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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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December 2017

Discover with Dole

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of the month to Discover with Dole! This is a free and fun event for kids and families on the first Saturday of each month. In December, kids and families can delve into sports! Visit us to see items related to football, basketball and other sports. Try for a golf hole-in-one with the "Dole Hole" and discover all kinds of cool archival items. A behind-the-scenes tour of the archival collections will be given…

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Beyond Red and Blue: Creating a New Political Party

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

Reed Galen will discuss the work of the Serve America Movement, a group dedicated to creating a new political party in the U.S. The chief strategist for SAM, Galen served as deputy campaign manager for John McCain in 2008 and Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006. He has also held positions on both the 2000 and 2004 campaigns for President George W. Bush and served in the Bush administration.

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Single Payer: The Future of Health Care? (Student Advisory Board Program)

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Is single payer the next step in American health care? What alternative approaches can we explore? The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board will examine differing systems and the future of U.S. health care policy with special guests Dr. Joshua Freeman and Dr. Josh Umbehr. Freeman is professor emeritus at KU Medical Center, while Umbehr is a KU School of Medicine graduate and the owner of Atlas MD. This program is free and open to the public.

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