2017 SPRING | President Trump: The First 100 Days

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Dole Fellows Henry “C.J.” Jackson and Johanna Maska Read more about Dole Fellows >> Fresh off a dramatic election season, KU alums Henry “C.J.” Jackson and Johanna Maska will examine and interpret the first 100 days of the Trump administration as they happen. Jackson and Maska will welcome a who’s-who of Washington insiders and reporters […]

2017 SUMMER | Beyond the Border: U.S.-Mexico Relations

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Dole Fellow Christina Luhn Read more about Dole Fellows >> For many, the U.S.-Mexico border presents a problem, for others, an economic opportunity. An expert in cross-border economic development, Christina Luhn will lead a summer discussion group series exploring the relationship between the U.S. and Mexico with a focus on border security, immigration and trade. […]

2017 FALL | The Elusive Quest for the Lacrosse Mom: How do Politicians, Corporations, Organizations and the Community Engage Women?

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Dole Fellow Cherylyn Harley LeBon An experienced campaign advisor, D.C. insider and media contributor, fall fellow Cherylyn Harley LeBon will lead a discussion group series examining how various organizations, corporations and political entities attempt to engage with women, and why they can be a difficult constituency to reach.     Sarah Bruno 9/12/2017 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7RrZXiYbZE "Guest: […]

2018 SPRING | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

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Dole Fellow Jim Jonas Read more about Dole Fellows >> In a partisan political environment, independent or unaffiliated voters now represent the largest voting bloc in many U.S. states. Can independent and third party candidacies seize upon this shift in party identification? How could they shape the future of U.S. politics? Dole Fellow Jim Jonas […]

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 […]