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February 2019

Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week two: The Collapsing Consensus: Trade in the Era of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders Free trade was once considered an area of broad bipartisan consensus. Is trade really to blame for some of the negative effects attributed to it, or is it a scapegoat for other, larger challenges in the U.S. economy? Joining Ethan Corson in conversation is Arun Venkataraman. Venkataraman has more than 15 years of experience advising government officials on trade and economic policy. Most recently, he…

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Presidential Lecture Series | Follow the Leader: Mary Lou Jaramillo

February 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Part four | Beyond the Career: Mary Lou Jaramillo Mary Lou Jaramillo’s public service career spans 50 years—much of it focused on executive responsibilities for nonprofit human service organizations in the Kansas City area. She is the former executive director of El Centro in Kansas City, Kan., and the Mattie Rhoades Center in Kansas City, Mo. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Kansas Leadership Center and the Francis Family Foundation. Jaramillo is co-founder of the Johnson County…

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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week three: A View from the Capitol: How Congress Looks at International Trade Ethan Corson and Jordan Haas break down the politics of trade from the perspective of those who have worked on the issue with members of Congress. Haas played a lead role in advancing Barack Obama’s trade legislative agenda, including serving as director of legislative and intergovernmental affairs for the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. In his current position, he works as the director…

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March 2019

KU Blood Drive at the Dole Institute

March 4 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Save a life in your local community and give blood during the KU Blood Drive! The Dole Institute will host a donation site on Monday, March 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in Simons Media Room. Book your appointment today by clicking here, and enter the promo code "rockchalk." All presenting donors receive a free KU t-shirt while supplies last! Questions: Email Angie Erdley at angie.erdley@ku.edu. Medical eligibility questions: Call 1-800-688-0900

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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week four: Trump’s Trade Policies, Two Years In This session presents a deep dive into the policy decisions, philosophies and results of the Trump Administration’s approach to international trade. Ethan Corson and guest Atman Trivedi will break down a host of topics, including the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, tariffs, trade wars and bilateral trade agreements. Trivedi served as senior director for policy in global markets at the U.S. Department of Commerce, and as chief of staff in the U.S.…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Generalmajor Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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From August 1914 until the after the Armistice in 1918, Generalmajor Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck conducted a one-sided campaign against the British Empire in east Africa. Lettow-Vorbeck employed superior tactics and stealth against an impossibly large enemy, preserving the lives of his soldiers and civilians while the harsh environment and disease devastated Allied ranks. The Germans would grudgingly surrender only after news of the Armistice reached them. Mark Hull shares the story of a military leader who would retain the loyalty…

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Movie Nights with the Reagans

March 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Political Page-Turners: Spring Book Series A longtime staffer under President Ronald Reagan, Mark Weinberg shares an intimate look inside the Reagan presidency — told through the movies they watched together every week at Camp David. In a program that will fascinate movie buffs and history aficionados alike, Weinberg highlights several of the captivating stories and iconic films outlined in his memoir, “Movie Nights with the Reagans.” Weinberg is a former speechwriter and adviser to Reagan, serving on the 1980 campaign…

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Discover with Dole: March (Sports) Madness!

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In the March edition of Discover with Dole, we're pulling out our favorite sports-related archival items and activities! Drop by the Dole Institute 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. Please note: Discover with Dole is typically held on the first Saturday of…

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Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?

March 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Political Page-Turners: Spring Book Series In an era of sharp polarization, author Ira Shapiro places the U.S. Senate at “ground zero for America’s political dysfunction.” Shapiro visits for a talk on his latest book, “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?” His writing offers a frank assessment of the Senate’s current political climate and examines possible solutions to the quagmire. A former U.S. Senate staffer and leading U.S. trade negotiator, Shapiro ultimately earned the rank of ambassador during…

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Discussion groups | International Trade in the 21st Century

March 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Week five: Were Dorothy’s Ruby Slippers Made in China? How Trade Affects Kansas In the fifth week of discussion groups, Ethan Corson adopts a local perspective. Alongside guest Mike Matson, Corson will shift the focus to the ways that trade and policy decisions affect the Sunflower State. Matson is the director of industry affairs and development for the Kansas Farm Bureau, a non-profit farm organization that works to strengthen agriculture and the lives of Kansans through advocacy, education and research.…

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