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February 2017

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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(Discussion Groups) President Trump: The First 100 Days

March 29 @ 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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The Other Side: A Liberal Democrat Explores Conservative America

March 30 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Documentary filmmaker Joe McGovern started with a question: is the source of our political anger with others caused, in part, by a lack of understanding? The result is his film “The Other Side,” documenting his travels across the U.S. and candid interviews with conservative Americans.

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April 2017

(Discussion Groups) President Trump: The First 100 Days

April 3 @ 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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