In 2010, Senator Harkin became chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. The Harkin Institute draws on this background to promote study and discussion of retirement security.
In collaboration with Senator Harkin, the institute's Retirement Security Core Advisory Committee is working to identify and define the research agenda that will drive The Harkin Institute's public policy initiatives in retirement security. The committee will select timely and relevant topics that align with the Senators previous work in the area; relate to social justice, fairness, and opportunity; are nonpartisan; and require additional examination for the public good. The plans developed by the group will be implemented by a director of public policy for retirement security and overseen by a larger National Advisory Council.
The Retirement Security Core Advisory Committee comprises these four esteemed professionals who are national leaders in the field of retirement security: