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Dole Institute unveils fall program on the wacky politics of 2016

The Dole Institute at KU
The Dole Institute at KU

The Dole Institute of Politics on Tuesday launches the first session of a seven-session series that will look at the 2016 presidential election from a host of angles.

Tuesday’s meeting will focus on how effectively the media has covered the race. Panelists are KCUR and Harvest Public Media reporter Peggy Lowe, Kansas City Star reader’s representative Derek Donovan and KU journalism professor Mike Williams.

The series is titled “Toss Out the Playbook: Clinton, Trump and the Wacky Politics of 2016” and will be moderated by Steve Kraske of The Star and KCUR’s “Up to Date.”

On Sept. 27, one day after the first presidential debate, Diana Carlin, a nationally recognized debate scholar, will discuss how relevant are the debates.

Then on Oct. 4, campaign strategy is the focus. The guest: Jeff Roe, campaign manager for Ted Cruz and a long-time Missouri political consultant.

Other sessions:

Oct. 18: The science of presidential advance work with Steven Jacques.

Oct. 25: “State of the Race” with The Star’s Dave Helling, KU’s Burdett Loomis and Washburn University’s Bob Beatty.

Nov. 1: “How to Watch the Returns on Election Night” with KU”s Patrick Miller and Emporia State’s Michael Smith..

Nov. 15: “What just happened?” with Helling, Loomis and Beatty.

All sessions begin at 4 p.m. at the Dole Institute on KU’s campus. They are free and open to the public.

More information here.