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March 2019

Presidential Lecture Series | Follow the Leader: Julie Robinson

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Please note: this program was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19. It has been postponed to Tuesday, March 26 due to inclement weather. Part three | Established Career: Julie Robinson Chief Judge Julie Robinson is the first African-American named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas. A graduate of KU and KU Law, Robinson will discuss public service from the judiciary and how she mentors women to follow her lead. -- 2019 Presidential Lecture Series Follow the Leader:…

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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week six: Talking Trade: How the Messaging around Trade Shapes Public Opinion Public perception of trade and policy decisions can be heavily shaped by the messaging of a presidential administration. Ethan Corson unpacks the communications strategy of senior officials with U.S. Department of Commerce alumna Meghan Groob. Groob served in a variety of messaging roles in the department of commerce, including as director of speechwriting and deputy director of public affairs. She is currently editorial director at Gates Ventures. About spring…

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April 2019

An Evening with Major Garrett

April 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Political Page-Turners: Spring Book Series With over two decades of experience reporting on the White House, Major Garrett has had a front-row seat to modern presidential history. He has covered four presidencies for three news outlets and currently serves as the chief Washington correspondent for CBS News. In this can’t-miss program, Garrett will discuss his career in journalism, the twists and turns of covering our nation’s highest office, and his latest book, “Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride.” This program is free…

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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

April 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week seven: Trade Enforcement: How Trade Disputes are Resolved Once a trade agreement is signed, how does the U.S. make sure the terms are followed? Former assistant U.S. Department of Commerce senior official Paul Piquado joins Ethan Corson to examine the finer points of trade enforcement, including how U.S. industries seek relief from unfairly traded imports, “dumping,” countervailing duties and more. Piquado served as the assistant secretary for enforcement and compliance for the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Lieutenant General J.C.H. “Jesus Christ Himself” Lee

April 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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When the U.S. entered World War II as a belligerent, its army ranked 17th in the world in terms of capability. In May 1942, Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall plucked a hitherto obscure Corps of Engineers officer from his duties and put him in charge of all Army sustainment operations in what would become the European theater of operations.  Who was Gen. John Clifford Hodges Lee, what did he accomplish, and why is he remembered in such a…

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Discover with Dole: Earth Day

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Get an early start on your Earth Day celebrations at the April edition of Discover with Dole at the Dole Institute of Politics. Kids and families in attendance can look at clean water and air documents from the archives, including a comic book about conservation of water. Children can make campaign posters about protecting the environment and construct defender of the earth hats to take home! Discover with Dole is the Dole Institute's monthly interactive, kid-friendly event at the museum. Families can discover uniquely-themed…

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Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War Handover Ceremony

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join Humanities Kansas to honor veterans and family members from 12 communities who participated in the Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War initiative and witness this historic moment as the Kansas stories and oral histories are officially handed over to the Library of Congress to become part of the Veterans History Project collection. Special guests include Jon Peede, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Karen Lloyd, director of the Veterans History Project at the Library of Congress. This…

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Dole Lecture: Carly Fiorina

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute is delighted to welcome Carly Fiorina for the 2019 Dole Lecture. The first woman ever to lead a Fortune 50 company, Fiorina is the former CEO of HP and a best-selling author, and she was a 2016 candidate for president. Guided by her new book, “Find Your Way: Unleash Your Power and Highest Potential,” Fiorina will share reflections and leadership lessons gleaned from her long career in both for-profit and nonprofit settings. This program is free and…

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Easter Egg Roll with Dole

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join the institute for a free morning of family fun at the annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole. This event includes a White House-style egg roll race, egg hunt, crafts, live bunnies and more. The Lawrence Public Library will be on hand for two special Easter-themed storytimes. The event is on rain or shine, and all children receive a special gift and candy when departing the event. Children of all ages are welcome. Click here to see more details, including…

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Student Advisory Board program | Battleground: Political Polarization and the Supreme Court

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Recent judicial confirmations have laid bare the political divisions present in the nation’s highest court. In the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board’s spring program, two experts on judicial confirmation, law and legal institutions will examine politicization of the Supreme Court. Joining the conversation are Lee Epstein, Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, and Stephen Ware, KU professor of law. This program is hosted by the Dole Institute's Student Advisory Board. It is free and open to the…

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