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April 2017

Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Join the Dole Institute for the inaugural lecture in a special new signature series, the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture, delivered by former U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Dole. Dole will discuss her long career in public service, including her years as commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, U.S. Secretary of Labor, president of the American Red Cross and a U.S. senator representing the state of North Carolina. The Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture is a…

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May 2017

(Discussion Group #7) President Trump: The First 100 Days

May 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“The Loyal Opposition” Guest: Marlon Marshall The final discussion group of the semester will focus on the party out of power, looking at how the minority party has reacted to big political changes. What tactics do minority parties use to stay relevant, or effect change? How do they develop their relationships with a new president–or how don’t they? How do new presidents work with (or not work with) the opposition party? Former Director of State Campaigns and Political Engagement for…

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Your Story, His Story, the Legacy: Vietnam’s POW/MIA Wives

May 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Open the Institute’s new special exhibition with a discussion with 2017 Dole Archives Curatorial Fellow, historian Heath Hardage Lee, and POW/MIA wives on their leadership efforts during the Vietnam War, from breaking public silence to international diplomacy. The “Your Story, His Story, the Legacy” series focuses on stories of history and leadership from those with connections to Senator Dole’s own life and career.

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(Ft. Leavenworth Series) Withdrawal from Vietnam

May 18 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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President Richard Nixon took office in January 1969 after promising to end the war in Vietnam. The process to turn the war over to South Vietnamese troops took four years, and the war began again after U.S. withdrawal in March 1973 and lasted until April 1975. Explore the U.S. withdrawal and Vietnamization program here with decorated veteran and Vietnam expert Dr. James Wilbanks.

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(Discussion Group #1) Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexico Relations

May 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Beyond the Border: The Value of Bi-National Collaboration" Guest: Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi Because the international border falls under federal jurisdiction, decisions are made far from the border in the respective capitals of Washington, D.C. and Mexico City. Yet these decisions not only impact the borderlands but also the rest of America, including Kansas and other midwestern states. In this discussion, Alfonso Navarro-Bernachi, Mexican Consul General in Kansas City, brings a unique perspective to understanding the value of bi-national collaboration. A distinguished…

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The Last Stand of South Vietnam

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

In 1975, South Vietnam’s 18th Infantry Division led an improbable final stand against North Vietnamese forces. Outnumbered 7-1 by their foes, the 18th earned the nickname “The Supermen” as they held the line in the Battle of Xuan Loc for 12 days. Dr. James Willbanks explores the fall of this last defensive line before Saigon, which led to South Vietnam’s surrender nine days later.

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(Discussion Group #2) Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexico Relations

May 31 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Trade and the Border: the Value of NAFTA" Guest: Christopher Wilson Recent political and economic rhetoric has focused on how globalization and NAFTA have cost many Americans their jobs. What is often missing in these emotionally charged narratives are the many jobs that are created and supported by trade. With Mexico recently becoming the largest export market for Kansas, a repeal of NAFTA could have catastrophic consequences for Kansas economy. In this discussion, Christopher Wilson, Deputy Director of the Mexico…

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June 2017

(Ft. Leavenworth series) Clausewitz and Jomini: Their Interaction

June 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Both Carl von Clausewitz and Henri Jomini experienced and studied the wars of Napoleon from unique perspectives, yielding two very different theories of war. Dr. Sean N. Kalic and Lt. Col. Christopher Johnson provide an overview of two of the greatest military theorists of all time, drawing out where their ideas are complementary and where they differ.

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World War II: Home Front to Battlefront

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Frank Lavin shares the tale of a World War II foot soldier who finds himself thrust into a world where he and his unit grapple with the horrors of combat, the idiocies of bureaucracy, and the oddities of life back home—all in the same day. Lavin’s book “Home Front to Battlefront” follows his father Carl Lavin, an Ohio native who enlisted in the U.S. Army at age 18, taking him from training across the U.S. and Britain to combat with…

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(Discussion Group #3) Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexico Relations

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

"Life along the Border: A Separate Reality?" Guest: Andy Carey While there are many positive economic opportunities for bi-national collaboration, this is not the reality for many who struggle with border conditions. This discussion with Andy Carey, executive director of the U.S.-Mexico Border Philanthropy Partnership, will provide a deeper understanding of this reality and how some of these complex problems are being addressed. Carey brings a breadth of experience in his years working the entire U.S.-Mexico border to grow community…

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