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Spring 2012 Programs

Sunday, January 29, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
2012 Presidential Lecture Series:
“Why Presidents Succeed…Why They Fail.”
RICHARD NORTON SMITH
With the 2012 presidential contest already underway, the Dole Institute looks at what separates successful presidents from those deemed failures.
Presidential historian and first Dole Institute permanent director, Richard Norton Smith, will kick off the series with his take on this timely topic. Join Richard as he is interviewed by Dole Institute Director, Bill Lacy, on the leadership traits that create great presidents, and the mistakes that make them weak.
Note: THIS EVENT WAS NOT RECORDED


Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
An Evening with Tim Pawlenty
Former Minnesota Governor and GOP presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, talks presidential politics and his ideas for solving the nation’s big problems. Whether you are a Republican or Democrat, don’t miss the opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s most thoughtful and successful governors.
Cosponsored with KU College Republicans.


The Fort Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War
February 16, 2012 – 3:00 p.m.
The Onset of the Cold War -Dr. Sean Kalic
Every 3rd THURSDAY of the month; 3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
through November 15, 2012


Spring 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Led by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 4 pm.
Political communications expert, Tom King, will explore the elements of a presidential campaign. King will provide an insider’s perspective and weekly commentary on the 2012 presidential race.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Fundraising experts, Elizabeth Conatser & Lisa Spies, have worked with presidential candidates, US Senators, Congressmen and Governors. These Fellows will present a timely study group on the “nuts and bolts” of political fundraising.


Sping 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Led by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Tom King and guest, Aaron Leibowitz. Leibowitz is a Principal at Targeted Creative Communications, Inc, a Republican direct marketing company.


Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
6:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
“Public Service & Contemporary Politics”
EMANUEL CLEAVER, II
Congressman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) has established himself as one of the most influential African-Americans in politics today through his commitment to civil discourse and his leadership of the Congressional Black Caucus. This event is co-sponsored by the
KU Black Student Union and KU Young Democrats.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Lisa Spies and guest, former Federal Election Commission/FEC Chairman and current Commissioner Donald McGahn.


Spring 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Led by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Tom King and guest, Glen Bolger. Bolger is one of the Republican Party’s leading political strategists and pollsters. He is a partner and co-founder of Public Opinions Strategies, a national political and public affairs survey research firm whose clients include leading political figures, Fortune 500 companies, and major associations.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Elizabeth Conatser and guest, veteran political fundraiser Bev Shea.


Monday, March 5, 2012
7:30 p.m at the Dole Institute
“FRACKING: An Environmental Debate”
Hydraulic fracturing, a technique to procure oil and natural gas, is consistently in the headlines these days. Join us as the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board presents Joe Spease from the Sierra Club of Kansas and Ed Cross from Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) to discuss viewpoints on this hot topic from inside the environmental and drilling industries.
“Hydraulic fracturing has been in the news so much lately, from stories about earthquakes to oil independence to alternative energy sources. This program is extremely timely,” said Andrew Toth, Dole Institute Student Advisory Board coordinator. “This fascinating discussion will shed light on the truths and myths about hydraulic fracturing. With panelists both for and against fracking, it should be of interest to experts and laymen alike.” Press Release This event was co-sponsored by the KU Association of Water and Environment (AWE) and KU Energy Club.


Spring 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Lead by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Tom King and guest, Steve Murphy.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Lisa Spies and guest, RNC Finance Director Angela Meyers.


Spring 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Lead by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Tom King and guest Alexander Burns, POLITICO journalist.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Lisa Spies and guest, Michael Beach, co-founder of Targeted Victory, the premier Republican digital strategic consulting firm, serving over 40 clients including Maco Rubio for Senate I(FL), American Crossroads, Susana Martinez for Governor (NM), and Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign. Targeted Victory BLOG.


Thursday, March 15, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War
“The Korean War” – Speaker: Dr. Janet Valentine
This monthly series is presented at the Dole Institute by experts at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Series occurs every 3rd THURSDAY of the month through Nov. 15, 2012 3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute


Spring 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Lead by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Tom King and guest, former Dole Fellow Peter Fenn, president of Fenn Communications Group, one of the nation’s premier political and public affairs media firms.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
A Conversation with JOHN YOO
John Yoo is a former head of the Office of Legal Counsel and advisor to President Bush on various issues involving the war on terror immediately following 9/11. Join us as we explore presidential power, the war on terror and US foreign affairs in a post 9/11 world. This event is co-sponsored by the KU School of Law.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Elizabeth Conatser and guest, Jeff Freeman, senior Federal lobbyist for the National Rifle Association (NRA).


Thursday, March 29, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
OUR SUPREME TASK: How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance
with PHILIP WHITE
Author, Philip White, discusses his new book. It is an arresting portrait of an irrepressible man at a pivotal moment in history: when Winston Churchill focused the world’s attention on a frightening new reality—the dangers of Soviet totalitarian Communism.


Thursday, March 29, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
FOODSCAPES:Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Design & Community Health
Foodscapes is an interdisciplinary program where urban agriculture meets sustainable design and city planning to help better feed communities and improve health, community involvement and job opportunities, while working toward an environmentally progressive way to exist and renew urban living. Leaders from Cultivate KC, BNIM architects and Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will explore the interconnectivity of this growing movement, as well as identify challenges and successful models.
Co-sponsored by KU ASCE (Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers)


Spring 2012 Tuesday Study Group
Presidential Play-By-Play
Led by Dole Fellow Tom King
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Tom King and guest TBA.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
2012 DOLE LECTURE – GEORGE MITCHELL
Former Senate Majority Leader
George Mitchell is an exemplary public servant with an impressive political career. Mitchell served with Senator Dole in the Senate and was a founder of the Bipartisan Policy Center. After leaving the Senate, he has continued to serve by seeking peace in Northern Ireland and in the Middle East and by studying the effect of doping in professional sports. Don’t miss the chance to hear from this fascinating and compelling political figure.
The program is free and open to the public.


Spring 2012 Wednesday Study Group
Put Your Money Where Your Vote Is
Led by Dole Fellows Elizabeth Conatser and Lisa Spies
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at 4 p.m.
‘Direct Mail and Online Fundraising,’ with guest Bill Spence, Response America, a premier direct mail and voter contact firm.


Thursday, April 5, 2012
6:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
World War II: An African-American Oral History
The Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Kansas Libraries invite you to attend an intimate event presenting the personal experiences of African American World War II veterans and how the war impacted their lives. Set against a backdrop of the Dole Institute World War II Memory Wall, a moderated panel discussion will offer a platform for veterans to relate their personal oral history and commemorate Kansans who fought overseas and worked on the war effort at home. This program is part of a series made possible through the generous support of Dr. Sandra Gautt of Lawrence, Kan. The series is dedicated to Dr. Gautt’s father, Thaddeus Whayne, and all African-American WWII veterans.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Citizen Journalism and Arab Spring
with ANDY CARVIN
Andy Carvin of NPR will be interviewed about the use of social media in Arab Spring, a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world since late 2010.
* This program is sponsored by the University Honors Program, Center for Global and International Studies, Spencer Museum of Art, Hall Center for the Humanities, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and The Commons.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
“SYRIA IN TURMOIL”
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh: Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace
Dr. Radwan Ziadeh is a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington D.C. Since the Syrian uprising started on March 15, 2011, Dr. Ziadeh has been involved in documenting all the human rights violations and testifying two times at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Dr. Ziadeh also was involved in the opposition activities, where he was elected director of the Foreign Relations Office for the Syrian National Council, the main umbrella for the Syrian Opposition.
This event is co-sponsored by Culturally Speaking. Culturally Speaking: Providing meaningful opportunities for people of different cultures and ethnicities to interact and form bonds of friendship and understanding.


Thursday, April 19, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War
Military Crises of the Eisenhower Era — Dr. Jon House
This monthly series is presented at the Dole Institute by experts at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Series occurs every 3rd THURSDAY of the month through Nov. 15, 2012 3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute


2012 Presidential Lecture Series CONTINUES….
Thurs., April 19 & Mon., April 23
With the 2012 presidential contest already underway, the Dole Institute’s signature series looks at what separates successful presidents from those deemed failures.
Both Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon had significant accomplishments during their presidencies that were overshadowed by Vietnam and Watergate respectively. What if these men had been able to avoid these stains? Join us as we look at each man in this light.

Thursday, April 19, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Nixon Presidency
JOHN ANDREWS & LEE HUEBNER – fmr Nixon speechwriters
What if there never was a Watergate?
Two speechwriters from the Nixon White House will explore his presidency without this term-ending event.


Monday, April 23, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
“Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency”
with MARK UPDEGROVE: Director, LBJ Library & Museum
Without Vietnam would the public and historians have seen LBJ differently? Lyndon B. Johnson Library and Museum director and author, Mark Updegrove, will discuss this question and his new book, Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency. This event includes a book sale and signing.


Thursday, April 26, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
“The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA”
Author DICK HOLM, former top CIA officer
Dick Holm’s new book provides a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of a member of the nation’s clandestine service. The book details his 35 years of gathering intelligence for the U.S., a career that spanned seven countries on three continents under 13 CIA directors, in the critical pursuit of information to protect the nation’s security.


Sunday, April 29, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Leadership & Globalization in Sports Lecture presents
“Secretariat”
Author BILL NACK
With the Kentucky Derby just a week away, join us as Bill Nack, author and long-time Sports Illustrated journalist, discusses this classic sporting event. This event includes a book sale and signing. Reception follows program.


Thursday, May 17, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War
New Look and Massive Retaliation – Dr. John Curatola
This monthly series is presented at the Dole Institute by experts at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Series occurs every 3rd THURSDAY of the month through Nov. 15, 2012 3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

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