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April 2020

DISCUSSION GROUPS | The Death of 20th Century Power Structures and Adapting to the Birth of the 21st Century World

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Dole Institute of Politics welcomes Dr. Greg Treverton, former chairman of the National Intelligence Council, with Fellow Ron Marks on Wednesday, March 18 at 4pm for the fourth discussion group of the spring semester. Treverton and Marks will explore what new power structures might look like in this century as the cyber world has demolished those from the last. The Dole Discussion Groups are made possible by a grant from Newman’s Own.

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AUTHOR SERIES | A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Dole Institute welcomes Dr. David Golland on Thursday, April 21, at 3 p.m., as he shares insights from his book A Terrible Thing to Waste: Arthur Fletcher and the Conundrum of the Black Republican, a biography of Arthur Fletcher, the most important civil rights leader you’ve (probably) never heard of. The first Black player for the Baltimore Colts, the father of affirmative action and adviser to four presidents, he coined the United Negro College Fund’s motto: “A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Waste.” Modern readers might be surprised to learn that Fletcher was also a Republican.

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DISCUSSION GROUPS | Everyone’s an Editor: Finding “Truth” in Cyber News

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Dole Institute of Politics welcomes Shelby Coffey, former editor of the L.A. Times and US News and World Report, with Fellow Ron Marks on Wednesday, March 25 at 4pm for the fifth discussion group of the spring semester. Coffee and Marks will discuss how dramatically the world of journalism has changed in only 40 years. Information is faster than ever and there is far more of it. In this discussion group, Marks and Coffey will teach how to cut through the noise and find the truth. The Dole Discussion Groups are made possible by a grant from Newman’s Own.

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