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Fall 2013 Programs

Emancipation: Lincoln & the 13th Amendment
Thursday Nov. 21, 2013
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

Michael Vorenberg‘s book, “Final Freedom: The Civil War, the Abolition of Slavery, and the Thirteenth Amendment,” was heavily consulted for the film, “Lincoln.” One year after Lincoln’s amazing premier, historian and Brown University professor, Vorenberg, offers fascinating insight on the dramatic creation of a constitutional amendment that, in the end, redefined America. A book sale & signing will follow the program.

Book Talk “Global Crossings: Immigration, Civilization, and America”
Tuesday Nov. 19, 2013

Peruvian-Spanish writer, international political commentator and Independent Institute Fellow, Álvaro Vargas Llosa, will discuss his book which calls for pro-legal immigration reform as an alternative to the flawed solutions being suggested in Congress. This agenda will make immigration a defining force in the arena of competitive globalization, and the people of those countries who embrace immigration will enjoy more prosperous, peaceful, and freer lives in the emerging world. A book sale & signing will follow the program. *2:30 reception is open to the public. Refreshments and conversation with Alvaro Vargas Llosa.

Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
The Dole Institute Student Advisory Board

EYES ON THE EAST: China’s Changing Media, Youth and Global Influence
眼看東方:中國正在改變的傳播媒體, 新生代和國際影響

KU Professor John Kennedy and Political Science Ph.D. candidate Dan Chen will address the changes occurring in today’s China. From the shifts in attitudes toward media to the transformation in youth culture, they will discuss the impact China has on a global scale. Come join us at the Dole Institute to learn more about the East’s influence and world prominence. Co-sponsored by: International Student Association, Global & International Studies Club, KU Model United Nations, Asian American Studetn Union and Asian Law Students Association.

Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entrepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, November 6, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Think global and local: today’s food and the entertainment industry for local artists and the role for young entertainment artists as entrepreneurs. Guests: Larry Ojeleye, Lawrence small business owner, and Mohamed Kosia, global successful entrepreneur in the entertainment industry.

Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entrepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, October 30, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Role as Saint Maarten first female president of Parliament and one-time small business owner. Guest: Honorable Dr. Gracita Arrindell, President Country Saint Maarten. Netherlands Antilles.

Wed. Oct. 30, 2013
Dole Institute Journalism & Politics Lecture: “The Work of Richard Ben Cramer”

Richard Ben Cramer’s seminal book on politics, What It Takes, is arguably the best book ever written about presidential character, with a depth that became a style guide for many contemporary political writers. It is also the definitive book on Bob Dole. Writer, director, producter, Mark Zwonitzer, of PBS’s The American Experience, served as research assistant on the book and the two men developed a peronsal and professional friendship that would last until Cramer’s untimely death last year. Join Zwonitzer as he takes us inside Cramer’s craft to remember the writer and his acclaimed work with a special look at What It Takes. Co-sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library and the KU Ad Club.

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

The Dole Institute of Politics is proud to honor Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, as the 2013 Dole Leadership Prize recipient. Mandela’s great-grandson, Luvuyo Mandela, will accept the prize on the former president’s behalf. The $25,000 prize will be awarded to the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory at the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
Program Co-sponsors: KU Model United Nations and Global & International Studies Club.
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Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entrepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, October 23, 2014 by 4 p.m.
Global market resources for entrepreneurs and the China/Africa market. Guest: Dr. Sharon Freeman, President, All American Small Business Exporters Association and U.S. Trade Representative Office advisory board member.

Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Disabilities: The Evolution of Equality
7:30 p.m. Dole Institute

Executive Director of US International Council on Disabilities, David Morrissey, will address the pivotal policy changes, the ever-changing face of disability challenges in America and Senator Bob Dole’s tireless work on this important issue. Morrissey’s group played a major role in the efforts, endorsed by Dole, to get the Senate to pass the recent United Nations treaty on the rights of persons with disabilities.
Program Co-sponsors: Kansas University Center on Developmental Disabilities; Lifespan Institute; Department of Special Education; Institutional Opportunity and Access; Research and Training Center on Independent Living; AbleHawks and Allies

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute
From the Cato Institute

Disagree with Republicans on social issues? Disagree with Democrats on fiscal issues? Looking for a different perspective? Come hear vice president of the libertarian Cato Institute, David Boaz, discuss issues such as education choice, drug legalization and gay marriage. Boaz has authored books, is highly quoted and has appeared on the Jon Stossel Show, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, and CNN’s Crossfire, among other national media, advocating a smaller role for the federal government. Co-sponsored by Young Americans for Liberty.

Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entrepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, October 9, 2014 at 4 p.m.
The New Gutenberg Revolution. Guest: Dr. Ken Atchity, CEO and founder of Atchity Productions and Story Merchant.

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m.
2013 Constitution Day Program
The Supreme Court and Campaign Finance: Has Citizens United Changed The Rules?

On the date of this program, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in another important campaign finance case, McCutcheon v. FEC, which raises questions about the current limits under federal law on the amounts that individuals can contribute to campaigns and political entities. In light of the Court’s landmark decision in Citizens United v. FEC (2010) allowing corporations to spend general funds in elections and campaigns, there is much debate about the current state of campaign finance laws and the influence of money on elections. This program will feature two prominent Washington, DC attorneys on opposite sides of the constitutional issues who will discuss the McCutcheon case as well as the constitutional law of campaign finance more generally.
KU Law Professor Steven McAllister will moderate the discussion between attorneys Randolph Moss and Bobby Burchfield.

Can We Fix the Deficit?
3:00 p.m. – The Deficit Workshop
7:30 p.m. – “Fixing the Deficit”
Fmr. Congressmen Jim Slattery (D) & Tom Tauke (R)

Bob Dole was a deficit hawk. But what would you do to fix the nation’s budget? In ture Dole Institute bipartisan spirit, this two-part program will explore the complexities of our nation’s budget with members of both parties.

The 3:00 Deficit Workshop will be an opportunity for participants to engage in a small group, hands-on discussion and negotiation of how to solve the problem of our growing federal deficits. Led by former Congressmen Jim Slattery (D-KS) and Tom Tauke (R-IA), two strong proponents of deficit reduction, participants will attempt to devise combinations of cuts in programs and/or tax increases to bridge the gap between current revenues and expenditures. The purpose of this workshop is to show the participants the extent of the deficit problem and the difficulty in devising a political solution.
Please arrive early as we have limited space for this extraordinary opportunity to engage fellow citizens on this critical topic.

The 7:30 “Fixing the Deficit” program will provide a discussion with Slattery & Tauke on the importance of dealing with the deficit and how it can be done in bipartisan fashion.

Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entrepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, October 2, 2014
Before you start a business: business and politics. Guest: Mohamed Sillah, Executive Director for Africa World Conference of Mayors, United Nations of Cities.

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
Neutral Ground: “Resolved: The Death Penalty Shall Be Abolished”
7:30 p.m., Dole Institute

The Dole Institute’s popular issue debate program, Neutral Ground, returns! At a time when rational discourse is at an all-time low and bickering is obvious for all to see, the Dole Institute provides a forum for measured and civil debate. Join us as advocates, Pedro Irigonegaray and Ed Duckers, argue this important discussion complete with expert witnesses.

Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entrepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, September 25, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Opportunities to go global: thinking outside the box. Global trade services for small and medium enterprises. Guest: Harland Priddle, President Priddle and Associates.

Fall 2013 Study Group
Exploring Untapped Markets: Global Entepreneurship & Politics
with Dole Fellow Sarian Bouma
Wednesday, September 18, 2014 at 4 p.m.
Small Business Administration role for women and other small business start-up entities. Guest: Ana Recio Harvey, Former SBA Assistant Administrator Office of Women Business Development.

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