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May 2017

(Exhibit) The League of Wives: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Allies & Advocates

May 7 @ 12:00 pm - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In the late 1960s, POW/MIA wives bucked government protocol and challenged the traditional role of “military wife.” These courageous women led by Sybil Stockdale on the West Coast, Jane Denton, Louise Mulligan, and Phyllis Galanti on the East Coast and later Helene Knapp in the Interior West organized to form the National League of POW/MIA Families.  The women worked with Congress and the Nixon administration to demand accounting for their husbands and pursue their safe return after years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese.…

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June 2017

(Discussion Group #4) Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexico Relations

June 28 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Borderlands: Why should Kansans and Midwesterners care about the Border?" Guest: Raul Rodriguez This session is designed to provide a deeper understanding of the U.S.-Mexico border and key issues, with special emphasis on historical context. In this discussion, Raul Rodriguez, Chairman of the Board of the U.S.-Mexico Foundation in New York City and former President of the North American Development Bank, brings his long and distinguished career of working on important bi-national issues to help explain how we got here today…

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July 2017

(Ft. Leavenworth series) Napoleon’s Rise and Decline

July 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

It was an era dominated by the actions of one man. Mark T. Gerges examines the rapid rise and eventual downfall of Napoleon: how he harnessed societal changes and military organizational reforms to lead France to victories across Europe, and how his opponents narrowed the gap of French superiority by building upon their defeats and adapting aspects of France’s own reforms.

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(Discussion Group #5) Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexico Relations

July 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Security, Immigration, Trade and the Border: Will Constructing a 'Big A$$ Wall' Solve America’s Issues with Mexico?" Guest: Alan Bersin This session will provide deeper understanding of key issues around border security, trade and immigration. Is the proposed wall realistic and would it achieve what its proponents suggest? Are security, immigration and trade mutually exclusive or can we have all three? In this discussion, Alan Bersin, former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, brings his vast federal experience to a discussion…

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Historical Interpreter: General John J. Pershing

July 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Explore the life and times of General John J. Pershing, a Missouri native and commander of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) during World War I. Join the Institute to commemorate 100 years since the U.S. entry into the war and examine one of our nation’s most decorated military leaders, portrayed here by historical interpreter David Shuey.

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Senator Bob Dole’s Birthday

July 22
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Climbing Kilimanjaro

July 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Standing as the highest point on the African continent at 19,341 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is considered a fairly accessible mountain summit, involving an arduous trek at high altitudes with no technical climbing. Mountain guide and trekker Ian Taylor will return to the Dole Institute to share the challenge and beauty of climbing one of the seven summits of the world.

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August 2017

(Ft. Leavenworth series) Crossing No Man’s Land: The Birth of Combined Arms

August 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

From 1914-1918, a nearly unbroken line of trenches stretched 400 miles across France and Belgium, creating a deep and deadly dilemma for the soldiers of the Great War. The land in between was No Man’s Land, and Dr. Richard S. Faulkner explores how trying to drive opponents out of their trenches led the armies of World War I to give birth to modern warfare.

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July 2018

Senator Bob Dole’s Birthday

July 22, 2018
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