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2013 Summer Programs

Buck Newsom speaks to KS High School Srs.(YCLI)
Buck Newsom speaks to Kansas High School Seniors during YCLI
John "Buck" Newsom, 1941 U.S. Naval Academy graduate who served as a WWII lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy speaks to the 2013 Dole Institute Youth Civic Leadership Institute composed of Kansas high school seniors.
July 19, 2013 WATCH


The Three Days of Gettysburg

Battle Day 1: WATCH
Battle Day 2: WATCH
Battle Day 3: WATCH

The Seven Critical Decisions of Gettysburg
June 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.



2013 Spring Programs


DOLE LECTURE 2013: IKE's LegacyIke and Dole

Brigadier General Carl Reddel
Executive Director
Eisenhower Memorial Commission.
May 2, 2013



2013 Hemenway Public Service Award

Allison Kohn

Honorable Mentions:
Caitlin Doornbos
Thomas Plummer
Hannah Sitz

WATCH presentation during May 2, Dole Lecture.....about 6 minutes into program video.


The Environment & Energy:
The Role of Free Enterprise and the Government


Fmr. Cong BOB INGLIS, Executive Director of the Energy & Enterprise Initiative
April 23, 2013



GUN CONTROL: Freedom vs. Safety
Gun Control artwork

Presented by the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board
April 17, 2013
Patricia Stoneking, President of the Kansas Rifle Association
Allen Rostron, Constitutional Law Scholar and Professor at UMKC and Former Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Lexie Clark, Student Advisory Board.


"The Waters of Chaos"Water of Chaos bookcover
Book Talk

Author and KU Professor
Jerry Dobson
April 17, 2013


The Tuskegee Airmen: Red Tails
Kevin WillmottExamined by Kevin Willmott
April 9, 2013




Africa Windmill Project with John Drake
March 26, 2013Malawi Africa Windmill Project



"An Evening with Scott Horsley"

March 12, 2013Scott Horsley of NPR
in celebration of KPR’s 60th Anniversary



ROBB HEINEMAN, Sporting KCRobb Heineman, Sporting KC
March 5, 2013

Reinventing the Empire"
Leadership & Globalization in Sports"

Kansas’ New Tax Policy: Boon or Bust?
Tax Policy artworkFeb. 14, 2013
State Sen. Tom Holland (D-Dist.3) and Kansas Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan in a moderated discussion, along with Q&A. 



Presidential Lecture Series 2013

Etchings of Washington, Adams, Jefferson"In the Beginning: Three Men Who Made America" Washington, Adams & Jefferson
February 10, 12, & 18, 2013

WATCH Washington

WATCH Jefferson


Benjamin Mays Bookcover February 5, 2013
Inspiring MLK:
The Mentorship of Benjamin Elijah Mays
with KU Prof. Randal Maurice Jelks





2012 Fall Program Videos


Women's Suffrage: "Angels at Sunset" Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012
TOM MACH - Author
Angels at Sunset bookcover WATCH


Presidential Women bookcoverMadam President:
Presidential Women and the Barriers They Face
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012

Former KU dean and professor, Diana Carlin, along with fellow authors, Nichola Gutgold and Theodore Sheckels, explored reasons why qualified women candidates are passed over as presidential contenders.  Theodore F. Sheckels is professor of English and communication studies at Randolph-Macon College. Nichola D. Gutgold is associate professor of communication arts and sciences at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Diana B. Carlin is associate vice president for graduate education and professor of communication at Saint Louis University.
Gender and the American Presidency: Nine Presidential Women and the Barriers They Faced

WATCH - Gender and the American Presidency


The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War
Fort Leavenworth Series



Methland bookcover“Methland: The Death and Life
of an American Small Town”

Read Across Lawrence:
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012

Join us for an evening of conversation with Nick Reding, author of this New York Times bestseller, Methland: the Death and Life of an American Small Town, a chronicle of meth abuse in a small Midwestern town.  This event was co-sponsored by the Lawrence Public Library and was a featured event of Read Across Lawrence 2012



Eleanor CliftCampaign 2012 with ELEANOR CLIFT

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 -- 3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Eleanor Clift "delivered" the 2012 Muncy Journalism and Politics Lecture.  These periodic lectures are endowed by Martha E. “Betty” Muncy, retired owner, publisher and editor of the Dodge City Daily Globe.  This event was co-sponsored by the KU School of Journalism & Mass Communications.


FYI -- vintage CLIFT/DOLE audio from our Robert J. Dole Archive and Special Collections --
During the Muncy Lecture, Eleanor Clift described Senator Bob Dole as a “master dealmaker”,
engaging regularly in bipartisan compromise to get the job done.
Listen to some vintage audio of a Clift-Dole interview on 2/25/1993, found in our Dole Archives, that illustrates just that! This interview, conducted 37 days into the first term of Clinton’s presidency and the day before the first World Trade Center bombing, is chock-full of commentary on the issues of the day including the recent presidential election, the budget deficit, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, women in leadership, partisan gridlock, taxes (“Americans want more pain”), and healthcare. It’s a fascinating listen that will really take you back. And for you The McLaughlin Group fans, you’ll get a kick out of Senator Dole’s reference to “metaphysical certitude” at about 24:15.


Colombian President Juan Manuel SantosPRESIDENT JUAN MANUEL SANTOS
Republic of Colombia
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012 2:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

President Santos, a KU alum, spoke at the Institute and received the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the most prestigious award given by KU's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. PRESS RELEASE



“Presidents and Civil Liberties
from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians”

Sam Walker bookcover

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Book Talk:

Author, Sam Walker, will discuss his new book examining the civil liberties records of American presidents from Woodrow Wilson to Barack Obama. It explores the full range of civil liberties issues from First Amendment rights of freedom of speech to national security issues, and how some presidents have not protected or advanced these liberties.  This event is co-sponsored by the ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri. Though there will be no book sale or signing at this event, check Amazon for copies of Presidents and Civil Liberties from Wilson to Obama: A Story of Poor Custodians.



2012 Constitution Day Event

Signing of Constitution artwork

America and Race:
The Status of Affirmative Action
Under the U.S. Constitution

Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

The use of affirmative action in admissions decisions in higher education is before the Supreme Court for the first time since 2003. Fisher v. University of Texas will be argued before the Supreme Court on October 10th questioning whether universities can continue using race as a factor in undergraduate admissions decisions and, if so, how the race of an applicant may be considered.
The panelists are David C. Frederick and Erik S. Jaffe. Frederick wrote a brief in support of the University on behalf of Distinguished Alumni of the University of Texas. Jaffe is a former law clerk to Justice Clarence Thomas, who wrote a brief in support of the student denied admission. KU Law Professor Steve McAllister will moderate. This event is co-sponsored by KU's School of Law.



receives 2012 Dole Leadership Prize

Wounded Warrior Project logo

Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012

With the mission to honor and empower Wounded Warriors, Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) is the hand extended to encourage warriors as they achieve new triumphs. Join us for a candid talk with several Wounded Warriors and WWP’s executive director, Steven Nardizzi.
About the Dole Leadership Prize




“Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis”

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Dr. John C. Goodman, “the father of health savings accounts,” discusses his latest book that proposes dozens of bold and crucial innovations that could enable caregivers, entrepreneurs, and patients to use knowledge and creativity to create access to low-cost, high-quality healthcare.  This event includes a book sale and signing.



KU Students Overseas:
An International Look at American Politics

Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Are you tired of hearing the same news networks give their opinion on the Presidential election? Wouldn’t it be interesting to hear how the election is viewed internationally? Join the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board (SAB) as they explore these international views.


“The Victory Lab: ‘Moneyball for Politics’

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

You’ve seen it before in sports, and now journalist and author, Sasha Issenberg, shows how cutting-edge social science and analytics are reshaping the modern political campaign and how President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney are putting them to use.  This event includes a book sale and signing. Press Release
WATCH Victory Lab


Campaign 2012
with Bill Lacy & Special Guests

Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Dole Institute Director, Bill Lacy, and political analysts Mark Sump, David Kensinger and Richard Martin discuss and forecast the 2012 election.

WATCH - Campaign 2012 program


An Evening with Newt Gingric

Newt GingrichWednesday, Nov. 14, 2012
7:30 p.m. - Dole Institute

Newt Gingrich will discuss the presidential election, what to expect on upcoming policy changes and his new book, Victory at Yorktown: A Novel (George Washington). This event will include a book sale and signing.
About Newt Gingrich.

WATCH - Gingrich




Tribute to VeteransTRIBUTE TO VETERANS USO Style
November 17, 2012
at the Dole Institute






The Soviet Union in Afghanistan
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War

Dr. Bob Baumann

Thursday, November 15, 2012
3:00 p.m. at the Dole Institute

This last session of a well-researched and fascinating series, brought to us by the military scholars at the US Army’s Command and General Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth, KS, has explored a new Cold War topic on the third Thursday of each month since February.

YouTube - to be posted after event


Post-Election Conference

Post Election Conference sceneThursday, Dec. 6, 2012
Friday, Dec. 7, 2012

Political insiders from both parties analyze and discuss the 2012 presidential election.

Part I
Part II
Part III






2012 Summer Program Videos

D-Day Remembrance June 6, 1944
Thursday, June 7, 2012
D-DAY: From the Beaches of Normandy to Bedford, VA

President of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation,
Robin E. Reed, along with highly-decorated KS veteran of D-Day, Roy Creek, provided historical perspective, personal experiences and the on-going remembrance of this special day in history. The National D-Day Memorial
is located in Bedford, VA


2012 Spring Semester Videos

Tim Pawlenty collage

Feb. 7, 2012 "An Evening with Tim Pawlenty"
Former Minnesota Governor and GOP presidential candidate, Tim Pawlenty, talked presidential politics with Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy.
READ the LJWorld coverage
This event was cosponsored with KU College Republicans.


Emanuel Cleaver

"Public Service & Contemporary Politics"
,Feb. 22, 2012 at the Dole Institute




Fracking poster"FRACKING : An Environmental Debate"
Monday, March 5, 2012
7:30 p.m at the Dole Institute
Hydraulic fracturing, a technique to procure oil and natural gas, is consistently in the headlines these days.  Join us as the Dole Institute Student Advisory Board presents Joe Spease from the Sierra Club of Kansas and Ed Cross from Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) to discuss viewpoints on this hot topic from inside the environmental and drilling industries.




Cold War seriesThursday, March 15, 2012
"The Korean War" - Speaker: Dr. Janet Valentine
The Ft. Leavenworth Series: A Military History of the Cold War



John YooTuesday, March 27, 2012
A Conversation with JOHN YOO

John Yoo is a former head of the Office of Legal Counsel and advisor to President Bush on various issues involving the war on terror immediately following 9/11. Discussion on presidential power, the war on terror and US foreign affairs in a post 9/11 world. Co-sponsored by the KU School of Law.


Philip White bookcoverThursday, March 29, 2012
OUR SUPREME TASK: How Winston Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech Defined the Cold War Alliance

Author, Philip White, discussed his new book, an arresting portrait of an irrepressible man at a pivotal moment in history: when Winston Churchill focused the world’s attention on a frightening new reality—the dangers of Soviet totalitarian Communism.


urban agricultureThursday, March 29, 2012
FOODSCAPES: Urban Agriculture, Sustainable Design & Community Health

Foodscapes is an interdisciplinary program where urban agriculture meets sustainable design and city planning to help better feed communities and improve health, community involvement and job opportunities, while working toward an environmentally progressive way to exist and renew urban living. Leaders from Cultivate KC, BNIM architects and Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City will explore the interconnectivity of this growing movement, as well as identify challenges and successful models.
Co-sponsored by KU ASCE (Amer. Soc. of Civil Engineers)


George MitchellWednesday, April 4, 2012


Former Senate Majority Leader

George Mitchell is an exemplary public servant with an impressive political career. Mitchell served with Senator Dole in the Senate and was a founder of the Bipartisan Policy Center. After leaving the Senate, he has continued to serve by seeking peace in Northern Ireland and in the Middle East and by studying the effect of doping in professional sports. Don't miss the chance to hear from this fascinating and compelling political figure.
The program is free and open to the public.
Press Release .... About The Dole Lecture


Thursday, April 5, 2012
WWII African American Pilots
World War II: An African-American Oral History

The Dole Institute of Politics and the University of Kansas Libraries invite you to attend an intimate event presenting the personal experiences of African American World War II veterans and how the war impacted their lives.  Set against a backdrop of the Dole Institute World War II Memory Wall, a moderated panel discussion will offer a platform for veterans to relate their personal oral history and commemorate Kansans who fought overseas and worked on the war effort at home.  This program is part of a series made possible through the generous support of Dr. Sandra Gautt of Lawrence, Kan. The series is dedicated to Dr. Gautt’s father, Thaddeus Whayne, and all African-American WWII veterans.


Andy CarvinWednesday, April 11, 2012
Citizen Journalism and Arab Spring
of NPR will be interviewed about the use of social media in Arab Spring, a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world since late 2010. This program is sponsored by the University Honors Program, Center for Global and International Studies, Spencer Museum of Art, Hall Center for the Humanities, Religious Studies, Anthropology, and The Commons.


Syria MapTuesday, April 17, 2012

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh

Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace

Dr. Radwan Ziadeh is a Senior Fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington D.C.  Since the Syrian uprising started on March 15, 2011, Dr. Ziadeh has been involved in documenting all the human rights violations and testifying two times at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Dr. Ziadeh also was involved in the opposition activities, where he was elected director of the Foreign Relations Office for the Syrian National Council, the main umbrella for the Syrian Opposition. Co-sponsored by Culturally Speaking.  Culturally Speaking: Providing meaningful opportunities for people of different cultures and ethnicities to interact and form bonds of friendship and understanding.


Cold War seriesThursday, April 19, 2012
The Ft. Leavenworth Series:
A Military History of the Cold War

Military Crises of the Eisenhower Era -- Dr. Jon House

Nixon farewellApril 19, 2012
2012 Presidential Lecture Series

Nixon Presidency
Former Nixon speechwriters



LBJ Bookcover by Mark UpdegroveMonday, April 23, 2012
2012 Presidential Lecture Series
Director, LBJ Library & Museum; Author

"Indomitable Will:
LBJ in the Presidency"



CIA bookcoverThursday, April 26, 2012

"The Craft We Chose: My Life in the CIA"
Author DICK HOLM, former top CIA officer




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