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April 2018

Discussion Groups | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week six: "Leveling the Playing Field" Jonas and guest Cara McCormick examine ways that election reform can fundamentally level the political playing field to include more voices in elections. McCormick is the CEO of Level the Playing Field, a nonpartisan group challenging the Commission on Presidential Debates and the Federal Election Commission to open up the general election presidential debates to an independent candidate. The pair will discuss ideas like including more candidates in debates, ranked choice voting and more.…

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May 2018

Discussion Groups | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc in many U.S. states. Can independent and third party candidacies seize upon this shift in party identification? How could they shape the future of U.S. politics? Dole Fellow Jim Jonas leads a discussion group series examining election reform and independent candidates in Kansas and the nation. Jonas is a political communications consultant with nearly two decades of experience in independent political reform and campaigns. In…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | The Great War in East Asia

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

Most of the world focused its attention on events in Europe during the First World War, but many changes were brought to the Far East as well. Both China and Korea suffered from Japan’s favorable treatment in the Treaty of Versailles, adding to the ongoing political upheavals in both countries. The U.S., meanwhile, maintained a military role in both China and the Philippines while joining other allied states in operations in Russia. Joseph G.D. Babb explores the events in the…

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Discover with Dole

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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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