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SAB Program – President Biden: The First 100 Days and Beyond

April 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

Virtual Event

Join the Dole Institute for our annual SAB Program featuring special guests and political consultants Kelly Dietrich and Raz Shafer as they discuss their perception of the strategy, ideas, and direction of the Biden Administration’s first 100 days and the future of the Administration. This program will take place live on Wednesday, April 21, at 7:00pm via the Dole Institute’s YouTube channel.

Submit your questions to for the question-and-answer portion of the program.

This program is co-sponsored by the McConnell Center.

A printable handout is available for this program here:

This program is made possible by the generosity of Sen. Nancy Kassebaum, who asked that her 2016 Dole Leadership Prize cash award be used in support of student programs, as well as a grant the Ford Motor Company Fund.

University of Kansas alum Kelly Dietrich spent sixteen years in Democratic politics working campaigns all across the country at every level of government. His specialty is new campaign creation, strategy, and fundraising. After getting his start on a congressional campaign in Kansas in 1997, Kelly went on to work and advise dozens of candidates for U.S. House, Senate, governor, mayor, and more. For several years he owned a national political consulting company with four partners and offices in Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and Kansas City. Building businesses and winning campaigns are his passions. He is the founder of the National Democratic Training Committee.

Raz Shafer is a veteran political operative with more than a decade of experience in political coaching campaign operations and major-gifts fundraising. Raised near Stephenville, TX, Raz started volunteering on campaigns when he was 10 and immediately became hooked on politics and policy. Following years of volunteer work and graduation from Hillsdale College, he began working full-time in politics. Over the last 11 years, Raz has trained thousands of activists and candidates on how to win campaigns, worked for a range of non-profit organizations and served on the official staff for United States Senator Ted Cruz.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.


April 21
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm CDT

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