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Public Policy

The Harkin Institute serves as a venue and catalyst for dynamic nonpartisan research, learning, and outreach, promoting understanding of the policy issues to which Senator Harkin devoted his career:

While these issues are diverse, they are linked by a common thread: they shape the lives and livlihoods of individuals and communities, strengthening American families, increasing opportunity, and guaranteeing that all Americans' voices are heard.

Harkin Institute
October 2, 2017
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.