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Welcome

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement is dedicated to advancing dialogue about the issues that define our public life. Founded on the premise that good public policy is best achieved when policymakers have access to high quality information, political processes are open and well-understood, and citizens are informed and active participants, the Harkin Institute seeks to create opportunities for thoughtful policy discourse in a nonpartisan environment.

"I believe we have the opportunity to encourage respectful conversations and study of important public policy issues with the goal of educating students and citizens, actively engaging them in policy making, and improving the dialogue of public discourse.”

– Marsha Ternus, Director
University News
August 29, 2014
In collaboration with UnityPoint Health, Drake University is hosting a panel discussion, “Young People, Substance Abuse and Mental Health: Recognizing the effects of marijuana and other drugs on tomorrow’s leaders.”
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