Dec. 1, 2011


Launching a new institute

Charlie Cook, who in addition to publishing The Cook Political Report is a columnist in the National Journal and political analyst for NBC News, spoke to a full house Nov. 27 at the inaugural event of Iowa State's Harkin Institute of Public Policy in the Memorial Union Sun Room. Cook, known nationally for his nonpartisan analysis of political contests, shared some insights on the 2012 election. His talk was preceded by a short ceremony officially dedicating the Harkin Institute, which received final approval from the state Board of Regents in April. Photo by Mike Ferlazzo.