An Evening with Charlie Cook 2023

Event Details:


Wednesday, November 29, 2023


7:30–8:30 p.m. CT


Sheslow Auditorium (2507 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50311)

Virtual live stream on The Harkin Institute YouTube channel


This event is free and open to the public but registration via Eventbrite is required.


American Sign Language (ASL) and live captioning (CART) will be provided for in-person and virtual guests. Additional accommodation requests can be made on your ticket order form or by emailing

Event Summary:

An Evening with Charlie Cook will take place Wednesday, November 29, 2023. The event is an opportunity to hear insight and analysis on the state of American politics by one of the leading authorities on the U.S. political scene. This year, Cook will also share important insights about the upcoming 2024 General Election.

Cook is a political analyst for National Journal magazine, editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, co-author of the 2020 and 2022 editions of the Almanac of American Politics and a National Advisory Council member for The Harkin Institute. 

An Evening with Charlie Cook is made possible by a generous gift from friends of The Harkin Institute and Drake University who wish to remain anonymous. 

Address: 2800 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 271-3623


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