A Conversation on Race Part III: Baseball: The Color Barrier

The third installment of the series “A Conversation on Race” will feature the President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum Bob Kendrick, Scout for the New York Yankees Darryl Monroe, and will be moderated by Senior Associate Director of the Institute, Dr. Barbara W. Ballard. “Since the founding of the first professional baseball league in […]

President Juan Manuel Santos

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will live-stream a special event featuring former Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. CDT on the institute’s YouTube channel. “We are excited to welcome President Santos back to the institute,” said Director Bill Lacy. “He will be […]

The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state bans on gay marriage were unconstitutional, making same-sex unions legal across the United States. However, the road to that historic decision was much longer than many realize. Nationally recognized political journalist Sasha Issenberg will return to the Institute to guide us through the issue’s […]

2021 CONSTITUTION DAY | The Constitution and COVID-19

As we continue to go through the worst pandemic in more than a century, there has been increased debate on whether the State can enforce health mandates — such as masking, distancing, and vaccine injections — as a legal matter. In observation of Constitution Day, KU Law Professor Lou Mulligan will lead a panel of […]