An Evening with Charlie Cook
Each year, The Harkin Institute offers the Drake University and Des Moines communities a unique opportunity to hear from renowned political analyst and The Harkin Institute National Advisory Council member Charlie Cook.

During the event, Cook, a political analyst for National Journal magazine, and editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, shares analysis, insights and stories about the state of American politics.

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.

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Charlie Cook 2022

Charlie Cook 2021

Charlie Cook 2020

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