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April 2019

BUILDING CLOSED | Easter Sunday

April 21

The Dole Institute will be closed on Sunday, April 21. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Monday, April 22.

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An Evening with David E. Sanger: War, Sabotage, & Fear in the Cyber Age

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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A three-time Pulitzer Prize winner and national security correspondent for the New York Times, David E. Sanger is one of the nation’s most lucid analysts of geopolitics, globalization, and cyber power. His new book, "The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age," is an incisive look into how cyberwarfare is influencing elections, threatening national security, and bringing us to the brink of global war. This event is part of the ICCAE Security Conference, “Cyber Attacks, Intellectual Property,…

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Student Advisory Board program | Battleground: Political Polarization and the Supreme Court

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Recent judicial confirmations have laid bare the political divisions present in the nation’s highest court. In the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board’s spring program, two experts on judicial confirmation, law and legal institutions will examine politicization of the Supreme Court. Joining the conversation are Lee Epstein, Ethan A.H. Shepley Distinguished University Professor at Washington University, and Stephen Ware, KU professor of law. This program is hosted by the Dole Institute's Student Advisory Board and made possible by the generosity of…

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2019 Dole Humanitarian Award Reception

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The KU Department of Special Education, in collaboration with the Dole Institute of Politics, annually recognizes a Kansan or an individual that has impacted parents and families of individuals with disabilities across the state of Kansas, if not beyond. The Robert J. Dole Humanitarian Award is meant to honor individuals who have had a direct impact on parents and families. The 2019 recipient of this award is Shelly London. Shelly completed both her undergraduate (journalism) and graduate (MBA) degrees at the University…

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May 2019

Ft. Leavenworth series | Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder

May 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join Dr. Harry Laver for an exploration of a man that Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower referred to as “one of the few great military leaders of our time.” Air Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder of the Royal Air Force served as Eisenhower’s deputy supreme commander for the June 1944 Overlord campaign in Normandy, and then on to the conclusion of World War II. He made significant contributions to the Allied victory, and consistently supported Eisenhower during the most contentious episodes of…

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Discover with Dole

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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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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June 2019

Discover with Dole: Celebrate Flag Day

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Celebrate Flag Day at the Dole Institute by gazing at the world’s largest American Flag stained glass window! Activities for kids will include making Uncle Sam top hats, learning how to correctly fold an American flag, Old Glory flag craft made out of straws and a jumbo Stars and Stripes floor puzzle. Discover with Dole is the Dole Institute’s monthly interactive, kid-friendly event at the museum. Families can discover uniquely-themed items in the museum and archives, make crafts, solve puzzles and take part…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Lt. Gen. Stapleton Cotton

June 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Stapleton Cotton, later Field Marshal Stapleton Cotton, first Viscount Combermere, was cavalry commander under the Duke of Wellington for nearly six years in the Peninsula War. Yet, at Waterloo, he was not invited to command Wellington’s cavalry. Mark T. Gerges examines Cotton’s early career in the Peninsula and his role in the command of Wellington’s cavalry. This program is free and open to the public.

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CANCELLED | Ambassador Dirk Wouters

June 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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PROGRAMMING ALERT: Due to a family emergency, the program with Ambassador Dirk Wouters for Thursday, June 13 has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event in the future. All programming changes or additions for the Dole Institute will be announced on doleinstitute.org and the institute’s social media channels. The Dole Institute is pleased to welcome Dirk Wouters, ambassador of Belgium to the United States, for a summer public lecture. Wouters will highlight some of the current challenges facing the…

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July 2019

Discover with Dole: Mission to the Moon

July 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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July 2019 marks the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission with famed astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. Join the Dole Institute this month for an out-of-this-world exploration of the archives, featuring space-themed activities for kids in attendance. Discover with Dole is the Dole Institute’s monthly interactive, kid-friendly event at the museum. Families can discover uniquely-themed items in the museum and archives, make crafts, solve puzzles and take part in museum gallery activities. All programs and events at the…

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