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October 2018

Discussion groups | Political Campaigns, Top to Bottom: Data, Door Knocking and the 2018 Midterms

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week seven: What the Heck will Happen? Predictions Ahead of November 2018 The last session ahead of the 2018 mid-terms, this is a chance to predict election results, focus on bigger trends, individual tactics and strategies, and interpret what it could all mean for 2019 and 2020. Kelly Dietrich welcomes Michael Blake and Marlon Marshall for this conversation. Blake is currently a state assembly member in New York and vice chair of the Democratic National Committee. He was previously White House Associate…

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Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of World War II

October 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Hal Wert visits to present a new window on understanding a watershed event in our nation’s history. Using a vast collection of poster art, poster stamps, banners and programs issued during World War II, Wert focuses on those who gave of their artistic talents to design posters that were aimed at the heart of Americans. The poster imagery employed by the National War Fund and its relief agencies will allow guests to experience the stupendous effort to aid those in…

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Unmasking the Spy: Intelligence Gathering

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Is intelligence gathering in the 21st century more like James Bond, Jack Ryan… or something else entirely? A 33-year veteran of the U.S. national security community, Ron Marks will guide guests through the realities and challenges of a career in intelligence. Marks worked as a CIA official and clandestine service officer before later serving as intelligence counsel to Senate Majority Leaders Bob Dole and Trent Lott. This program is free and open to the public.

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November 2018

Ft. Leavenworth series | Mr. Polk’s War

November 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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A sharp divide characterized the relationship between the home front and the front line during the Mexican-American War of 1846-1848. Despite advances in communication technology, most Americans viewed war through a romantic lens, which bore little resemblance to the reality of the soldier experience. Greg Hospodor addresses the gulf between those two perceptions and its later implications. This program is free and open to the public.

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Discover with Dole

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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2018 Dole Leadership Prize: James A. Baker III

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute of Politics will honor former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker III with the 2018 Dole Leadership Prize. Baker served in senior government positions under three U.S. presidents, including as the nation’s 61st secretary of state under President George H.W. Bush. During that time, Baker traveled to 90 foreign countries as the United States confronted the unprecedented challenges and opportunities of the post–Cold War era. He also served as White House chief of staff and secretary of…

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BUILDING CLOSED | Tribute to Veterans Gala

November 10 - November 11

The Dole Institute will be closed to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11 to set up for the annual Tribute to Veterans Gala. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Monday, Nov. 12.

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Tribute to Veterans Gala

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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This gala event is A Tribute to Veterans, USO-Style. The evening will include a salute to veterans from the KU ROTC as well as an evening with the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra for your listening and dancing pleasure. Attendees will enjoy WWII-era music, light hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Admission is free, but space is limited. An RSVP for this event is required. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 5 by calling (785) 864-4900 or emailing doleinstitute@ku.edu. 5 p.m. – Doors Open 6 p.m. – A Salute to…

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2018 Kansas Elections Conference

November 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Explore the 2018 Kansas elections and their implications in this conference with political experts, journalists and strategists from across the state. Panelists will be announced at a later date. This program will be free and open to the public.

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December 2018

Discover with Dole

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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