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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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October 2017

Discussion Group with Ashley Davis

October 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Elusive Quest for the Lacrosse Mom: How do Politicians, Corporations, Organizations and the Community Engage Women? Guest: Ashley Davis, West Front Strategies This conversation will examine ways to engage more women at the national, state and local level of politics. Ashley Davis is a former member of the President George W. Bush administration and a noted political strategist and lobbyist. About Fall 2017 Discussion Groups: An experienced campaign advisor, D.C. insider and media contributor, fall fellow Cherylyn Harley LeBon will lead…

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2017 Dole Leadership Prize: Sen. Tom Harkin

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

The Dole Institute is proud to honor U.S. Senator Tom Harkin with the 2017 Dole Leadership Prize. Harkin represented Iowa in the U.S. Congress for more than four decades, including 30 years as a U.S. Senator. As a young senator, Harkin crafted the landmark legislation that would become the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). His long career focused on issues related to healthcare access and nutrition, farm policy, labor issues and more.

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November 2017

(Ft. Leavenworth series) Nuclear Containment in a Bipolar World

November 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The wartime alliance of the U.S. and Soviet Union began to crack even before the end of World War II, but relations completely crumbled in the immediate aftermath of the conflict. As both nations boasted nuclear weapons, the U.S. attempted to use containment as the primary strategy for dealing with the Soviet Union throughout the Cold war. Dr. David W. Mills will explore the military and political confrontations between the two countries, as well as the U.S. government’s attempts to…

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The Future of the Middle East

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Modern issues in the Middle East are rarely contained to the region—threats from terrorist groups like ISIS, bloody conflicts in Syria and Yemen and internal disputes among countries are of critical interest to many nations of the world, including the United States. Join Joseph Westphal, former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia for President Barack Obama, for a conversation on his career, the role of ambassadors in the Middle East, and the complex reality of present-day issues in one of the…

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BUILDING CLOSED

November 11 - November 12

The Dole Institute will be closed to the general public on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12 to set up for the annual Tribute to Veterans Gala. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Monday, Nov. 13.  

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Tribute to Veterans Gala

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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. 6 by calling (785) 864-4900 or emailing doleinstitute@ku.edu. 5 p.m. – Doors Open 6 p.m. – A Salute…

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Discussion Group with Sandra Sobieraj Westfall

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Elusive Quest for the Lacrosse Mom: How do Politicians, Corporations, Organizations and the Community Engage Women? Guest: Sandra Sobieraj Westfall, National Political Correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief at PEOPLE Magazine About Fall 2017 Discussion Groups: An experienced campaign advisor, D.C. insider and media contributor, fall fellow Cherylyn Harley LeBon will lead a discussion group series examining how various organizations, corporations and political entities attempt to engage with women, and why they can be a difficult constituency to reach.

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Anchoring “Nightline”: Juju Chang

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Juju Chang is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist, the co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” and a regular contributor for “Good Morning America” and “20/20.” Her career has seen her cover breaking news stories like the Boston Marathon bombing and Superstorm Sandy, in-depth reporting on LGBTQ issues, gender equality and sexual assault, and global issues like Boko Haram and the #BringBackOurGirls saga. Chang will take guests inside her work as an anchor and reporter in the fast-paced world of network…

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Discussion Group with Allen West

November 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Elusive Quest for the Lacrosse Mom: How do Politicians, Corporations, Organizations and the Community Engage Women? Guest: Allen West, political commentator, retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel and former U.S. Congressman (R) representing Florida’s 22nd District This conversation will focus on the future of constitutional conservatism in the U.S. About Fall 2017 Discussion Groups: An experienced campaign advisor, D.C. insider and media contributor, fall fellow Cherylyn Harley LeBon will lead a discussion group series examining how various organizations, corporations and political entities…

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