2020 An Evening with Charlie Cook


The Harkin Institute will stream its virtual event, An Evening with Charlie Cook, beginning at 7 p.m. CT, on Monday, November 30, 2020.


Thank you for joining us for An Evening with Charlie Cook. A renowned political analyst, Charlie Cook will break down the results of the contentious 2020 Election, share insights on the current political landscape and answer your most pressing questions. Cook is a non-partisan political analyst for National Journal magazine and NBC news. His online newsletter, Cook Political Report, is viewed as an authority on election and campaign analysis. Cook is also co-author of the 2020 Almanac on American Politics and a member of The Harkin Institute’s National Advisory Council. He is widely regarded as one of the most astute, impartial analysts on the Washington political scene.

Watch a livestream of An Evening with Charlie Cook here! 

Questions for Charlie Cook?

This event will include a moderated Q/A. Text you questions for Charlie Cook to 515-717-5269 or email

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Upcoming Events

December 10 | Harkin International Disability Employment Summit (virtual)

The 2020 Harkin Summit will explore the value of disability inclusion, particularly for businesses and employers. The challenges and opportunities before us today are clear. We must immediately build back the jobs that were lost or put at risk during the COVID-19 pandemic. As we look to the future, we must permanently fix the system so that disability inclusion moves from an aspirational goal to one that is an accepted and valued component of the business strategy. This event is free and open to the public.  

March 8-9, 2021 | Harkin on Wellness (HOW) Symposium (virtual)

The 2021 HOW Symposium will explore how food is medicine to our bodies, society, economy and environment. “Food is Medicine” solutions promote better wellbeing, lower health care costs, resilient and sustainable practices, reduced disparities among population groups, improved economic competitiveness and greater national security. 

Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, dean of the renowned Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, will deliver the keynote speech. Dr. Mozaffarian is a cardiologist, nutrition scientist and public health advocate who was named one of the World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters in 2016. The HOW Symposium is free and open to the public.

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