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Spring 2013 Programs

February 2013
Presidential Lecture Series
RICHARD NORTON SMITH
“In the Beginning: Three Men Who Made America”
Washington, Adams & Jefferson


Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
Inspiring MLK: The Mentorship
of Benjamin Elijah Mays
KU Prof. Randal Maurice Jelks,
award-winning author

Benjamin Elijah Mays is the man Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called his “spiritual and intellectual father.” In honor of Black History Month, author Randal Jelks shed light on the profound impact this teacher had on the education of the leadership of the black church and of a generation of activists, policymakers, and educators that culminated with the civil rights movement. This program was followed by a book sale and signing of Jelks’ book, Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement.


Feb. 7-Nov. 7, 2013
2013 Fort Leavenworth Series
At Home & Abroad: Selected Topics on World War II
3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month
February 7 – November 7, 2013
The scholars of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College provide an in-depth look at the significance of specific WWII battlegrounds, with attention to factors such as other major world players, campaigns and tactics, U.S. military-government policy, the role of women service members and the bombing of Japan.


Spring 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Intro session with Fellow Barfield.


Spring 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Guest John Hoover, deputy to Amb. Don Yamamoto, principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs, U.S. State Dept.; Topic: political engagement strategy and what drives regional and country-specific engagement.


Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 – 4:00 p.m. at the Institute
Kansas’ New Tax Policy: Boon or Bust?
The new Kansas tax provisions signed into law have been variously described as either a driver for business growth and job creation or as the most regressive tax act in the nation.  State Sen. Tom Holland (D-Dist.3) and Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan took part in a moderated discussion regarding the new tax legislation.
What will this mean for the future of Kansas?


Sping 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, February 28, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Topic: military engagement strategy and the roles of various combatant commands. NOTE: Due to weather, our scheduled guest, Fmr. Rep. Patrick Murphey, was unable to join Gen. Barfield.


Tuesday, March 5, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
Leadership & Globalization in Sports Series
“Reinventing the Empire”
with Robb Heineman
Find out how Sporting KC’s CEO/co-owner Robb Heineman combined innovative marketing, technology and fan kinship to propel Sporting KC into a Major League Soccer powerhouse in America, with other world teams hot to follow in his footsteps and turn the traditional sports business model on its head. About the Leadership & Globalization in Sports Series


Spring 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at 4 p.m.
This week, Gen. Barfield will be joined via video conference by Patrick Murphy. Murphy is a former congressman from Pennsylvania and was the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress. They will discuss military engagement strategy and the roles of various combatant commands.


Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
KPR’s 60th Anniversary: “An Evening with Scott Horsley”
This part of Kansas Public Radio’s 60th anniversary celebration will highlight the important role news coverage has played in the station’s history. To showcase KPR’s partnership with NPR, the table will be turned on NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley as he is interviewed regarding the 2012 presidential campaign. READ this “Conversation with Scott Horsley”


Spring 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Guest: Major Gen. (retired) Richard F. Sherlock, former Dirctor of Strategy and Plans, U.S. Africa Command.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013 – 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
Empowering & Sustaining Malawi:
Africa Windmill Project with John Drake
Our Malawi TV ad.
Sustainable agriculture, community development and healthy drinking water are the fundamental needs that Africa Windmill Project (AWP) provides Malawian farmers today.  Don’t miss this inspiring story of AWP’s  quest to educate and empower a country struggling to thrive.  John Drake will discuss his role in AWP, and what you can do to get involved. CO-SPONSORS: Engineers without Borders; KU Model UN; KU Energy Club; African Students Association; National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE).


Spring 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Guest: Daphne M. Titus, current Counselor for Consular Affairs for U.S. Mission Nigeria. Topic: current events in the Horn of Africa region and the role of the U.S. State Department in military organization.


Spring 2013 Study Group
U.S. Engagement: Political-Military Affairs
Led by Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, Dole Fellow
Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at 4 p.m.
Last session: Dole Fellow Barfield


Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
African-Americans in World War II Series
KU Libraries and the Dole Institute present….
The Tuskegee Airmen:
Red Tails Examined
by Kevin Willmott
KU professor, writer and director, Kevin Willmott, looks at the role of African-American World War II soldiers through the film lens. Willmott will critically examine the historical and racial significance of the Tuskegee Airmen in the recent film, Red Tails. Co-Sponsors: KU Filmworks, Langston Hughes Center, Arnold Air Society,
KU Department of African and African-American Studies, KU Black Student Union.
This WWII series is 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.
FREE SCREENING of Red Tails pior to this event.
Movie snacks provided! Tuesday, April 2
2:30 p.m. Dole Institute, Simons Media Rm
7:00 p.m., Kansas Union, Centennial Rm, 6th Floor
Sunday, April 7, 2:00 at the Institute

SPECIAL DISPLAY
“World War II & African-Americans
in the Kansas Region”
Also at the Dole Institute in April is a temporary exhibit sponsored by Spencer Research Library. Titled “World War II and African-Americans in the Kansas Region,” it features some of the area’s military and civilian contributions to WWII through photographs, documents, correspondence, a Tuskegee Airman uniform and a small model of the earliest plane flown by the Tuskegee Airmen.


Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Book Talk at the Dole Institute
“The Waters of Chaos”
Author and KU Professor Jerry Dobson
The Waters of Chaos is an unconventional science mystery novel tackling the greatest puzzle of them all: How did we get to be so smart? The stories invoke Egyptian mythology and universal flood myths to connect science and lore. Check out the evidence, and you’ll find that almost all of it is true and convincing enough to challenge conventional wisdom. Mystery, adventure, action, romance, the Secrets of the Ages; The Waters of Chaos has them all. A book sale and signing will follow the program.


Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Dole Institute
Student Advisory Board Presents
GUN CONTROL: Freedom vs. Safety

While the debate on gun control continues to be pushed to the forefront of American politics, the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board (SAB) is offering an opportunity for the KU and Lawrence community to engage the issue through informative discussion with advocates from both sides. Join the Dole Institute SAB for a discussion with Patricia Stoneking, President of the Kansas Rifle Association, and Allen Rostron, Constitutional Law Scholar and Professor at UMKC and Former Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.


Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
The Environment & Energy:
The Role of Free Enterprise and the Government
What’s the proper role of the federal government in protecting the environment? Former Congressman Bob Inglis served on the House Science Committee and believes that free enterprise can address many environmental problems where others call for government action. Inglis is Executive Director of the Energy & Enterprise Initiative, an organization that advocates free-enterprise solutions for a long-term, stable energy policy to achieve energy security and avoid the unnecessary risks of a changing climate. Co-Sponsor: KU Young Americans for Liberty.


Dole Lecture 2013: IKE’s Legacy
Thursday, May 2, 2013
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Brigadier General Carl Reddel
Executive Director
Eisenhower Memorial Commission.
IKE is a personal hero of Bob Dole’s, and the Dole Institute is proud to be honoring President Eisenhower’s life and legacy with the annual Dole Lecture. Are you aware of the effort to honor IKE with a memorial on the national mall? Authorized in 1999 by an act of Congress, the Commission seeks to build a memorial fitting this great American and Kansan. General Reddel will talk about what Eisenhower means to America, as well as the status of building this national icon’s memorial.
About BRIG. GEN. CARL W. REDDEL, USAF (RET.)
About Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission


Thursday, May 2, 2013
Fort Leavenworth Series
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
“How the Red Army Defeated Germany:
The Three Alibis.”
Dr. Jonathon M. House
The scholars of the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff College provide an in-depth look at the significance of specific WWII battlegrounds, with attention to factors such as other major world players, campaigns and tactics, U.S. military-government policy, the role of women service members and the bombing of Japan. This lecture series occurs at
3:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month
February 7 – November 7, 2013.


Film Screening
Wed. May 8, 2013
3:00 p.m. at the Institute
50 years after the first U.S. ascent of Mt. Everest, this documentary celebrates the life of Sherpa Nawang Gombu who summited with American Jim Whittaker in 1963, and later became the first man to climb Everest twice. Join us for a chance to view this interesting film and talk with narrator, producer, Bev Chapman!

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