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April 2018

Dole Lecture: Ambassador Vlora Çitaku

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

"I was not in a position to choose whether I want to be an artist or actor or astronaut or mathematician or linguist or lawyer. That's not an option when you're not free because you fight for life and death. And that's how I and that's how everybody in my generation became politically active. We were fighting for freedom." - Vlora Çitaku, 2017 at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security The Dole Institute will host Vlora Çitaku, ambassador of…

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

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

Week six: Kyle Bailey Jonas welcomes Kyle Bailey for his penultimate discussion group installment of the semester. Bailey owns over a decade of over a decade of experience managing and fundraising for independent candidate campaigns, referenda campaigns, and advocacy organizations. In 2016, he managed the statewide referendum campaign that won Ranked Choice Voting in Maine. This year, Bailey is leading a people’s veto campaign on the June 2018 ballot to restore ranked choice voting in Maine after it was repealed by Maine…

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Pathways to Citizenship: Examining U.S. Immigration Policy

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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What would a pathway to citizenship look like for the estimated 11.3 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States? The Dole Institute of Politics Student Advisory Board will explore the function and future of U.S. immigration policy and pathways to citizenship at its biannual program. Joining the conversation are special guests W. Michael Sharma-Crawford, a Kansas City-based immigration attorney who has successfully argued cases before the Circuit Courts of Appeals and Board of Immigration Appeals, and Jessica Vaughan, director…

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BUILDING CLOSED | Private event

April 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute will be closed to the general public for a private event on Friday, April 20  from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning at 3 p.m.

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Association of Centers for the Study of Congress annual meeting

April 25 - April 27
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute will host the annual meeting of the Association of Centers for the Study of Congress (ACSC) from April 25-27. The meeting is three days of workshops, panel presentations and roundtable discussions that highlight innovative programming initiatives, pioneering research and continuing challenges relating to the preservation of the personal papers of United States senators and representatives. This year’s theme is “New Frontiers in Engagement.” Read more about the conference here. ACSC and the Dole Institute are making two sessions…

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ACSC 2018 | Former Kansas governor John Carlin

April 25 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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John Carlin served as Governor of Kansas from 1979 to 1987 and Archivist of the United States and chair of the National Archives and Records Administration from 1995 to 2005. Join us for a discussion about his tenure as AOTUS, which began with a strategic plan to tackle the growing challenges of electronic records management and access, as well as encouraging public awareness of and engagement with NARA collections. Carlin's keynote will be moderated by Dole Institute assistant director and…

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ACSC 2018 | Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker

April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This program is moderated by Senate historian Betty Koed and built off of her recent oral history interviews with former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker. When Nancy Kassebaum took the oath of office as a U.S. Senator, she became just the fourth woman elected to a full term to the Senate, and when she joined the Senate in December of 1978, there were no other female senators. That alone is worth discussing, but her three terms in the Senate, from…

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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

Week seven: Jackie Salit Jonas caps discussion groups with a visit from Jackie Salit, president of IndependentVoting.org, one of the nation's leading organizing centers for independent voters. In addition to support for specific candidates, Salit and IV have supported ballot initiatives for nonpartisan primaries as well as legal and political defense of open primaries. Her political commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications, and she has been a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, FOX and other outlets. --…

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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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