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October 2018

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

October 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week five: Polling & Data: How do we Track and Predict the Outcome of Elections? Polling is always one of the focal points for the public’s attention leading up to elections. In 2016, very few pollsters forecasted the Trump win accurately. Some blame this on the Clinton campaign’s reliance on analytics and modeling, rather than polling and door-to-door experience. Can polling and data work together in the future? -- About Fall 2018 discussion groups: Technology has transformed every aspect of…

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“Big Sonia” Screening and Filmmaker Q&A

October 12 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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One of the last remaining Holocaust survivors living in Kansas City, Sonia Warshawski is a bridge between cultures and generations. Fondly nicknamed “Big Sonia” for her diminutive stature and larger-than-life personality, Warshawski has served as an inspirational public speaker at schools and prisons while running the tailor shop she’s owned for over 30 years. Join the institute for a screening of the documentary “Big Sonia,” which offers a portrait of the power of love and hope over bigotry. A Q&A…

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

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week six: The Future of State and Local Parties in the Candidate-Driven Campaign Era Most individuals have no idea what state and local parties actually do. Given our candidate-centric culture, how do parties continue to provide service and value to the party and their candidates? What will there role be in the future of politics? Kelly Dietrich is joined in conversation by Vicki Hiatt and Ken Martin. Hiatt is a KU graduate and retired teacher who now serves as Vice…

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In Conversation with Sonia Warshawski

October 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Follow up the screening of “Big Sonia” with an in-person visit from the film’s titular subject, Sonia Warshawski. Joined by her daughter, Regina Kort, Warshawski will discuss her experiences as a survivor of the Holocaust and reflect on the documentary made by her granddaughter, Leah Warshawski. This program is free and open to the public.

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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 Marlon Marshall, founding partner of 270 Strategies, KU alumnus and Dole Institute Board of Advisors member. Marshall has previously served as special assistant to the President and principal deputy director…

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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

November 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Dole Leadership Prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose public service leadership inspires others. The award comes with a $25,000 prize. The recipient of this award will be announced at a later date. This event will be free and open to the public.

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