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Recent Posts

The Dole Institute of Politics sponsored the 15th annual Civic Engagement Conference for Kansas Government, History and Social Studies Teachers. The last two years were virtual due to COVID precautions. We were excited to meet in-person…

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The Dole Institute of Politics sponsored the 17th annual Youth Civic Leadership Institute (YCLI), July 13-15. After meeting virtually for two years, due to COVID precautions, it was exciting to meet in-person. …

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The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas announces the start of its 20th programming year with a slate of signature events featuring world-class leaders, including two KU alumni. Announcement of these signature…

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A Fabulous Fourth

July 18, 2022 - Features

The Dole Institute was proud to co-host the Lawrence Independence Day community celebration on Sunday, July 3, 2022. This evening event, which ran from 5:30 p.m. until the fireworks display began at 9:45 p.m., welcomed over 800 people, with 400 of…

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Easter Egg Roll with Dole

June 24, 2022 - Features

The Easter Egg Roll made its return as an in-person community event this past spring on April 16, 2022. The event was held on the grounds of the Dole Institute of Politics and we welcomed almost 750 people, and of those attending, 400 were children.…

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Dole Institute to Debut New Exhibition Featuring Story of MIA Soldier’s Wife

May 31, 2022 - News

LAWRENCE — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will debut a new original exhibition, “Missing, Then Action: An Army Wife Speaks Out,” in the Elizabeth Dole Gallery and Reading Room on June 14, with a public…

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Visitor Advisory/ ADA Accessibility – Construction Anticipated to Begin April 25

April 18, 2022 - Features

Parking Lot & Sidewalk Closures:

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Dole Institute Announces Dole Lecture, Additional Spring Programming

April 4, 2022 - News

LAWRENCE — The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced new upcoming programming in addition to its early spring…

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Remembering Secretary Albright

March 24, 2022 - Features

In September of 2006, the Dole Institute welcomed Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State. She spoke at the Lied Center, "An Evening with Madeleine Albright" in a program moderated by Dole Fellow Stephen Jacques, and appeared at a book…

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