2018 FALL | Political Campaigns, Top to Bottom: Data, Door Knocking and the 2018 Midterms

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Dole Fellow Kelly Dietrich Technology has transformed every aspect of the modern political campaign, from polling to messaging to fundraising and beyond. Kelly Dietrich, founder of the National Democratic Training Committee (NDTC) and KU alumnus, leads a discussion group series on the midterm elections and their intersection with tech and data. Dietrich and his guests […]

2019 SPRING | International Trade in the 21st Century

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Dole Fellow Ethan Corson Read more about Dole Fellows >> Once considered an area of bipartisan consensus, support has eroded for the idea that free trade benefits the U.S. and that engagement with the global economy is essential to the nation’s economic growth. An alumnus of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the current executive […]

2019 FALL | Create Change: Women, Democracy and Global Politics

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Dole Fellow Nancy Bocskor Read more about Dole Fellows >> Do you dream of creating change in your community, state or country? Are you ready to become a more effective advocate, activist or even an elected official? This fall, Dole fellow Nancy Bocskor will give you a roadmap to turn your knowledge and passion into […]

2020 SPRING | Spying in the Cyber Age

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The Dole Institute of Politics 2350 Petefish Drive, Lawrence, KS

Dole Fellow Ron Marks Read more about Dole Fellows >> The Dole Discussion Groups are made possible be a grant from Newman’s Own     Recruiting in the Cyber World – Q or Bond or Both? 2/12/2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kl6j7p-0zto Ian Fleming’s legendary suave super-spy, James Bond, has imprinted himself on the collective imagination of society as […]

2020 FALL | Politics, Pandemic and Protests

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Unpacking the 2020 general election with the Dole Institute's fall fellow, Collen McCain Nelson, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and Vice-President of the Kansas City Star. Dole Fellow Colleen McCain Nelson Read more about Dole Fellows >> The Dole Discussion Groups are made possible by a grant from Newman’s Own.     Election 2020: The State […]

2021 SPRING | The Modern American City: Past, Present, and Future

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Dole Fellow Patrick Tuohey Read more about Dole Fellows >> This program is made possible through the generosity of Newman’s Own Foundation     The Shifts that Shape Our Cities, Demographic Trends 2/24/2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5owgVsplLp0 Please join us for our first Discussion Group of the semester, “The Shifts that Shape Our Cities, Demographic Trends.” This program […]

2021 FALL | What’s the Matter with American Politics: How Fake News, Black Women, COVID-19, Presidents 45 and 46, and Protests Might Shape Politics in 2022

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The fall 2021 discussion group series will examine how the political issues, leaders, and events of the past couple years have brought us to our current political climate and explore how these factors will impact the upcoming 2022 election season. Dole Fellow Michele L. Watley Read more about Dole Fellows >> This program is made […]

2022 SPRING | Giants of the Senate

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This semester’s seven-part Discussion Group series, "Giants of the Senate," will be led by author and political consultant Robert Blaemire. The series will discuss former Democratic and Republican Senators, their accomplishments, and their challenges. Featuring former campaign staffers and notable politicos as his guests, Blaemire will lead conversations about times when the Senate and Congress worked […]