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Presidential Lecture Series


About the Presidential Lecture Series

Each February, the Dole Institute presents a series of talks focusing on a particular aspect of U.S. political leadership, typically the U.S. Presidency. These talks feature nationally-known individuals, including public servants, historians, top strategists, award-winning journalists, and political operatives.

2019: Follow the Leader: Four Women’s Journeys in Public Service

2018: 1 to 44: The Best and the Worst of American Presidents

2017: The U.S. and the Great War: 100 Years Later

2016: They Also Ran: America’s Would-Be Presidents

2015: The First Woman President 2.0

2014: The First Ladies: Intimate Sacrifice, Honored Post

2013: In the Beginning: Three Men Who Made America

2012: Why Presidents Succeed. Why They Fail

2011: 20th Century Mount Rushmore with Richard Norton Smith

2010: Bob Dole: 50 Years of Leadership and Bipartisanship

2009: Ten Score: Abraham Lincoln’s Legacy

2008: The American Presidency: Past, Present, and Future

2007: The 2008 Campaign and a Special Tribute to President Ford

2006: The First Woman President

2005: President Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime

2004: Lincoln Week

2003: Presidential Historians and Authors

2002: Inaugural Series



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