Dole Institute Program Video Library


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Leadership and Globalization in Sports
with International Mountain Guide and Everest Summitter Robert Link
Wednesday, November 18
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

Speaker Newt Gingrich
Wednesday, November 4
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute


"Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign That Changed America"
featuring author Craig Shirley
November 2, 2009


Discussion of the Global Plight of Children
featuring Radhika Coomaraswamy, the UN Under-Secretary General for Children & Armed Conflict
Friday, October 30th

Afghanistan at a Crossroads
featuring Brian Katulis, adviser to the Obama administration on Afghanistan
Monday, October 26

The Battle for America Series
2008: Obama’s Victory
featuring Washington Post reporter Dan Balz
Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The Battle for America Series
Part Two
2010 and Beyond
featuring Susan Page and Jonathan Martin
Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Part two of this series focused on contemporary politics and featured USA Today senior political correspondent and Kansas native Susan Page, and Politico columnist Jonathan Martin. Page and Martin shared their thoughts about the current Obama administration, predictions for the midterm elections and beyond.

The Top 10 Myths About Health Care Reform
featuring KU Medical Center Vice Chancellor for Public Policy and Planning and noted health policy expert Marcia Nielsen
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute

2009 Dole Leadership Prize presented to Donna Shalala
Monday September 28, 2009
7:30pm - 9:00pm at the Lied Center
Quick Time Video
Real Player Video

Discussion of Politics and the News Media
Tuesday, September 22
7:30 pm at the Dole Institute of Politics



“Constitutionalism Across the Pond: A Constitution Day Dialogue”
Thursday, September 17
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute of Politics


<emptyGlobal Solutions for Global Poverty
Tues. September 15, 2009
7:30 p.m. at the Dole Institute


Sunday, August 30th, 2009
Bob's Backyard BBQ
with KU Alumni Monica Crane, Brandon Naylor, Beka Romm and Karen Steward

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

"Abraham Lincoln"
as interpreted by Fritz Klein


David Nichols book on Eisenhower and Civil Rights entitled "A Matter of Justice."
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
"A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and
the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution"

photo journal in progress | video

Survival of Rural America bookcover

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
"Survival of Rural America:
Small Victories and Bitter Harvests"


photo journal | video

Bob and Elizabeth Dole were the featured speakers at the 2009 Dole Lecture on May 3, 2009.

Sunday, May 3, 2009
2009 Dole Lecture: Unlimited Partners


READ LJW coverage of 2009 Dole Lecture

VIDEO (.wmv) produced by KTWU Topeka

VIDEO (.mov QuickTime)


Senator Dole offered video taped tribute to retiring KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway on May 2, 2009.

Saturday, May 2, 2009
Senator Bob Dole's
Tribute to Hemenway

Senator Bob Dole's video tribute to retiring KU Chancellor Robert Hemenway was presented during the official "Hat's Off" tribute to the Chancellor held at the Lied Center of Kansas. VIDE0

Tuesday, April 21

"Politics, Pop Culture and Polling"

PAT CADDELL - multi-faceted politico

Pat Caddell is a noted public opinion pollster, political strategist, Fox News commentator, and former writer for The West Wing. Caddell was "interviewed" by Institute Director Bill Lacy about the current situation in Washington, how politics is portrayed in popular media, and his days polling for former president Jimmy Carter. Press Release
Program handout | photo journal in progress | VIDEO

April 15, 2009

Inaugural Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture

KIM GANDY, president of NOW
"The Equity Imperative:
Why it matters to talk about women"

Kim Gandy, president of the National Organization for Women, delivered the inaugural lecture for the Jana Mackey Distinguished Lecture Series, created by the University, in memory of late women’s rights activist and KU student Jana Lynne Mackey. ..Press Release | VIDEO

T. Boone Pickens, author of a nationwide sustainable energy plan, The Pickens Plan.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Town Hall Meeting: The Pickens Plan
T. Boone Pickens

On Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2009, the community joined T. Boone Pickens at the Institute for a discussion about a nationwide sustainable energy plan, The Pickens Plan. Introductions were made by former Senator Bob Dole and by Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) at the meeting.
press release | photo journal | VIDEO (.mov)

Sunday, April 5, 2009


With the war in Iraq entering its sixth year and President Obama promising to end combat operations in Iraq by 2010 many questions remain unanswered. This two-part teleconference posed some of these questions. PART I of the program featured regional college students here and students in Iraq (see program handout for names). In PART II, Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy interviewed U.S. and Iraqi decisionmakers in Baghdad.
program handout | photo journal |
KANSAN coverage | LJWorld | Video Part I Students ..Video Part II

KU History Professor Jennifer Weber discussed  Lincoln and the Copperheads .

March 12, 2009 - Presidential Lecture Series

“Lincoln and the Copperheads”


KU assistant professor of history, with expertise in Civil War politics, society & military. Weber discussed her recognized 2006 book, Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln's Opponents in the North about antiwar Democrats in the Civil War North”

program handout | photo journal | video

Senior Carter Administration officials Jody Powell, Scott Burnett, and Tim Kraft discussed the 1976 Presidential camplaign at the Dole Institute on March 10, 2009. Video of event is linked in this article. March 10, 2009
“Spirit of 1976:
Why the Presidential Campaign is a Classic”




Dole Institute Associate Director Jonathan Earle interviewed three "insiders" from President Jimmy Carter’s '76 Campaign & White House staff:
Jody Powell, Carter’s White House press secretary and confidant; Scott Burnett, director of the Presidential Speakers Bureau,and currently legislative chairman of the Jackson County, Missouri, legislature as well as the Dole Institute’s spring fellow . Tim Kraft, key to Carter's Iowa and Pennsylvania primary wins in 1976 and Carter's White House political liason. press release
C-SPAN overview of '76 Campaign .

program handout | photo journal | video
Author and Historian Ron White discussed his new book entitled A. Lincoln.

March 3, 2009 - Presidential Lecture Series

“A. Lincoln”


Historian, author of the new biography, “A. Lincoln

program handout | photo journal | video

Former U.S. Solicitor General Paul Clement spoke at the Institute on March 1, 2009.

March 1, 2009

"Arguing the Government’s Case: The Solicitor General in the Supreme Court"

Former U.S. Solicitor General

Clement discussed his time as litigator under the Bush administration. He was interviewed by KU constitutional law professor Stephen McAllister. This program was co-sponsored by the Dole Institute of Politics, the KU School of Law and the KU student chapter of the Federalist Society | press release
program handout | photo journal | video

Historian Michael Burlingame discussed is book "Lincoln. A Life" as a part of the Institute's Presidential Lecture Series in 2009.

February 17, 2009 - Presidential Lecture Series

“Lincoln: A Life”


Historian, author of new, two-volume biography,
“Lincoln: A Life;” professor emeritus, Connecticut College.
program handout | photo journal | video

Richard Norton Smith is a presidential historian

February 8, 2009 - Presidential Lecture Series

"Lincoln at 200: The Measure of a President"


Historian, author,  former director of  the Dole Institute and former director of the Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield, IL. | program handout | photo journal | video

Max Sherman discusses his book on the late Barbara Jordan.

February 3, 2009 - Black History Event

“Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth
with Eloquent Thunder”


Max Sherman, professor emeritus and former Dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, discusses the book he edited which is a collection of his friend Barbara Jordan’s most memorable speeches, “Barbara Jordan: Speaking the Truth with Eloquent Thunder” (Feb '07).
HEAR the audio voice of the late Barbara Jordan via this link.
press release
program handout |photo journal | VIDEO