Spring 2018 Sussman Lecture on April 12 will feature a discussion on the top national security issues of the day with a panel of experts who work in the field.
March 15, 2018

Harkin symposium to highlight preventive care, community health

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University is gathering experts for a discussion about the importance of preventive care and community health at a public event on March 21 at Drake.
January 25, 2018

Columbia, SC Mayor Benjamin to deliver Sussman Lecture Oct. 30

Columbia, South Carolina Mayor Stephen Benjamin will discuss the evolving role of American mayors in today’s political environment and other top issues facing American cities at The Harkin Institute’s Sussman Lecture on Oct. 30 at Drake University.
October 2, 2017

Library exhibit features Harkin Steak Fry memorabilia

A new exhibit at Drake University’s Cowles Library features memorabilia from the Harkin Steak Fry, a longtime staple of Iowa’s Democratic political process.
September 27, 2017

Vote Smart to relocate to Drake University in Des Moines

Drake University will soon be home to Vote Smart, one of the world’s leading sources of non-partisan political information.
December 12, 2016
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Nobel laureate to present Harkin Institute’s Sussman Lecture on child labor issues

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi will deliver a free public lecture, “The Child Labor Epidemic: a Pattern of Poverty and Illiteracy,” on Sept. 19.
September 6, 2016

Jones hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

Joseph Jones, a Drake alumnus and former legislative assistant to retired U.S. Senator Tom Harkin, has been hired as executive director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
June 23, 2016

Marsha Ternus to retire as director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement

Marsha Ternus will retire as director of The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University effective June 1.
April 25, 2016

Gallery showcases art by adults with intellectual disabilities

The Drake University Art Department and Mosaic in Central Iowa is set to unveil “Finding Happiness,” an artistic collaboration displaying the talents of adults with intellectual disabilities.
March 25, 2016

Drake to host free conference on “Issues Facing the Next President”

Drake University will host a free conference to delve into some of the most pressing national and global issues that our next Commander in Chief will face during his or her time in office.
February 22, 2016

Bill Nye to deliver 36th Bucksbaum Lecture at Drake University

Bill Nye, renowned scientist, inventor, and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will deliver the 36th installment of the Martin Bucksbaum Distinguished Lecture Series at Drake University.
February 8, 2016

Professor publishes pictorial history of the Iowa caucus

A new book by Drake University Associate Professor of Political Science Rachel Paine Caufield provides a pictorial history of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses.
January 14, 2016

Drake to host Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum for Democratic candidates

For the second time this election cycle, the Democratic presidential candidates will take the stage in Drake University’s Sheslow Auditorium to discuss issues of vital interest to voters.
January 8, 2016

The Harkin Institute presents: An Evening with Charlie Cook

One of the nation’s leading authorities on U.S. elections and political trends will return to Drake University for a public lecture on December 7.
November 9, 2015

Debate moderators aren't advocates

A presidential debate moderator's role is not to be an advocate for any particular political party or candidate, but to be as fair, objective, and non-partisan as possible, says Political Science Professor Dennis Goldford, the Flansburg Fellow at the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement.
The Des Moines Register