Some of our most refreshing events are weekly discussion groups at the Dole Institute. Hosted by Dole Fellows, each weekly discussion focuses on a specific topic or issue and features an expert in that field. These events are oriented toward KU students but are also open to the public.
These small discussion groups provide hands-on knowledge and direct interaction with experts. Learn more about our past Discussion Groups and Fellows today!
Note to Students: Dole Institute discussion groups are terrific networking opportunities! Many students have found jobs or internships with the help of our discussion group guests or Dole Fellows.
This spring, the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, in partnership with the Kansas Rural Center (KRC) will host a series of Discussion Groups to be moderated by Dole Institute Fellow, Dr. Karen Wiley. Join us at one of our upcoming discussion groups:
Powering the Next Generation: Renewable Energy Options and Hurdles in Kansas
Guests: Climate and Energy Project Program Director Allison Thomas, Douglas County Planning Commission Chair Gary Rexroad, and State Geologist of Kansas Jay Kalbas
Where do we go now? The Politics and Policies of Climate Adaptation in Kansas
Farm Bill: Food and Hunger in the Heartland
Guests: Senior Agriculture Representative, Zach Helder and Executive Director of Kansas Farmers Union, Nick Levendofsky
Sink or Swim: The Future of Water in Kansas
Guests: Kansas State Representatives Lindsay Vaughn and Kenny Titus
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