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March 2017

(Discussion Group #3) President Trump: The First 100 Days

March 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"Entering the White House" Guest: Greg Jenkins - Founder, North Bay Strategies; Deputy Assistant to George W. Bush Two former White House aides—one from each major party—break down what a presidential transition looks like from the inside. As a former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush, Greg Jenkins traveled the world helping to craft and hone a president’s message. Dole fellow Johanna Maska, who held a similar role for President Obama, will lead a discussion on the demands of working…

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April 2017

(Discussion Group #4) President Trump: The First 100 Days

April 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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“Meet the Press” Guests:  Tim Miller Republican communications strategist Tim Miller and Dole fellow Johanna Maska will look at the relationship between politics, government and the press. They will focus on what's unique in Trump's emerging relationship with the press and what challenges any administration’s press corps would face. This discussion will focus on the important role of the media, the obligations of those in political communications and how history is made and recorded. About spring 2017 Discussion Groups: Fresh…

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(Discussion Group #5) President Trump: The First 100 Days

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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“Inside the Situation Room and the Importance of Presidential Language” Guest: Terry Szplat Former White House deputy director of speechwriting and lead National Security Council speechwriter Terry Szplat joins Dole fellow C.J. Jackson to talk about how presidents form a national security message. Szplat will discuss what it is like to be in the Situation Room in a crisis and how presidents craft their messages for an international audience. Szplat will also analyze the Trump administration’s approach to international relations…

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(Discussion Group #6) President Trump: The First 100 Days

April 26 @ 4:00 am - 5:30 pm
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“At Home and Abroad: the Global Presidency” Guest: Caitlin Hayden Former National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden joins Dole fellow C.J. Jackson to discuss how presidents manage an international audience. Hayden, who has worked across national security positions in government, will examine how the Trump administration approaches diplomacy, how the presidential transition affects international relationships and more. About spring 2017 Discussion Groups: Fresh off a dramatic election season, KU alums Henry “C.J.” Jackson (POLITICO) and Johanna Maska (former White House…

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May 2017

(Discussion Group #7) President Trump: The First 100 Days

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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“The Loyal Opposition” Guest: Marlon Marshall The final discussion group of the semester will focus on the party out of power, looking at how the minority party has reacted to big political changes. What tactics do minority parties use to stay relevant, or effect change? How do they develop their relationships with a new president–or how don’t they? How do new presidents work with (or not work with) the opposition party? Former Hillary Clinton for President deputy campaign manager and…

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