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April 2020

THE SAB PROGRAM | The Insider’s Guide to 2020

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  The 2020 election is right around the corner and the Student Advisory Board at the Dole Institute has selected two political strategist experts who are prepared to help decipher this pivotal race. Christina Reynolds, Vice President of Communications at EMILY’s List and former deputy communications director for Hillary for America, along with Jeff Roe, the founder of Axiom Strategies and presidential campaign manager for Ted Cruz, will provide insight into what November might bring for both Democrats and Republicans.…

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Discover with Dole | Join the Campaign Trail!

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you have young children at home right now? Do you know someone who does? Be sure to spread the word about our educational program for children ages 12 and under, Discover with Dole, which will stream on Facebook Live on Mondays and Wednesdays. Campaigns and elections – why do we vote? Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under. Engage in campaign strategies and stories from the…

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Discover with Dole | Celebrate Kansas Day (in April!)

April 29 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you have young children at home right now? Do you know someone who does? Be sure to spread the word about our educational program for children ages 12 and under, Discover with Dole, which will stream on Facebook Live on Mondays and Wednesdays. Celebrate Kansas Day in April! Join Public Education Coordinator, Julie Bergene, for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under. Learn about Kansas symbols and a special Kansas postcard collection…

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May 2020

Discover with Dole | Mission to the Moon

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Do you have young children at home right now? Do you know someone who does? Be sure to spread the word about our educational program for children ages 12 and under, Discover with Dole, which will stream on Facebook Live on Mondays and Wednesdays. May the Fourth be with you! Join Public Education Coordinator Julie Bergene for a special tour of the archives and exhibits for families with children 12 and under. Celebrate all things space and NASA in this out-of-this-world exploration of…

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FT. LEAVENWORTH SERIES | 1941: The Turning Point in the Holocaust

May 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Few years in modern history have been as eventful as 1941. Pearl Harbor, Operation Barbarossa, and the beginning of the Shoah to name a few mark it as the definitive year in the outcome of World War II. Dave Cotter will explore this year as a part of the 2020 Ft. Leavenworth Series theme of “Turning Points,” at the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday, May 7 at 3 p.m.

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June 2020

FT. LEAVENWORTH SERIES | Barbarossa’s Siege of Rome, 1167: The Turning Point for Medieval Italy

June 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Barbarossa’s victorious invasion of Italy in 1167 rapidly turned to disaster as plague and opportunistic military rivals drove the conqueror frantically to Saxony and signaled the end of imperial control in Northern Italy. Dr. John Hosler will explore this key moment as a part of the 2020 Ft. Leavenworth Series theme of “Turning Points,” at the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday, June 4 at 3 p.m.

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A Conversation on Race

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Dole Institute special live-streamed event, “A Conversation on Race,” will be hosted by Senior Associate Director Dr. Barbara Ballard on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. and will feature Dr. Roosevelt “Rose” Barfield and Cherylyn Harley LeBon, both former Dole Fellows. This program will be the first in an ongoing series on race-related issues with additional installments to be announced at a later date.

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July 2020

Let the Shameful Wall of Exclusion Come Down: The 30th Anniversary of the ADA

July 21 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

On Tuesday July 21st, the George & Barbara Bush Foundation will convene key activists, advocates and policymakers who helped make the Americans with Disabilities Act a reality for a bipartisan celebration of that landmark civil rights legislation – and, equally important, focus on the challenges that will shape the future of the disability movement. Dole Institute of Politics Associate Director and Director of Museum and Archives Audrey Coleman will be among the guests for the discussion. The 90-minute online program,…

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Senators Harkin and Dole to headline ADA 30th anniversary virtual rally

July 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement is joining the Dole Institute of Politics, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, George Bush Presidential Library & Museum and George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum to host a virtual rally commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 2020. Hosting the rally virtually on Twitter and Instagram will not only allow participants to socially distance but also increase accessibility for people who…

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August 2020

Ft. Leavenworth Series: The Battle of Shiloh, the Turning Point of the American Civil War

August 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Civil War fans often point to Antietam or Gettysburg as the turning point of the war, but overlooked is the night of April 6, 1862, when Ulysses S. Grant’s Army of the Tennessee was teetering on the edge of annihilation on the banks of the Tennessee River.  The day had begun with a surprise attack by Confederate forces near Shiloh Church and had witnessed the heaviest fighting of the war to date, through places like the Hornets’ Nest and Hell’s…

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