Dole Forum

The Dole Forum is a major part of the Institute’s educational programming efforts to reach the students at the University of Kansas and the surrounding community. It consists of ongoing programs covering a wide variety of topics designed to encourage political participation among young people through education and civil discussion.

Among the national personalities the Dole Forum has hosted are Republican strategist Matthew Dowd, ABC’s Kate Snow, former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile, West Wing producer Alex Graves, Iraq commander and former Commander of Ft. Leavenworth Gen. David Petraeus, Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and 2008 presidential hopeful Senator Joseph Biden among others.

Spring 2014 - Dole Forum

Tuesday, April 15,  7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
CHARLIE COOK Knows Elections
Charlie Cook
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.
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Thursday, April 10,   3 p.m. Dole Institute
America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients
from the Civil War to Afghanistan

with Dr. James Willbanks
Medal of HonorAuthor 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 appreciation 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.

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


Double DownAuthors, 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.

WATCH

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

Complete Series Schedule

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
The Business of College Athletics:
Should Student Athletes be Paid?
Marc Edelman and Alicia JessopSports 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.
Student Advisory Board Logo**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 Society.
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Tuesday, March 25,   7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
An Evening with CINDY MCCAIN
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

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

This year the Dole Institute is launching the Innovations Series, Dronewhich 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
MEDIA RELEASE

Part I - Innovations Series
Thursday, March 6,   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 disaster 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

WATCH Drones Part I ** WATCH Drones Part II

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2014 Presidential Lecture Series
The First Ladies:
Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post

featuring The First Ladies and
RICHARD NORTON SMITH
Richard Norton SmithOur 10th Anniversary celebration wouldn’t be complete without Richard Norton Smith, first director of the Dole Institute and notable presidential historian.He’s back this spring to examine the private lives and the public roles of the First Ladies and how this position has changed since Martha Washington.
Prisoners of State
Sunday, Feb. 16, 4 p.m. Dole Institute
First Ladies
Smith examines the early First Ladies. Many of these distinguished women experienced personal tragedy and paid a heavy price for their husband’s ambition.

Mary & Her Sisters

Monday, Feb. 17, 7 p.m. Dole Institute
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.

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?

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.

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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
Shannon Brown is VP of FedEx ExpressBlack 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.
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Ft. Leavenworth Series III Begins Thurs. Feb. 6
Fort Leavenworth CrestDecisive 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.
Complete Series Schedule

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Fall 2013 - Dole Forum


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Emancipation: Lincoln & the 13th Amendment
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
Michael Vorenberg bookcover on Emancipation, Lincoln and the 13th Amendment7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Michael Vorenberg’s book, “Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment,” was heavily consulted for the film, “Lincoln.” One year after Lincoln’s amazing premier, historian and Brown University professor, Vorenberg, offers fascinating insight on the dramatic creation of a constitutional amendment that, in the end, redefined America.
A book sale & signing will follow the program.

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Book Talk “Global Crossings: Immigration, Immigration bookcoverPeruvian Spanish writer Alvaro Vargas LlosaCivilization, and America”
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
Peruvian-Spanish writer, international political commentator and Independent Institute Fellow, Álvaro Vargas Llosa, will discuss his book which calls for pro-legal immigration reform as an alternative to the flawed solutions being suggested in Congress. This agenda will make immigration a defining force in the arena of competitive globalization, and the people of those countries who embrace immigration will enjoy more prosperous, peaceful, and freer lives in the emerging world.
A book sale & signing will follow the program.
* 2:30 reception is open to the public. Refreshments and conversation with Alvaro Vargas Llosa.

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board presents:

Flag of the People's Republic of ChinaEYES ON THE EAST:
China’s Changing Media,
Youth and Global Influence


眼看東方:中國正在改變的傳播媒體, 新生代和國際影響

KU Professor John Kennedy and Political Science Ph.D. candidate Dan Chen will address the changes occurring in today’s China. From the shifts in attitudes toward media to the transformation in youth culture, they will discuss the impact China has on a global scale. Come join us at the Dole Institute to learn more about the East’s influence and world prominence.
Co-sponsored by: International Student Association, Global & International Studies Club, KU Model United Nations, Asian American Student Union, and Asian Law Students Association.

WATCH

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Wed., Oct. 30, 2013

Dole Institute Journalism & Politics Lecture:
"The Work of Richard Ben Cramer"
MARK ZWONITZER

Richard Ben CramerRichard Ben Cramer’s seminal book on politics, What It Takes, is arguably the best book ever written about presidential character, with a depth that became a style guide for many Tenth anniversary logocontemporary political writers. It is also the definitive book on Bob Dole. Writer, director, producer, Mark Zwonitzer, of PBS’s The American Experience, served as research assistant on the book and the two men developed a personal and professional friendship that would last until Cramer’s untimely death last year. Join Zwonitzer as he takes us inside Cramer’s craft to remember the writer and his acclaimed work with a special look at What It Takes.
Lawrence Public Library logo indicates co-sponsorship Co-sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library and the KU Ad Club.

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2013 DOLE LEADERSHIP PRIZE
Honoring NELSON MANDELA

Nelson MandelaSunday, Oct. 27, 2013
The Dole Institute of Politics is proud to honor Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, as the 2013 Dole Leadership Prize recipient. Mandela’s great-grandson, Luvuyo Mandela, will accept the prize on the former president's behalf. The $25,000 prize will be awarded to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. Program Co-sponsors: KU Model United Nations and Global & International Studies Club.
News Release
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Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Disabilities: The Evolution of Equality 
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

DAVID MORRISSEY
US International Council on Disabilities logoExecutive Director of US International Council on Disabilities, David Morrissey, will address the pivotal policy changes, the ever-changing face of disability challenges in America and Senator Bob Dole’s tireless work on this important issue. Morrissey’s group played a major role in the efforts, endorsed by Dole, to get the Senate to pass the recent United Nations treaty on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Program Co-sponsors: Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; Lifespan Institute; Department of Special Education;
Institutional Opportunity and Access; Research and Training Center on Independent Living; AbleHawks and Allies
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Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
From the Cato Institute
DAVID BOAZ
David Boaz
Disagree with Republicans on social issues? Disagree with Democrats on fiscal issues? Looking for a different perspective? Come hear vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, David Boaz, discuss issues such as education choice, drug legalization and gay marriage. Boaz has authored books, is highly quoted and has appeared on the Jon Stossel Show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and CNN’s Crossfire, among other national media, advocating a smaller role for the federal government. Co-sponsored by Young Americans for Liberty .
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Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
2013 Constitution Day Program

The Supreme Court and Campaign Finance:
Has Citizens United Changed The Rules?

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On the date of this program, the U.S. Supreme Court will Supreme Courthear oral arguments in another important campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, which raises questions about the current limits under federal law on the amounts that individuals can contribute to campaigns and political entities. In light of the Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC (2010) allowing corporations to spend general corporate funds in elections and campaigns, there is much debate about the current state of campaign finance laws and the influence of money on elections. This program will feature two prominent Washington, DC attorneys on opposite sides of the constitutional issues who will discuss the McCutcheon case as well as the constitutional law of campaign finance more generally.
KU Law Professor Steven McAllister will moderate the discussion between attorneys Randolph Moss and Bobby Burchfield.

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Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
Can We Fix the Deficit?

Tom Tauke and Jim Slattery will discuss deficit issue3:00 p.m.
The Deficit Workshop

7:30 p.m.
"Fixing the Deficit"

Fmr. Congressmen
Jim Slattery (D) &
Tom Tauke (R)


Bob Dole was a deficit hawk. But what would you do to fix the nation’s budget? In true Dole Institute bipartisan spirit, this two-part program will explore the complexities of our nation’s budget with members of both parties.

The 3:00 Deficit Workshop will be an opportunity for participants to engage in a small group, hands-on discussion and negotiation of how to solve the problem of our growing federal deficits. Led by former Congressmen Jim Slattery (D-KS) and Tom Tauke (R-IA), two strong proponents of deficit reduction, participants will attempt to devise combinations of cuts in programs and/or tax increases to bridge the gap between current revenues and expenditures. The purpose of this workshop is to show the participants the extent of the deficit problem and the difficulty in devising a political solution.
Please arrive early as we have limited space for this extraordinary opportunity to engage fellow citizens on this critical topic.

The 7:30 "Fixing the Deficit" program will provide a discussion with Slattery & Tauke on the importance of dealing with the deficit and how it can be done in bipartisan fashion.

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Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Neutral Ground:
“Resolved: The Death Penalty Shall Be Abolished”
Neutral Ground program on the death penalty

7:30 p.m., Dole Institute

The Dole Institute’s popular issue debate program, Neutral Ground, returns! At a time when rational discourse is at an all-time low and bickering is obvious for all to see, the Dole Institute provides a forum for measured and civil debate. Join us as advocates, Pedro Irigonegaray and Ed Duckers, argue this important discussion complete with expert witnesses.

Live streaming link


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Summer 2013 - Dole Forum

Gettysburg 150 event logo

GETTYSBURG 150 at the Dole Institute
June 20, 2013

This summer marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s bloodiest and most famous battle. For three days in July, 1863, Gettysburg was the site of incredible bravery and sacrifice. It is often described as the turning point of the Civil War. The Dole Institute commemorated this historic battle with a full day of programming with military historians and experts. Panelists looked at the day-by-day details of the battle and the decisions and acts that dictated the outcome. NEWS RELEASE

The Three Days of Gettysburg
Battle Day 1: WATCH
Battle Day 2: WATCH
Battle Day 3: WATCH

Panelists:
Dr. Steve Lauer, US Army School of Advanced Military Studies
Dr. Ethan Rafuse, Command & General Staff College
Dr. Terry Beckenbaugh, Command & General Staff College
Dr. Jennifer Weber, University of Kansas
Dr. Debra Sheffer, Park University
Dr. Kevin Benson, US Army University of Foreign Military & Cultural Studies
READ Panelist Backgrounders

The Seven Critical Decisions of Gettysburg
June 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
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BOB DOLE turns 90, Monday, July 22...

Bob DoleCome celebrate
with the Dole Institute

Monday, July 22
12:00 - 4:30 p.m. Cake & Activities


2:30 p.m. STORY TIME
with Lawrence Public Library

Bring your family and friends to the Dole Institute for cupcakes, political button-making, gallery scavenger hunts, and other kid-friendly activities. It’s going to be an afternoon of birthday fun you won’t want to miss. Come help us celebrate Sen. Dole’s life and legacy!
Lawrence Public Libary logo
We’re excited to partner with the Lawrence Public Library to host the 2:30 Story Time at the Dole Institute! This celebration is FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC!

 

 

Spring 2013 - Dole Forum

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


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Inspiring MLK bookcoverTuesday, 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
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Feb. 7-Nov. 7, 2013
2013 Fort Leavenworth Series COMPLETE SCHEDULE
Fort Leavenworth/U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College shield
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.

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Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 - 4:00 p.m. at the Institute
Kansas’ New Tax Policy: Boon or Bust?
Kansas Revenue Office websiteThe 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?
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
Leadership & Globalization in Sports Series
Sporting Kansas City logo
"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
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
KPR’s 60th Anniversary: "An Evening with Scott Horsley"
Scott Horsley of NPRThis 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"

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 7:30 p.m. at the Institute
Empowering & Sustaining Malawi:
Africa Windmill Project with John Drake

Malawi windmill 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).
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Tuesday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
African-Americans in World War II Series
Red Tails movie poster
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.
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Wednesday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m.
Dobson bookcover for Waters of Chaos
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.
NRA and Brady logos 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.

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Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Energy & Enterprise Initiative logo
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.

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Dole Lecture 2013: IKE's Legacy

Eisenhower and DoleThursday, 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

LJWorld pre-event article

NEWS RELEASE

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Thursday, May 2, 2013
Fort Leavenworth Series
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Fort Leavenworth/U.S. Army's Command and General Staff College shield“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.
COMPLETE SCHEDULE

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Film Screening
Wed. May 8, 2013
3:00 p.m. at the Institute
Sherpa Gambu film screening

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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FALL 2012 - Dole Forum


Women's Suffrage: "Angels at Sunset"

Tom Mach bookcover for 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.”

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Madam President:
Presidential Women and the Barriers They Face
Gender and the American Presidency bookcover


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
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Detente and Arms Control -The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War

Fort Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold WarDr. 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

COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES VIDEOS on YouTube


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Read Across Lawrence:
“Methland: The Death and Life
of an American Small Town”

Methland bookcover
Now on YOUTUBE

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. 
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Campaign 2012 with ELEANOR CLIFT


Journalist Eleanor Clift will speak at the Dole Institute at 3 p.m. Sunday, September 23, 2012.

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.
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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.
LISTEN HERE

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PRESIDENT JUAN MANUEL SANTOS
Republic of Colombia
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.

WATCH - President Santos

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“Presidents and Civil Liberties
from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians”


Bookcover of Presidents and Civil Liberties

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.

WATCH - Walker


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2012 Constitution Day Event

Constitution signing painting

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.

WATCH - America and Race...Affirmative Action


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Campaign 2012: Debate Watch

Debate watch sceneWednesday, 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. 

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WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT
to receive 2012 Dole Leadership Prize

Wounded Warrior Project will receive the 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.

About the Dole Leadership Prize

WATCH Dole Leadership Prize 2012 presentation & program - Wounded Warrior Project

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“Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis”

Dr. John C. Goodman healthcare bookcover.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.

WATCH Priceless

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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.

WATCH Students Abroad Look at American Politics

 

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“The Victory Lab: ‘Moneyball for Politics’
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Sasha Issenberg political bookcover
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.
PRESS RELEASE

WATCH - Victory Lab - Issenberg

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EDWARDS CAMPUS

Campaign 2012 buttonCampaign 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.

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Campaign 2012
with Bill Lacy & Special Guests

Campaign 2012 buttonThursday, 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.

WATCH - Campaign 2012 program

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An Evening with Newt Gingric
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Newt GingrichWednesday, 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.
About Newt Gingrich.

WATCH - An Evening with Newt Gingrich


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The Soviet Union in Afghanistan
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War

Fort Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War 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.
COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE & VIDEOS on YouTube

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Tribute to Veterans GalaAnnual 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.

WATCH - Tribute to Veterans

 

 

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The Relevance of the Magna Carta
to the 21st Century
Sir Robert Worcester

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.

WATCH - Sir Robert Worcester discusses Magna Carta

LJWORLD article

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Post-Election Conference

Post Election Conference photoWATCH

Part I

Part 2

Part 3

 

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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SUMMER 2012 - Dole Forum


Thursday, June 14, 2012 - Dole Archive event

Political cartoonist Joe Liccar
POLITICAL CARTOONING

JOE LICCAR
Editorial cartoonist

In conjunction with the new Herblock exhibit, Joe Liccar, an editorial cartoonist for The Examiner of Independence, Mo., discussed his work.
A public reception followed. News Release

 

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Thursday, June 21, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold WarFort Leavenworth Series on the Cold War






June Topic: Cuban Missile Crisis - Gates Brown

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 will explore a new Cold War topic on the third Thursday of each month through November 2012.
COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
7:00 p.m. at the Institute

FDR: An Evening with America’s 32nd President

FDR portrayal by John Hamant

Enjoy a period presentation of FDR from historical interpreter, John Hamant. Hamant brought the president to life through historical facts and anecdotes.

 

 

 

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Thursday, July 19 , 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series*:
A Military History of the Cold War Fort Leavenworth Series on the Cold War

 

 

 

 

July Topic:
Vietnam: First Indo-China War to 1968 - Dr. Tony R. Mullis

*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 will explore a new Cold War topic on the third Thursday of each month through November 2012.

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DONALD RUMSFELD

Thursday, July 26, 2012
4:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld WATCH

Donald Rumsfeld, who served twice as U.S. Secretary of Defense, will visit with Dole Institute Director, Bill Lacy, during this special Dole Forum. Copies of Rumsfeld's memoir, Known and Unknown, will be on sale at the Institute before and after the program. PRESS RELEASE

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SPRING 2012 - Dole Forum

Sunday, January 29, 2012

3:00 p.mRichard Norton Smith. at the Dole Institute


2012 Presidential Lecture Series:

Presidential Lecture Series 2012 artwork"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

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Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Tim Pawlenty campaign
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.
Press Release
WATCH

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The Fort Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War
Every 3rd THURSDAY of the month; 3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
through November 15, 2012

COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE

Fort Leavenworth Series


February 16, 2012
The Onset of the Cold War -Dr. Sean Kalic


VIDEO on YouTube

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Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012
6:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Congressman Emanuel Cleaver, II
"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.
WATCH

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Monday, March 5, 2012
7:30 p.m at the Dole Institute
Fracking poster
"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.
WATCH

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Thursday, March 15, 2012
3:00 p.m.
at the Dole Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War

Leavenworth Military History series

 


"The Korean War" - Speaker: Dr. Janet Valentine

WATCH

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
COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
John Yoo
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.
WATCH

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Bookcover of Our Supreme Task: How Winston Churchill's Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance by Philip White
OUR SUPREME TASK:
How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance

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. (Follow Philip White on Twitter.) WATCH

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Thursday, March 29, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Urban agricultureFOODSCAPES:

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)
WATCH

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell
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.
Press Release .... About The Dole Lecture
WATCH

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Thursday, April 5, 2012
6:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
African American WWII pilots

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.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Andy Carvin of National Public Radio
Citizen Journalism and Arab Spring

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.
WATCH

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Map of Syria

"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.
WATCH

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Thursday, April 19, 2012
3:00 p.m.
at the Dole Institute
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War

Leavenworth Military History series

 


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
COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE
VIDEO (YouTube)

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2012 Presidential Lecture Series CONTINUES....
Thurs., April 19 & Mon., April 23

2012 Presidential Lecture Series logoWith 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
President Nixon farewell photo
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.
WATCH

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Monday, April 23, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
LBJ bookcover by Mark Updegrove

"Indomitable Will: LBJ in the Presidency"

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.
WATCH

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Thursday, April 26, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Bookcover for The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA
"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.
VIDEO YouTube

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Sunday, April 29, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute
Leadership & Globalization in Sports Lecture presents

Secretariat book by Bill Nack


"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

Leavenworth Military History series

 


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
COMPLETE LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE

 

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