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Fall 2012 Programs

Women’s Suffrage: “Angels at Sunset”
Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
2:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Book Talk: TOM MACH – Author
Mach discussed his latest book, Angels at Sunset, “that shines a fresh light on the critical beginnings of feminism in the quest for women’s rights.”


Madam President: Presidential Women and the Barriers They Face
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Former KU dean and professor, Diana Carlin, along with fellow authors, Nichola Gutgold and Theodore Sheckels, will explore reasons why qualified women candidates are passed over as presidential contenders.  Join us as they talk about media, communication and demographic obstacles to women winning the White House. Theodore F. Sheckels is professor of English and communication studies at Randolph-Macon College. Nichola D. Gutgold is associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Diana B. Carlin is associate vice president for graduate education and professor of communication at Saint Louis University.
This event will include a book sale and signing of
Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced


Detente and Arms Control -The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War
Dr. Sean Kalic
Thursday, September 20, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
This well-researched and fascinating series, brought to us by the military scholars at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, has explored a new Cold War topic on the third Thursday of each month since February. The last two sessions are:
October 18, 2012 – Yom Kippur War & Development of U.S.
Military Doctrine – John Suprin
November 15, 2012 – The Soviet Union in Afghanistan – Dr. Bob Baumann


Read Across Lawrence:
“Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town”
Book Talk: NICK REDING
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012
Join us for an evening of conversation with Nick Reding, author of this New York Times bestseller, Methland: the Death and Life of an American Small Town, a chronicle of meth abuse in a small Midwestern town.  This event was co-sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library and is a featured event of Read Across Lawrence 2012.


Campaign 2012 with ELEANOR CLIFT
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Political reporter, television pundit and author, Eleanor Clift, wasinterviewed on the presidential race for the 2012 Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture.  These periodic lectures are endowed by Martha E. “Betty” Muncy, retired owner, publisher and editor of the Dodge City Daily Globe.  This event was co-sponsored by the KU School of Journalism & Mass Communications.

FYI — vintage CLIFT/DOLE audio from our Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections — During the Muncy Lecture, Eleanor Clift described Senator Bob Dole as a “master dealmaker”, engaging regularly in bipartisan compromise to get the job done. Listen to some vintage audio of a Clift-Dole interview on 2/25/1993, found in our Dole Archives, that illustrates just that! This interview, conducted 37 days into the first term of Clinton’s presidency and the day before the first World Trade Center bombing, is chock-full of commentary on the issues of the day including the recent presidential election, the budget deficit, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, women in leadership, partisan gridlock, taxes (“Americans want more pain”), and healthcare. It’s a fascinating listen that will really take you back. And for you The McLaughlin Group fans, you’ll get a kick out of Senator Dole’s reference to “metaphysical certitude” at about 24:15.


PRESIDENT JUAN MANUEL SANTOS
Republic of Colombia
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
2:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
President Santos, a KU alum, will speak at the Institute and will receive the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given by KU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.PRESS RELEASE

This event is free and open to the public. Doors will open at 1 p.m., and seating is limited.


Fall 2012 Study Group
Election 2012: An Inside Look
Led by Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight & Steve Hildebrand
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at 4 p.m.
What we see and what actually happens in a campaign are two very different things. With one of the most important elections of our generation coming up, join the Dole Institute Fall Fellows, Nancy Dwight and Steve Hildebrand, for a look at Election 2012 from an insider’s perspective.


“Presidents and Civil Liberties
from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians”
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Book Talk: SAM WALKER, Author
Author, Sam Walker, will discuss his new book examining the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It explores the full range of civil liberties issues from First Amendment rights of freedom of speech to national security issues, and how some presidents have not protected or advanced these liberties.  This event is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. Though there will be no book sale or signing at this event, check Amazon for copies of Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians.


2012 Constitution Day Event
America and Race:The Status of Affirmative Action Under the U.S. Constitution
Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
The use of affirmative action in admissions decisions in higher education is before the Supreme Court for the first time since 2003. Fisher v. University of Texas will be argued before the Supreme Court on October 10th questioning whether universities can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions decisions and, if so, how the race of an applicant may be considered.

Join the Dole Institute for its 2012 Constitution Day event. The panelists are David C. Frederick and Erik S. Jaffe. Frederick wrote a brief in support of the University on behalf of Distinguished Alumni of the University of Texas. Jaffe is a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote a brief in support of the student denied admission. KU Law Professor Steve McAllister will moderate. This event is co-sponsored by KU’s School of Law.


Fall 2012 Study Group
Election 2012: An Inside Look
Led by Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight & Steve Hildebrand
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 4 p.m.
With 104 delegates up for grabs candidates start to focus all their time, money, and media in those states. Soon the election will become less about fifty states and more about 7 states. Join Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight, Steve Hildebrand and their guest Rich Galen as they talk about which way these states might swing.
Rich Galen was press secretary to Dan Quayle when the former Vice President was a Congressman and a U.S. Senator, and served as the communications director of then-Speaker Newt Gingrich’s political office. Now, as a freelance communications trouble-shooter, Galen is utilized frequently by corporations and organizations who need to project a positive message in a negative environment, or to create a positive message in a neutral setting.


Campaign 2012: Debate Watch
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Come watch the first presidential debate at the Dole Institute!  During the debate, KU professor, Mary Banwart, will lead a focus group of undecided voters as they watch and rate how they feel about the discussion.  We’ll broadcast the results live to the program attendees and discuss the results at the debate’s conclusion.


WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
to receive 2012 Dole Leadership Prize
Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012
With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they achieve new triumphs. Join us for a candid talk with several Wounded Warriors and WWP’s executive director, Steven Nardizzi.


“Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis”
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Dr. John C. Goodman, “the father of health savings accounts,” discusses his latest book that proposes dozens of bold and crucial innovations that could enable caregivers, entrepreneurs, and patients to use knowledge and creativity to create access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare.  This event includes a book sale and signing.


Fall 2012 Study Group
Election 2012: An Inside Look
Led by Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight & Steve Hildebrand
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Money has always had an important role in politics, but this year its influence and importance is expanding. The power of small donors, big donors, and Super PAC’s is changing the way presidential campaigns are run. Join Dole Fellows, Nancy Dwight, Steve Hildebrand and their guest, Karen Finney, as they tackle money in the presidential race.
Karen Finney is a Democratic Strategist, frequently featured on MSNBC and Politico. She was communication director for the Democratic National Committee and spearheaded Howard Dean’s “50 state strategy.” Finney served as Press Secretary for Hillary Clinton’s successful bid fo the U.S. Senate in 2000; during the general election in 2004 she travelled with Elizabeth Edwards as her Communications Director.


KU Students Overseas:
An International Look at American Politics
Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Are you tired of hearing the same news networks give their opinion on the Presidential election? Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear how the election is viewed internationally? Join the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board (SAB) as they explore these international views.


“The Victory Lab: ‘Moneyball for Politics’”
Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
You’ve seen it before in sports, and now journalist and author, Sasha Issenberg, shows how cutting-edge social science and analytics are reshaping the modern political campaign and how President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are putting them to use.  This event includes a book sale and signing.


Fall 2012 Study Group
Election 2012: An Inside Look
Led by Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight & Steve Hildebrand
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 4 p.m.
The popular vote isn’t all that matters! Each state has electoral votes for its popular vote winner to collect. This means big states have more votes and can become increasingly important as election day inches closer. Join Dole Fellows, Nancy Dwight and Steve Hildebrand, and their guest, Joe Gaylord, as they discuss the strategies the campaigns are using in these crucial states.
Joe Gaylord ranks among the nation’s most experienced Republican political consultants. He served the National Republican Congressional committee for eight years, six of which he was Executive Director. Gaylord then went on to develop the Campaign Management College fo the RNC. Most recently he has authored two books, Flying Upside Down and Flying Right Side Up.


EDWARDS CAMPUS
Campaign 2012 Discussion and Panel
Monday, October 29 at 6:30 p.m.
KU Edwards Campus, Room 120 BEST
Join Dole Institute Director, Bill Lacy, and guest panelists: Cynthia Wheeler, Beka Romm, Steve Glorioso, and Mike Shanin for a special Dole Institute program.
With a week to go in the election, political strategists will mix it up on campaign topics with a focus on content and civility.
Tired of cable TV? This is not your average talking heads show!
JUST A REMINDER: This event is on the KU Edwards Campus.


Fall 2012 Study Group
Election 2012: An Inside Look
Led by Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight & Steve Hildebrand
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 4 p.m.
In less than a week the election will be over. President Obama will be serving a second term or Mitt Romney will be the 45th President of the United States. With an election as close as this, will one candidate win it all? Will the popular vote and electoral college differ? This is the most complex election we have seen in recent history. Join Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight and Steve Hildebrand as they discuss the campaign strategies being used in the final days of this election.


Campaign 2012 with Bill Lacy & Special Guests
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Join Dole Institute Director, Bill Lacy, and political analysts Mark Sump, David Kensinger and Richard Martin as they discuss and forecast the 2012 election.


Fall 2012 Study Group
Election 2012: An Inside Look
Led by Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight & Steve Hildebrand
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 4 p.m.
What went wrong in the Romney campaign? What went wrong in the Obama campaign? Join Dole Fellows Nancy Dwight and Steve Hildebrand as they discuss the campaign strategies that ended up in another Obama victory.


An Evening with Newt Gingrich
Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
7:30 p.m. – Dole Institute
Newt Gingrich will discuss the presidential election, what to expect on upcoming policy changes and his new book, Victory at Yorktown: A Novel (George Washington). This event will included a book signing.


The Soviet Union in Afghanistan
The Ft. Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War
with Dr. Bob Baumann
Thursday, November 15, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
This last session of a well-researched and fascinating series, brought to us by the military scholars at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, has explored a new Cold War topic on the third Thursday of each month since February.


Annual Tribute to Veterans Gala
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012
6:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Celebrate and remember our nation’s veterans at the Dole Institute’s annual USO-style gala.


The Relevance of the Magna Carta
to the 21st Century
Thursday, November 29, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
An in-depth look at this critical historical document from trustee of the Magna Carta Trust and British political researcher and advisor, Sir Robert Worcester. Sir Robert’s talk is part of the Bold Aspirations Visitor and Lecture Series. He is also a Chancellor’s Lecturer and an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at KU.


Post-Election Conference
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 7, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
at the Dole Institute
Prominent political practitioners including strategists, journalists, and pollsters will analyze the 2012 election results. The 2012 conference will focus on the hard-fought presidential campaign, how President Obama’s next term will differ from his first and the future of the GOP.

Panelists include:
Rich Beeson, national political director for Governor Romney
Brent Colburn, national communications director for President Obama
Katie Gage, deputy national campaign manager for Governor Romney
Jeremy Bird, national field director for President Obama
Marlon Marshall, deputy national field director for President Obama
Erin McPike, national political reporter for RealClearPolitics
James Hohmann, national political reporter for POLITICO
Jerry Seib, Washington bureau chief of The Wall Street Journal
Jeff Zeleny, national political correspondent for The New York Times
Joe Lenski, exec. vice president & co-founder of Edison Media Research
Nancy Dwight, 2012 Dole Fellow and Republican strategist

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