HIGHLIGHT of the Dole Institute's 10th Anniversary
Tuesday morning, April 22, Bob Dole visits the Institute!

Bob Dole to visit Institute April 22, 2014“I’m not running for anything,” Senator Dole said. “I just want to see old friends and meet new ones, regardless of party. I am looking forward to visiting with everyone at the Dole Institute and being back in my home state of Kansas.”


Bob Dole will visit the Dole Institute of Politics at the 10th Anniversary of the Dole Institute logoUniversity of Kansas on Tuesday, April 22.

A free Public Open House honoring the Senator will be held at the Institute around 11:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m. Doors will open at 10:00 a.m. This public gathering will be a standing event with limited seating for those in need. Parking will also be limited, so plan accordingly.

For remote viewing opportunities, a live-streaming link will be available on the Dole Institute website within 24 hours of the event. Additionally, the event will be simulcast on campus in the Jayhawk Room and the Traditions Area of the Kansas Union and at the Lied Center’s Pavillion. Updates to event information will be posted on the Dole Institute’s website,
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AL FROM to deliver 2014 DOLE LECTURE

Al From, political strategistSunday, May 4
4:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

"The New Democrats and the Return to Power"
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
The Hidden Hungry: Ending Senior Hunger

Ending Senior HungerBob Dole has fought for better nutrition his entire political and post-political career. Enid Borden has fought that same fight for seniors for more than 20 years. Under Borden’s leadership as President and CEO, the Meals On Wheels Association of America grew from a small trade association to a leading national charity. She is currently the founder, president and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger located in Alexandria, Virginia.  Through research, education and community partnership, NFESH works each day to harness the resources necessary to reverse the escalating number of seniors in the lifecycle of hunger.  It is the only national foundation that focuses on both increasing the national understanding of the complexities of senior hunger and on finding innovative and effective solutions to end it.
Co-sponsored by KU Fights Hunger.


Thursday, April 24, 3:00 p.m. Dole Institute
Book Talk: “The Tender Soldier”
with author, Vanessa Gezari

Gerzari BookcoverJoin Gezari as she discusses her book, “The Tender Soldier,” which tells the story of the development of the Human Terrain System, a controversial Army program that sends civilian social scientists into combat zones with soldiers. Co-sponsored by KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
A book sale and signing will follow the program.
Read: New York Times Book Review of "The Tender Soldier."


Thursday, May 1,  3 p.m. Dole Institute
Ft. Leavenworth Series
: Decisive Battles
Fort Leavenworth crestVitoria, 1813
Dr. Mark Gerges

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Thursday, May 1,  7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Archives Visiting Fellow
Innovation in Plain Sight:
Transforming Our National Security Landscape
with Museum Collections

Amy HermanFrom the high-stakes, high-profile worlds of law enforcement, medicine, and counterterrorism, Amy Herman brings her Analyze Art and morestudents – among them professionals serving the NYPD, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army and the United States Navy SEALS, as well as hospitals, medical schools, and trauma centers – to the art museum, where works of art have become the new data. Herman, founder of The Art of Perception, hones her students’ powers of observation in a highly participatory program that trains them to communicate those observations with precision – essential skills for any professional today. Studying art, curing disease, solving crime: join us for a fascinating glimpse into Herman’s innovative approach. Learn how her work is impacting governmental organizations and agencies throughout the country– and be prepared to re-evaluate YOUR perception on the role of art and research collections within the intelligence community.


Sunday, May 4, 2014
4:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

"The New Democrats and the Return to Power"
AL FROM, recognized political strategist

Al From, political strategist“Al From is the principal architect for the Clinton presidency and the new Democrat movement, which helped shape the 21st century Democratic Party,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “Most of the Dole Lectures have been by or about public figures; this is the first that will honor a person working behind the scenes to change American politics in a major way.”

Join us on Sunday afternoon to hear AL FROM describe his involvement in the effective restoration of the Democratic Party.

New Democrats bookcoverFrom will also discuss current U.S. politics, the state of both parties and his book, "The New Democrats and the Return to Power.” Don’t miss this key, behind-the-scenes strategist who helped shift domestic political power. This program is free, open to the public and includes a book sale and signing.
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In the U.S. House of Representatives.....

Congressman Yoder speaks about Dole Institute

U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder
recognizes the 10th Anniversary of the Dole Institute - Watch



On the C-SPAN Bus....

Dole Institute students speak from CSPAN bus

Dole Institute Student Advisory Board members participated in recent C-SPAN program and were the featured callers. The questions from SAB start at 18 minutes, and continue intermittently throughout the program.



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Dole: We're obligated to our veteransDole visits with Honor Flight vet at WWII Memorial

WATCH this exclusive interview with Candy Crowley on Nov. 10th State of the Union program.

A salute to veterans from one of their own
For Veterans Day: World War II veteran Bob Dole talks to Candy Crowley about how he honors those who've served, including greeting the honor flights of his fellow veterans at the World War II memorial nearly every weekend.


Bob Dole Receives Leadership Award
for bipartisan efforts to combat hunger

Vice President Joe Biden presents award to Bob Dole






“If you live long enough,’’ joked former senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.), 90, “you’re going to get a lot of awards, because they run out of recipients.’’ .............“This one I think I deserve.” On December 11, Vice President Joe Biden presented Dole with the World Food Program USA’s newly christened George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award. Read Washington Post article here.