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February 2017

(Ft. Leavenworth Series) The Chinese Way of War

February 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The popular Fort Leavenworth series kicks off 2017 with an examination of Chinese military thought from ancient times to present. Gary Bjorge will draw thought on the topic through the lens of the Huai Hai Campaign, the largest campaign fought by Chinese Communist forces during the Chinese Civil War (1946-49).

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The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later (America’s Road to War)

February 2 @ 7:00 pm

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked a joint session of Congress to make the world “safe for democracy.” Four days later, the United States entered World War I, one of the deadliest wars in American history. The 2017 Presidential Lecture Series will welcome expert guest lecturers to dive inside U.S. involvement in the Great War and the ways in which the war effort touched all levels of society. — Part One America’s Road to War When war broke…

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The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later (A Giant with Feet of Clay)

February 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked a joint session of Congress to make the world “safe for democracy.” Four days later, the United States entered World War I, one of the deadliest wars in American history. The 2017 Presidential Lecture Series will welcome expert guest lecturers to dive inside U.S. involvement in the Great War and the ways in which the war effort touched all levels of society. — Part Two A Giant with Feet of Clay: The American…

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The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later (Americans All)

February 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked a joint session of Congress to make the world “safe for democracy.” Four days later, the United States entered World War I, one of the deadliest wars in American history. The 2017 Presidential Lecture Series will welcome expert guest lecturers to dive inside U.S. involvement in the Great War and the ways in which the war effort touched all levels of society. — Part Three Americans All: The Homefront in World War…

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The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later (Boldness and Frailty)

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On April 2, 1917, President Woodrow Wilson asked a joint session of Congress to make the world “safe for democracy.” Four days later, the United States entered World War I, one of the deadliest wars in American history. The 2017 Presidential Lecture Series will welcome expert guest lecturers to dive inside U.S. involvement in the Great War and the ways in which the war effort touched all levels of society. — Part Four Boldness and Frailty:  Woodrow Wilson’s Fight for…

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March 2017

(Discussion Groups) President Trump: The First 100 Days

March 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fresh off a dramatic election season, KU alums Henry “C.J.” Jackson (POLITICO) and Johanna Maska (former White House Director of Press Advance) will examine and interpret the first 100 days of the Trump administration as they happen. Jackson and Maska will welcome a who’s-who of Washington insiders and reporters to explore a complex season in U.S. politics. Sessions March 1, 15, 29; April 5, 19, 26; May 3 – 4 p.m. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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(Ft. Leavenworth Series) The Western Way of War in East Asia

March 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Beginning in the mid-19th century, both China and Japan reformed their militaries based on western models with help from several western militaries, including the U.S. Joseph G.D. Babb explores the role of foreign advisers as well as influence of the western way of war on China and Japan.

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(Innovations Series) The Finances of Innovation

March 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In the 21st century, government financing plays an ever-increasing role in scientific innovation. Hosted in partnership with the KU School of Engineering, join a fascinating discussion with two experts in federal research and development funding: Jack Cline, KU Director of Federal Relations, and Kei Koizumi, former Assistant Director for Federal Research and Development at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

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Talking It Out: Freedom of Speech & Safe Spaces on Campus

March 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are free speech and safe spaces doomed to exist in opposition on college campuses? Can universities simultaneously protect free expression while promoting student wellness? Join the Dole Institute’s Student Advisory Board (SAB) for its biannual program, featuring a conversation with Dr. Micah Kubic, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Kansas and Dr. Robert Warrior, President of the American Studies Association (ASA).

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(Discussion Groups) President Trump: The First 100 Days

March 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Fresh off a dramatic election season, KU alums Henry “C.J.” Jackson (POLITICO) and Johanna Maska (former White House Director of Press Advance) will examine and interpret the first 100 days of the Trump administration as they happen. Jackson and Maska will welcome a who’s-who of Washington insiders and reporters to explore a complex season in U.S. politics. Sessions March 1, 15, 29; April 5, 19, 26; May 3 – 4 p.m. More details will be posted as they become available.

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