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2010 Presidential Lecture Series – Bob Dole: 50 Years of Leadership and Bipartisanship

Western Kansas voters first elected Bob Dole to Congress in 1960. Dole continued to serve in the House of Representatives until he won a U.S. Senate seat in 1968. From 1985 until his retirement in 1996, Bob Dole served as Republican Leader in the Senate; earning him the title of the longest-running Republican Leader in the Senate since the practice began in 1920. Dole had an overall record as a fiscal hawk and conservative, yet he built with key Democratic progressives like Ted Kennedy, George McGovern, Tom Harkin and Pat Moynihan. Working on critical legislation with each, their collaborations addressed disability rights, Civil Rights, nutrition and social security, among others. Please join us for an exclusive look at this extraordinary legacy of leadership.

Tuesday, February 9
“Writing the Life of a Leader”
Featuring Jake Thompson, Dole’s biographer, and former Washington correspondent for the Kansas City Star

Tuesday, February 16
“Legislation that Changed America”
A conversation with 3 former Dole staffers, Sheila Burke (Chief of Staff 1986-1996), Rod DeArment (Senior Advisor 1979-1986), and Michael Glassner (Senior Advisor 1985-2000)

Tuesday, March 2
“The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body?” Featuring Richard A. Baker, former U.S. Senate Historian from 1975 to 2009

Wednesday, March 10
“Conversations with a Colleague” Featuring Senator Jack Danforth who served as a U.S. Senator from Missouri from 1976 to 1995

Thursday, March 24 & Friday, March 25
“Changing the ‘Slow’ Institution: The U.S. Senate 1960-2010”
Featuring thirteen nationally-recognized scholars discussing all aspects of the past, present and future of the U.S. Senate

Dole Institute announces speakers for 2010 Presidential Lecture Series



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