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Dole Lecture

Dole Lecture

About the Dole Lecture

The Dole Lecture is a public event headlined by a national figure discussing an aspect of current politics or policy.

Held each spring, it commemorates April 14, 1945, when Bob Dole was critically wounded while serving in Italy during World War II. The Dole Lecture honors Dole’s courageous recovery and continuing commitment to serve the nation.

Previous Dole Lectures

2019: Carly Fiorina, former HP chief executive and U.S. presidential candidate

2018: Vlora Çitaku, Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the United States

2017: Robert Kaplan, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2016: Tom Davis and Martin Frost, former Congressmen

2015: Lynn Jenkins, Congresswoman

2014: Al From, Political Strategist

2013: Ike’s Legacy: Brigadier General Carl Reddel, Executive Director Eisenhower Memorial Commission

2012:  Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, George Mitchell

2011: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and associate editor for the Washington Post, Bob Woodward

2010: FDIC Chair Sheila Bair

2009: Senators Bob and Elizabeth Dole

2008: National News Anchor Tom Brokaw

2007: General Richard Myers

2006: Senator Tom Daschle

2005: Senator Bob Dole

2004: President Bill Clinton

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