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April 2017

(Ft. Leavenworth Series) The Tet Offensive

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join Marine Corps veteran Wilburn “Bud” Meador Jr. for the story of a fight — small in tactical significance, but perhaps the most strategically important struggle of the Vietnam War. A watch stander at the U.S. Embassy and all USAID posts in Saigon in 1967, Meador examines the attack on the Embassy by the Viet Cong and the actions of U.S. leaders and their chains of command.

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Easter Egg Roll with Dole

April 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join the Institute for a free morning of family fun at the annual Easter Egg Roll with Dole. This event includes a White House-style egg roll race, egg hunt, snacks, crafts, live bunnies and more. The event is on rain or shine, and all children receive a special goody bag when departing the event. Children of all ages are welcome, though egg roll and hunt activities will be split up between ages 3-12. Click here for more information on the…

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April 16

The Dole Institute will be closed on Sunday, April 16 for the Easter holiday. The building will re-open for normal hours on Monday, April 17.

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(Discussion Group #5) President Trump: The First 100 Days

April 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

“Inside the Situation Room and the Importance of Presidential Language” Guest: Terry Szuplat Former White House deputy director of speechwriting and lead National Security Council speechwriter Terry Szuplat joins Dole fellow C.J. Jackson to talk about how presidents form a national security message. Szuplat will discuss what it is like to be in the Situation Room in a crisis and how presidents craft their messages for an international audience. Szuplat will also analyze the Trump administration’s approach to international relations…

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(Discussion Group #6) President Trump: The First 100 Days

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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“At Home and Abroad: the Global Presidency” Guest: Caitlin Hayden Former National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden joins Dole fellow C.J. Jackson to discuss how presidents manage an international audience. Hayden, who has worked across national security positions in government, will examine how the Trump administration approaches diplomacy, how the presidential transition affects international relationships and more. About spring 2017 Discussion Groups: Fresh off a dramatic election season, KU alums Henry “C.J.” Jackson (POLITICO) and Johanna Maska (former White House…

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April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The Dole Institute will be closed to the public on Sunday, April 30, in preparation for the Elizabeth Dole Women in Leadership Lecture. Doors will open for the lecture at 2:30 p.m. The museum gallery will be closed from 2:30-5 p.m. during the lecture.

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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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