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Heidi Heitkamp

Director, Institute of Politics, University of Chicago; Former US Senator (D-ND)

Heidi Heitkamp is director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics, since January 2023, and founder and chair of the One Country Project, an organization focused on addressing the needs and concerns of rural America. From 2013 to 2019, Heitkamp served as the first female senator elected from North Dakota, where she worked across the aisle and prioritized improving the lives of Indigenous peoples and working families, guaranteeing affordable health care, securing a low-cost energy policy that achieves climate goals, and more. Prior to that, she was North Dakota’s attorney general and elected state tax commissioner. Heitkamp’s board service includes The McCain Institute, The Howard Buffett Foundation, Restore Democracy Initiative, and The German Marshall Fund. She is a contributor to CNBC and ABC News.

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