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November 2019

Battle for the Marble Palace: The Forging of the Modern Supreme Court

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Author Michael Bobelian returns to the Dole Institute to explore a forgotten battle of 1968. Against a backdrop of the Vietnam War, riots during the Democratic National Convention and the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy, Abe Fortas was nominated to be chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. The ultimately failed nomination would launch an all-out cultural war between the two major political parties — one that would determine the course of major cases for years…

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Discussion groups | Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Do you dream of creating change in your community, state or country? Are you ready to become a more effective advocate, activist or even an elected official? This fall, Dole fellow Nancy Bocskor will give you a roadmap to turn your knowledge and passion into a plan. By utilizing the tools that women activists use worldwide, you will be both inspired and ready to take action. Bocskor, tagged a “democracy coach” by a German newspaper, teaches citizens around the world…

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BUILDING CLOSED | Thanksgiving

November 28 - November 29

The Dole Institute will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Nov. 29. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Saturday, Nov. 30.

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December 2019

Ft. Leavenworth series | Brig. Gen. Frank “Pinkie” Dorn

December 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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From 1942 to 1945, Frank “Pinkie” Dorn, a Chinese linguist and country expert, served in the China-Burma-India theater. Geoff Babb shares the story of Dorn, a colorful and talented officer, writer, mapmaker and artist who had previously served in China as a language student and army attaché. These duties would prepare him for his long service in this critical theater of World War II in the Indo-Pacific, including his time leading the team that trained, advised and equipped 39 Chinese…

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2019 Dole Leadership Prize: Dr. Temple Grandin

December 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Dole Institute of Politics will honor advocate for autistic persons and Professor of Animal Science Temple Grandin with the 2019 Dole Leadership Prize. “Temple Grandin is a trailblazer,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “She not only overcame widespread ignorance about autism and helped lessen the stigma around it, she used the challenges she faced to bring an entirely new perspective to how domestic animals are cared for and treated.” Diagnosed with autism at the age of two, Grandin…

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BUILDING CLOSED | Christmas Eve

December 24
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Thursday, Dec. 26.

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BUILDING CLOSED | Christmas Day

December 25

The Dole Institute will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Thursday, Dec. 26.

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