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Tuesday, March 11, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Innovations Series: DRONES
Part II - Branching Out:
Exploring New Uses for DRONES
Drones are often associated with military procedures. But Dr. Kurt Barnhart, director for the Applied Aviation Research Center of Kansas State University; Dr. Shawn Keshmiri, KU assistant professor of Aerospace Engineering; and, Lawrence entrepreneur, Bill Donovan, will discuss applications of drone use that range from disaster relief to search and rescue, environmental studies and agriculture.
WATCH Part I (March 6 program)
Unmanned Drones: Soldiers without Uniforms
About the Innovations Series
This year the Dole Institute is launching the Innovations Series, which will focus on the crossroads between science, technology and public policy. Our inaugural event in the series is a two program series on drones. Join us to find out about the technology and many uses of drones – not just military, as well as ethical questions about their deployment. Series co-sponsors: KU School of Engineering, KU’s Engineers without Borders, KU’s Engineering Student Council
Wednesday, March 12, at 4 p.m.
STUDY GROUP at the Dole Institute
The Brave New World of Political Communications: Lessons from the Obama Campaigns
with Dole Fellow MARK SUMP
Dole Fellow Mark Sump will host a video conference with Paul Begala, political consultant and commentator. They will discuss how media coverage of political campaigns has developed in the past few decades and where the money goes.
Study Group continues March 26; April 2, 9, 2014
4 p.m. Wednesdays, Dole Institute - Details
Tuesday, March 25, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
An Evening with CINDY MCCAIN
Though best known publicly as wife of ’08 Presidential contender, Sen. John McCain, Cindy McCain is a very successful and strong leader in her own right. Find out about her experiences as Chair of Hensley & Company and her extensive work with a number of major charity organizations, as well as some stories from the campaign trail.
Thursday, April 3, 3 p.m. Dole Institute
Ft. Leavenworth Series: Decisive Battles
Dr. Richard Barbuto
Complete Series Schedule
Tuesday, April 8, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
“Double Down: Game Change 2012”
Authors, Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, discuss the book that bared the secrets of the 2012 campaign and provided a 360-degree account of this hard-fought, momentous election.
Thursday, April 10, 3 p.m. Dole Institute
America's Heroes: Medal of Honor Recipients
from the Civil War to Afghanistan
with Dr. James Willbanks
Author and director of the Military History department at the Army Command and General Staff College, Dr. James Willbanks, will discuss Medal of Honor recipients who stood courageous in the face of grave danger and risked, or sacrificed, their own lives for the lives of others. The accounts tell a story of valor and of the diversity of ethnicity and culture which broadens our appreciation for these Americans. Several Medal of Honor recipients appeared at the Dole Institute Dedication, so it's fitting that the originator of our popular Ft. Leavenworth Series should review some of these courageous stories.
Tuesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
CHARLIE COOK Knows Elections
Editor, publisher and political analyst, Charlie Cook, is called one of the “best political handicappers in the nation” by The New York Times. Cook will handicap the upcoming midterm elections and share some personal observations about Sen. Bob Dole.
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
The Hidden Hungry: Ending Senior Hunger
with ENID BORDEN
Bob Dole has fought for better nutrition his entire political and post-political career. Enid Borden has fought that same fight for seniors for more than 20 years. Under Borden’s leadership as President and CEO, the Meals On Wheels Association of America grew from a small trade association to a leading national charity. She is currently the founder, president and CEO of the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger located in Alexandria, Virginia. Through research, education and community partnership, NFESH works each day to harness the resources necessary to reverse the escalating number of seniors in the lifecycle of hunger. It is the only national foundation that focuses on both increasing the national understanding of the complexities of senior hunger and on finding innovative and effective solutions to end it.
Thursday, May 1, 3 p.m. Dole Institute
Ft. Leavenworth Series: Decisive Battles
Dr. Mark Gerges
Complete Series Schedule
Thursday, May 1, 7:30 p.m. Dole Institute
Archives Visiting Fellow
Innovation in Plain Sight:
Transforming Our National Security Landscape
with Museum Collections
From the high-stakes, high-profile worlds of law enforcement, medicine, and counterterrorism, Amy Herman brings her students – among them professionals serving the NYPD, the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of the Army and the United States Navy SEALS, as well as hospitals, medical schools, and trauma centers – to the art museum, where works of art have become the new data. Herman, founder of The Art of Perception, hones her students’ powers of observation in a highly participatory program that trains them to communicate those observations with precision – essential skills for any professional today. Studying art, curing disease, solving crime: join us for a fascinating glimpse into Herman’s innovative approach. Learn how her work is impacting governmental organizations and agencies throughout the country– and be prepared to re-evaluate YOUR perception on the role of art and research collections within the intelligence community.
In the U.S. House of Representatives.....
U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder
recognizes the 10th Anniversary of the Dole Institute - Watch
On the C-SPAN Bus....
Dole Institute Student Advisory Board members participated in recent C-SPAN program and were the featured callers. The questions from SAB start at 18 minutes, and continue intermittently throughout the program.
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Dole: We're obligated to our veterans
WATCH this exclusive interview with Candy Crowley on Nov. 10th State of the Union program.
A salute to veterans from one of their own
For Veterans Day: World War II veteran Bob Dole talks to Candy Crowley about how he honors those who've served, including greeting the honor flights of his fellow veterans at the World War II memorial nearly every weekend.
Bob Dole Receives Leadership Award
for bipartisan efforts to combat hunger
“If you live long enough,’’ joked former senator Bob Dole (R-Kan.), 90, “you’re going to get a lot of awards, because they run out of recipients.’’ .............“This one I think I deserve.” On December 11, Vice President Joe Biden presented Dole with the World Food Program USA’s newly christened George McGovern and Bob Dole Leadership Award. Read Washington Post article here.