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September 2020

The Edward F. Reilly Lecture – Jason Altmire

September 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

For this year’s Edward F. Reilly Lecture, former three-term Democratic Congressman Jason Altmire joins us to talk about his book Dead Center: How Political Polarization Divided America and What We Can Do About It.

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Mawson’s Mission: Launching Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Kansas

September 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Marlene Mawson will describe her remarkable career as she discusses her book Mawson’s Mission: Launching Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Kansas.

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October 2020

Ft. Leavenworth: Seven Days in September 1814: The Turning Points of the War of 1812

October 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The British demands in mid-1814 were fierce and would have reduced the United States in size and limited its potential for expansion. The three American victories, "Seven Days in September," were a turning point of the war and set America back on the course of greatness. Dr. Richard Barbuto will discuss this transformational moment in our nation’s history, a part of the 2020 Ft. Leavenworth Series theme of “Turning Points,” on the Dole Institute of Politics’ YouTube channel on Thursday, October 1, at 3 p.m.

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Allen Lim

October 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sports scientist and pro-cycling advisor Dr. Allen Lim talks about his career and the formation of his business Skratch Labs to create better products for athletes.

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Will Hitchcock

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

University of Virginia History Professor Will Hitchcock re-evaluates the Eisenhower presidency in his book The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950s.

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Angry Politics: Partisan Hatred and Political Polarization Among College Students

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Stacy Ulbig discusses her book Angry Politics: Partisan Hatred and Political Polarization among College Students and how universities may have been where this change began.

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Charlie Cook

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A week before the 2020 election, America’s foremost political prognosticator Charlie Cook joins us for an evening of campaign discussion.

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Shauna Shames

October 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Professor Shauna Shames discusses her book Out of the Running: Why Millennials Reject Political Careers and Why it Matters.

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November 2020

Ft. Leavenworth: Spring 1944: The Turning Point in the China-Burma-India Theater in World War 2

November 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In the spring of 1944, the conflict in the China-Burma-India Theater (CBI) began to turn in favor of the Allies.   The Japanese, in two offensives: ICHIGO (Operation Number 1) in China; and, U-GO (Operation C) in India, endeavored to take China out of the war and drive the British from India.  General William Slim’s 14th Army successfully defended at Kohima and Imphal and quickly launched a counterattack into Burma.  General Joseph Stilwell’s forces from the Chinese Army in India supported…

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