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Fall 2014 Programs

2014 Dole Leadership Prize: John D. Kemp
Sunday, December 14, 2014
4:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics was pleased to honor president & CEO John D. Kemp of The Viscardi Center with the 2014 Dole Leadership Prize. The prize will be awarded at an interview-style program with Mr. Kemp, who uses his own life with a disability to inspire others to achieve the impossible through knowledge, experience, vision, personality and persistence. Hear why Mr. Kemp has chosen to gift the $25,000 award to The Viscardi Center, a netword of non-profit organizations that provide service that aducate, employ and empower children and adults with disabilities.


2014 Post Election Conference
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 11 & 12, 2014
Dole Institute

The Dole Institute’s nationally recognized post-election panel is back for the midterms. National journalists and strategists from both sides will analyze the midterm election results, and look ahead with early predictions for 2016, in a multi-session conference. Come to one session or come to all! Just don’t miss this chance to hear from the experts.

NATIONAL PANEL
Raul Alvillar: National Political Director, Democratic National Committee
Dan Balz: Chief Correspondent, Washington Post
Robert Collins: Executive Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Jen O’Malley Dillon: Partner, Precision Strategies
Alex Isenstadt: Political Reporter, POLITICO.com
Nathan Klein: Polling & Analytics Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
Joe Lenski: Executive Vice President, Edison Research
John McLaughlin: CEO/Partner, McLaughlin & Associates
Patrick O’Connor: Political Reporter, Wall Street Journal
Sean Trende: Sr. Elections Analyst, RealClearPolitics.com

KANSAS PANEL
Kelly Arnold: Chair, Kansas Republican Party
Bob Beatty: Political Science, Washburn University
Mark Dugan: Campaign Manager, Brownback for Governor
Sean Fitzpatrick: Press Secretary, Sen. Pat Roberts
Dave Helling: Reporter, The Kansas City Star
Jim Jonas: Campaign Manager, Orman for U.S. Senate, JKJ Partners
Burdett Loomis: Political Science, University of Kansas
Bryan Lowry: Reporter, The Wichita Eagle
James Roberts: Campaign Manager, Paul Davis for Governor
Joan Wagnon: Chair, Kansas Democratic Party


The Great American Wheat Harvest
screening and Q & A with filmmaker, Conrad Weaver
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014
3 p.m. Dole Institute

Telling the story of families who travel from Texas to Canada custom harvesting wheat for our country and the world, award-winning filmmaker, Conrad Weaver, documents the inspiring heritage now threatened to be lost. Many Americans take for granted the way our food supply comes to us daily. These harvesting families take risks and battle technological, economic and environmental challenge to feed millions. This event includes a film screening, Q&A session and DVD sale.


East European Democracy & Russian Reemergence
7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, Dole Institute

Gain valuable insights into the status of East European Democracy from Ivan Vejvoda, sr. vice president of The German Marshall Fund of the United States. Since the fall of the Iron Curtain a quarter of a century ago, democracy has largely flourished in Eastern Europe. Hear some of the history and get an up-to-date assessment on the region, including a look at recent Russian actions. This program is co-sponsored by KU’s Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies (CREES).


On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller
Richard Norton Smith, author & historian
Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
4 p.m. Dole Institute

Acclaimed historian, Richard Norton Smith, takes us inside of his new biography of one of the most fascinating figures of the twentieth century, Nelson Rockefeller. Fourteen years in the making, and utilizing thousands of new documents, interviews and Rockefeller’s own writings, the book is the definitive work on this American icon. On His Own Terms is scheduled to be released on Oct. 21, 2014. This event includes a book sale and signing.


Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom
Dr. Ludy Green, Author
Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
3 p.m. Dole Institute

Dr. Ludy Green has been working on domestic violence issues and solutions by getting politicians, CEOs of large corporations, Congress and the United Nations to ackowledge her vision. Her efforts were instrumental in getting new language introduced to the updated Violence Against Women Act in 2013. Green will discuss her recent book, which outlines how a woman can regain her independence, her well-being, and her dignity by distancing herself from her former abuser through employment. This event includes a book sale and signing.
Ending Domestic Violence Captivity: A Guide to Economic Freedom


Turkey’s Current Challenges in Foreign Policy & Domestic Issues

With Dr. Ihsan Yilmaz
Thursday, November 13, 2014
3 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Yilmaz will talk about challenges to civil society, freedom of the press, freedom of speech and pluralistic democracy in the aftermath of the August presidential elections. Other domestic issues such ad the Kurdish issue and abuses of power against individuals and civil society will also be covered. Yilmaz will touch upon the foreign policy challenges as well, ranging from Middle East to Black Sea.


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
with Dave Helling
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Recap of the 2014 Election
Join Kansas City Star political reporter and columnist Dave Helling for his final study group as he makes sense of this year’s midterm election results.


A Tribute to Veterans – USO Style

A Tribute to Veterans
Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 at the Dole Institute
6:00 p.m. Salute by KU ROTC
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Listen, Dance to live music by the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra

For veterans, their families and friends. Celebrate and remember our nation’s veterans at the Dole Institute’s annual USO-style gala. Enjoy WWII Era Music, Light Hors d’oeuvres and Beverages.
********Free admission but space is limited.********
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.
RSVP by Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.
Call: 785-864-4900 or email doleinstitute@ku.edu


Ft. Leavenworth Series III: DECISIVE BATTLES
The Siege of Budapest: A Decisive Battle against Nazism
Dr. Sean Kalic
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014
3 p.m. Dole Institute

There are many famous battles in history that we label as decisive events – Yorktown, Waterloo, Gettysburg, and Midway – just to name a few. However, history is replete with lesser known clashes of arms that were arguably just as significant in their respective wars.
Presentations are by scholars of the Department of Military Hisory at US Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth.


Cuba Program POSTPONED!

The Dole Institute regrets that due to the potential conflict with Game 7 of the 2014 World Series, the Institute will postpone its evening forum “Is It Time to Recognize Cuba?” scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Dole Institute plans to reschedule the program.

Is It Time to Recognize Cuba?
POSTPONED

Frank Calzon, executive director of the Center for a Free Cuba, and Marifeli Perez-Stable, professor at Florida International University, join us for a moderated discussion on formal U.S. recognition of Cuba, beginning with lines of commerce and travel that have been restricted since 1960. This event is co-sponsored by the Pan American Association of Kansas City (PANAM-KC) and KU’s Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
with Dave Helling
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Alternative press and the midterm election
Guest: Steve Vockrodt, The Pitch
Join Dole Fellow Dave Helling and his guest, Steve Vockrodt, for the final study group before the midterm elections. Dave and Steve will discuss how alternative press covers the midterms, along with their race analysis.


Center Stage: Kansas Elections 2014
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014
4:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Kansas is the national epicenter of this election year with a number of competitive campaigns. Join us 10 days out as our panel examines why the races are so competitive, how they are being waged and what will happen on election day.
Panelists:
Dr. Bob Beatty
, Professor of Political Science, Washburn University
Dr. Ed Flentje, Professor of Political Science, Wichita State University
Ann Gardner, Editorial Page Editor, The World Company
Dr. Burdett Loomis, Professor of Political Science, University of Kansas
Dr. Mark Peterson, Professor of Political Science, Washburn University
Dr. Chapman Rackaway, Professor of Political Science, Ft. Hays State University
Dr. Michael Smith, Professor of Political Science, Emporia State University

NEWS RELEASE


Governing in a Polarized America:
A Bipartisan Blueprint to Strengthen Our Democracy
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
**7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

Over the past 2 years, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform, a group of thirty Americans from all political stripes, has engaged concerned citizens across the country to develop reforms for our polarized government.
Sen. Bob Bennett (R) and Sec. Dan Glickman (D) will share these recommendations and discuss how they could lead to the big changes America needs. This event is co-sponsored by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), KU Student Legislative Awareness Board, KU Young Americans for Liberty, KU College Republicans & KU Young Democrats.
**Arrive Early… “Please be aware that due to an event at the Lied Center on this date, parking for the Dole Institute program may be difficult. We strongly encourage attendees of the Dole Institute program to arrive early.”
NEWS RELEASE


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
with Dave Helling
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Covering midterms on the web
Guests: Martin Hawver, Hawver’s Capitol Report; Sam Zeff, KCUR
Join Dole Fellow Dave Helling and this week’s guests, Martin Hawver and Sam Zeff, for the fifth study group of the semester. Dave and his guests will discuss how web journalists cover the midterms, along with their race analysis.


The Dole Institute of Politics and KU School of Law present
The 2014 Constitution Day Program

Same-sex Marriage – Constitutional Right or the State’s Decision?
Tues., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

With Thomas M. Fisher, Solicitor General of Indiana, and Roberta Kaplan, Partner at Paul Weiss, NYC
Moderated by Stephen McAllister, KU School of Law

NOTE:Roberta Kaplan was unable to participate. David J. Brown, KU Law adjunct faculty, sat in for Kaplan.

Join us as Fisher and Kaplan discuss the state of constitutional law regarding same-sex marriage, the arguments in favor of and against the recognition of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, the Supreme Court’s decision not to hear several recent decisions on this issue, and the likely future direction of litigation and the law on this issue.
NEWS RELEASE


Women’s Leadership Series 2014
WOMEN RUNNING FOR OFFICE
5:30 p.m. Sundays, Oct. 19, 26 and Nov. 2
7:00 p.m. on Nov. 5, Dole Institute

Three exciting sessions will focus on women running for office in Kansas and nationally. During the first session you will have the opportunity to choose a candidate, follow her campaign, and share information with others. We will discuss the different races and predict the winners. Then join us after the election for a follow-up session on Nov. 5 to assess the results. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, and to RSVP, contact the Dole Institute at 785-864-4900 or doleinstitute@ku.edu.
Speakers:
Barbara Ballard, Associate Director, Dole Institute of Politics, University of Kansas
Mary Banwart, Associate professor of communication studies, University of Kansas


Tanya Fields: Eco-Warrior of the FOOD REVOLUTION
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

Food justice activist and community organizer, Tanya Fields, will be interviewed on topics related to KU’s Campus Sustainability Week and KU Fights Hunger Month activities, as well as Senator Dole’s legacy of addressing hunger and poverty, with particular emphasis on socioeconomic factors and access. This event is presented in partnership with KU Center of Sustainability, KU’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, KU’s Office of the Provost and KU’s International Center for Ethics in Business, and co-sponsored by KU Fights Hunger, the Emily Taylor Women’s Resource Center, and The KU Center for Communitjy Outreach.


Your Story, His Story, the Legacy:
The 1974 Dole-Roy Senate Race
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

This election season, the Dole Institute commemorates 40 years since the hard-fought U.S. Senate race between Senator Bob Dole and Congressman Bill Roy. Join Dave Owen, Dole’s campaign coordinator, and Bill Boy, Jr., son of Congressman Roy, in an interview with Dole Institute Senior Archivist Audrey Coleman, featuring personal recollections and historic matericals from the Dole Archives.
NEWS RELEASE


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
with Dave Helling
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 4 p.m.
How radio journalists cover the midterms
Guest: Steve Kraske, KCUR
10-second sound bites, 300-word articles, 140-character tweets. That’s how we digest today’s political headlines. Go behind the byline with Dole Fellow Dave Helling and special guests, Steve Kraske and Donna Vestal, as they talk about the 2014 elections, and the role of radio journalism.


Ft. Leavenworth Series III: DECISIVE BATTLES
Forgotten Transcendence: the Battle of Buena Vista, 1847
Dr. Gregory Hospodor
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
3 p.m. Dole Institute

There are many famous battles in history that we label as decisive events – Yorktown, Waterloo, Gettysburg and Midway – just to name a few. However, history is replete with lesser known clashes of arms that were arguably just as significant in their respective wars. Don’t miss the chance to learn about these critical clashes on the first Thursday of each month through November. Hear presentations by scholars of the Department of Military History at US Army’s Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Ft. Leavenworth.


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4 p.m.
How print journalists cover the midterms
Guests: Tim Carptenter, Topeka Capital-Journal; Jason Noble, Des Moines Register
Join Dole Fellow Dave Helling and this week’s guests, political journalists Tim Carpenter and Jason Noble, for the third study group of the semester. Dave and his guests will discuss how print journalists cover midterms, along with their race analysis.


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 4 p.m.
How television journalists cover the midterms
Guests: Garrett Haake, KSHB; Nick Haines, KCPT
10-second sound bites, 300-word articles, 140-character tweets. That’s how we digest today’s political headlines. Go behind the byline with Dole Fellow Dave Helling and special guests, Garrett Haake and Nick Haines as they talk about the 2014 elections, and the role of television journalism.


Fall 2014 Study Group
Behind the Byline: Political Journalists on the Midterm Election
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Overview of 2014 Election & journalism’s role
Guests: David Von Drehle, Time Magazine; Jonathan Martin, New York Times; Juana Summers, NPR
Join Dole Fellow Dave Helling and this week’s guests, political journalists Jonathan Martin, Juana Summers and David Von Drehle, for the first study group of the semester. Dave and his guests will discuss the 2014 election and the role journalism plays.


2014 Journalism & Politics Lecture
THE MEDIA AND THE MIDTERMS
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

Who’s going to win? And how? Join us as veteran journalists talk about the media’s role in covering the midterm elections. Hear how they go inside the campaigns, get the real time numbers, and get the stories and information out to the people, all of which create the predictions that keep the public on the edge of their seats.
PANELISTS:
Jonathan Martin, New York Times
Juana Summers, NPR
David Von Drehle, Time Magazine
Dave Helling, KC Star and current Dole Fellow

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