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Spring 2014 Programs

2014 DOLE LECTURE
Sunday, May 4, 2014
4:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
“The New Democrats and the Return to Power”
AL FROM, recognized political strategist

Al From is the principal architect for the Clinton presidency and the new Democrat movement, which helped shape the 21st century Democratic Party,” said Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy. “Most of the Dole Lectures have been by or about public figures; this is the first that will honor a person working behind the scenes to change American politics in a major way.”
From will also discuss current U.S. politics, the state of both parties and his book, “The New Democrats and the Return to Power.” Don’t miss this key, behind-the-scenes strategist who helped shift domestic political power. This program is free, open to the public and includes a book sale and signing.
Media Release


Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Archives Visiting Fellow
AMY HERMAN
Innovation in Plain Sight: Transforming Our National Security Landscape with Museum Collections

From the high-stakes, high-profile worlds of law enforcement, medicine, and counterterrorism, Amy Herman brings her students – among them professionals serving the NYPD, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army and the United States Navy SEALS, as well as hospitals, medical schools, and trauma centers – to the art museum, where works of art have become the new data.
Herman, founder of The Art of Perception, hones her students’ powers of observation in a highly participatory program that trains them to communicate those observations with precision – essential skills for any professional today. Studying art, curing disease, solving crime: join us for a fascinating glimpse into Herman’s innovative approach. Learn how her work is impacting governmental organizations and agencies throughout the country – and be prepared to re-evaluate YOUR perception on the role of art and research collections within the intelligence community.
Co-sponsored by KU Graduate Military Programs, KU Veterans Alumni Chapter, KU School of the Arts, Spencer Museum of Art, KU University Honors Program, and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Young Friends of Art.


Thursday, May 1, 3 p.m. Dole Institute
Ft. Leavenworth Series: Decisive Battles
Vitoria, 1813
Dr. Mark Gerges


Thursday, April 24, 3:00 p.m. Dole Institute
Book Talk: “The Tender Soldier” with author, Venessa Gezari

Join Gezari as she discusses her book, “The Tender Soldier,” which tells the story of the development of the Human Terrain System, a controversial Army program that sends civilian social scientists into combat zones with soldiers.
Co-sponsored by KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications.
A book sale and signing will follow the program.
Read: New York Times Book Review of “The Tender Soldier.”


Wednesday, April 23, 2014
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
The Hidden Hungry: Ending Senior Hunger with ENID BORDEN

Bob Dole has fought for better nutrition his entire political and post-political career. Enid Borden has fought that same fight for seniors for more than 20 years. Under Borden’s leadership as President and CEO, the Meals On Wheels Association of America grew from a small trade association to a leading national charity. She is currently the founder, president and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger located in Alexandria, Virginia. Through research, education and community partnership, NFESH works each day to harness the resources necessary to reverse the escalating number of seniors in the lifecycle of hunger. It is the only national foundation that focuses on both increasing the national understanding of the complexities of senior hunger and on finding innovative and effective solutions to end it.
Co-sponsored by KU Fights Hunger.


BOB DOLE visits the Institute
The HIGHLIGHT of the Dole Institute’s 10th Anniversary year-long celebration was Bob Dole’s return to the Institute Tuesday, April 22, 2014

“I’m not running for anything,” Senator Dole said. “I just want to see old friends and meet new ones, regardless of party. I am looking forward to visiting with everyone at the Dole Institute and being back in my home state of Kansas.”

A Public Open House honoring the Senator was held at the Institute from 11 a.m. to Noon.
Kansas News:
LJWorld
TopekaCJ
KCStar


Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
CHARLIE COOK Knows Elections

Editor, publisher and political analyst, Charlie Cook, is called one of the “best political handicappers in the nation” by The New York Times. Cook will handicap the upcoming midterm elections and share some personal observations about Sen. Bob Dole.


Thursday, April 10, 2014 3 p.m. Dole Institute
America’s Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients from the Civil War to Afghanistan with Dr. James Willbanks

Author and director of the Military History department at the Army Command and General Staff College, Dr. James Willbanks, will discuss Medal of Honor recipients who stood courageous in the face of grave danger and risked, or sacrificed, their own lives for the lives of others. The accounts tell a story of valor and of the diversity of ethnicity and culture which broadens our appreication for these Americans. Several Medal of Honor recipients appeared at the Dole Institute Dedication, so it’s fitting that the originator of our popular Ft. Leavenworth Series should review some of these courageous stories.


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Guest Michael Miller is a 10 year veteran of campaigns and advocacy with work spanning an array of puslishers and organizations within the progressive space. Drawing on strong backgrounds in field, digital and technology, Michael’s work focuses on generating holistic views of online and offline campaigning. A trainer with the New Organizing Institute and the New Leader’s Council, Michael teaches pragmatic options for campaigns and organizations to implement experiments and testing on scales large and small.


Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
“Double Down: Game Change 2012”

Authors, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, discuss the book that bared the secrets of the 2012 campaign and provided a 360-degree account of this hard-fought, momentous election.
A book sale and signing will follow the program.


Thursday, April 3, 3 p.m. Dole Institute
Ft. Leavenworth Series: Decisive Battles
Plattsburgh, 1814
Dr. Richard Barbuto


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Mark Sump and guest, marketing consultant Amy Gonzalez, will discuss new media advertising and how to target Internet advertising using cookies, geographic clustering and other methods. Ms. Gonzalez will be joining via Skype.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
The Business of College Athletics: Should Student Athletes be Paid?

Sports business/law specialists Marc Edelman and Alicia Jessop will discuss this timely, controversial topic of paying college athletes. Both have written on this issue for outlets including Forbes and US News & World Report. You won’t want to miss this hot button conversation.
**This program is brought to you by the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board; co-sponsors include the KU Student Alumni Association; KU Law’s Sports and Entertainment Law Socity.


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaign
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Mark Sump and guest, Democratic political consultant Michael Whouley, will discuss getting out the vote and how to target specific individuals and demographics. Whouley was a key strategist in Bill Clinton’s 1992 election victory.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
An Evening with CINDY MCCAIN

Though best known publicly as wife of ’08 Presidential contender, Sen. John McCain, Cindy Hensley McCain is a very successful and strong leader in her own right. Find out about her experiences as Chair of Hensley & Company and her extensive work with a number of major charity organizations, as well as some stories from the campaign trail.
MEDIA RELEASE


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Mark Sump will host a video conference with Paul Begala, political consultant and commentator. They will discuss how media coverage of political campaigns has developed in the past few decades and where the money goes.


Thursday, March 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
NEW – Innovations Series: DRONES

This year the Dole Institute is launching the Innovations Series, which will focus on the crossroads between science, technology and public policy. Our inaugural event in the series is a two program series on drones. Join us to find out about the technology and many uses of drones – not just military, as well as ethical questions about their deployment. Series co-sponsors: KU School of Engineering, KU’s Engineers without Borders, KU’s Engineering Student Council

Part I – Innovations Series
Thursday March 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Unmanned Drones: Soldiers without Uniforms

Retired Naval Admiral Timothy Beard and Scott Winship, both currently of global security company, Northrop Grumman, will discuss the technological development, military history, future capabilities and ethics of drones.

Part II – Innovation Series
Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Branching Out: Exploring New Uses for Drones
Drones are often associated with military procedures, but Dr. Kurt Barnhart, director for the Applied Aviation Research Center of Kansas State University; Dr. Shawn Keshmiri, KU assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering; and, Lawrence entrepreneur, Bill Donovan, will discuss applications of drone use that range from diaster relief to search and rescue, environmental studies and agriculture.

NOTE: Value of K-State’s collaboration with KU’s Dole Institute Innovation Series is recognized in K-State-Salina Campus blog – READ


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Mark Sump and guest, media consultant Matthew MacWilliams, will discuss social media and new mediums of political communication. MacWilliams was dubbed a “Media Wizard” by Campaigns & Elections Magazine.


2014 Presidential Lecture Series
The First Ladies: Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post
featuring The First Ladies and RICHARD NORTON SMITH

Trailblazers & Traditionalists
Thursday, Feb. 27, 7 p.m. Dole Institute

The First Ladies of the recent past; Jackie, Lady Bird, Betty and Nancy really gave the First Lady title influence and prestige. These women were role models and style icons for the women of America and sought causes to champion in their own right.


2014 Presidential Lecture Series
The First Ladies: Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post
featuring The First Ladies and RICHARD NORTON SMITH

The Wilsons & the Roosevelts
Wednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. Dole Institute

Eleanor Roosevelt is credited as inventing the modern position of First Lady as we know it, but Edith Wilson certainly paved the way on her own. Why are these two women considered so instrumental in the shaping of this position?


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Mark Sump and guest, political consultant Ken Strasma, will discuss how modeling and targeting are used in political campaigns. Strasma was the modeling guru for Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign.


Spring 2014 Study Group
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Mark Sump
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Dole Fellow Mark Sump and guest, political consultant, Hal Malchow, will discuss political targeting and how experimental science is used to motivate voters.


2014 Presidential Lecture Series
The First Ladies: Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post
featuring The First Ladies and RICHARD NORTON SMITH

Mary & Her Sisters
Monday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Dole Insitute

The Gilded Age of First Ladies was a fascinating group of women. Mary Todd Lincoln was a polarizing figure in the press, Lucy Hayes became the first First Lady to graduate college, and Frances Cleveland married into the White House. Smith takes a look at their contributions to the nation.


2014 Presidential Lecture Series
The First Ladies: Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post
featuring The First Ladies and RICHARD NORTON SMITH

Prisoners of State
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, 4 p.m. Dole Institute

Smith examines the early First Ladies. Many of these distinguished women experienced personal tragedy and paid a heavy price for their husband’s ambition.


Making the Delivery: An Evening with SHANNON BROWN
Sr. Vice President & Chief HR & Diversity Officer for FedEx Express
Thursday, February 6, 2014 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

Black History Month Program

Shannon Brown’s journey with FedEx began more than 30 years ago as a package handler in Memphis. He has since held 13 different job titles within the organization, traveled the world, and now oversees the global operations of 160,000 employees.
During his tenure, FedEx has consistently been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies” and Black Enterprise magazine’s “40 Best Companies for Diversity.” Brown’s dedication to community service is exemplified through his leadership in the March of Dimes, the United Way of the Mid-South, and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis. Join us as he talks about his life and career.


Ft. Leavenworth Series III Begins Thurs. Feb. 6, 2014
Decisive Battles: Cowpens, 1781
Thursday, Feb. 6, 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.

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