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December 2019

BUILDING CLOSED | Inclement Weather

December 15, 2019

The Dole Institute will be closed on Sunday, Dec. 15 due to inclement weather.  

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BUILDING CLOSED | Christmas Eve

December 24, 2019
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 24. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Thursday, Dec. 26.

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BUILDING CLOSED | Christmas Day

December 25, 2019

The Dole Institute will be closed on Wednesday, Dec. 25. The building will reopen for normal business hours beginning Thursday, Dec. 26.

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January 2020

Ft. Leavenworth Series | The War of the Fifth Coalition, 1809

January 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Convention says that Napoleon’s downfall came as a result of his misadventures in Spain, starting in 1808, and his disastrous invasion of Russia in 1812.  While both undoubtedly contributed to his ultimate defeat, the War of the Fifth Coalition in 1809 was Napoleon’s turning point.  It saw his first undisputed battlefield defeat at Aspern-Essling and marked the demonstrable degeneration of both his armies and his own abilities.  It ended with the humiliation of his most inveterate enemy, Austria, and the…

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BUILDING CLOSED | Inclement Weather

January 17
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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The Dole Institute is closed Friday, January 17, due to inclement weather. Please visit alerts.ku.edu for more information.

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February 2020

FT. LEAVENWORTH SERIES | The Tet Offensive, 1968: The Turning Point of the Vietnam War

February 5 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Tet Offensive shattered the expectations of the United States and its allies in the Vietnam War. Dr. Gates Brown will discuss this transformational moment in a controversial war, a part of the 2020 Ft. Leavenworth Series theme of “Turning Points,” at the Dole Institute of Politics on Wednesday, February 5, at 3 p.m.

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PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES | Five Great Presidential Speeches

February 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Renowned presidential rhetoric scholars Dr. Mary Stuckey, Dr. David Zarefsky and Dr. Robert Rowland, will discuss what makes a presidential speech “great,” by examining five speeches they have selected as examples of truly great presidential addresses, in the first of the 2020 Presidential Lecture Series at the Dole Institute of Politics on Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m.

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PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES | The Craft of the Presidential Speechwriter

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Presidential speechwriter Dr. Craig Smith will draw from his experiences crafting speeches for Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush, as well as his decades of research as a rhetorical scholar to discuss the art of writing speeches and how that role and practice has changed, in this, the second program of the 2020 Presidential Lecture Series at the Dole Institute of Politics on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m.

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DISCUSSION GROUP | Recruiting in the Cyber World – Q or Bond or Both?

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Dole Institute of Politics welcomes former Chief of the Directorate of Digital Innovations Hiring for the CIA Roynda Hartsfield who, with Dole Fellow Ron Marks, will discuss what the CIA and the intelligence community at large is looking for in a 21st century spy on Wednesday, February 12 at 4pm.

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PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE SERIES | Comparing and Contrasting Two Powerfully Eloquent Presidents—Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In the third program of the 2020 Presidential Lecture Series, on Tuesday, February 18 at 7 p.m., at the Dole Institute of Politics, presidential rhetoric scholar Dr. Robert Rowland will compare and contrast the speeches of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. While some would argue that the two figures have little in common, Rowland, who has published extensively on both presidents, argues that while their politics varies, the heart of the messages of both presidents conveyed a core over-arching message.

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