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Dole Institute Hosting Discussion Series: “The Art of Presidential Campaigns”

This fall, the Dole Institute of Politics is hosting a discussion series about the Art of Presidential Campaigns.

Fall fellow Steve Krahski is leading this seven part series called Toss Out the Playbook.

The first discussion kicked off last night with guest speakers Peggy Lowe of Kansas Public Radio, Derek Donovan from the Kansas City Star and Mike Williams, a KU journalism professor.

Yesterday’s discussion examined how media outlets are preforming during one of the most interesting elections in American history.

Students and members of the Lawrence community are encouraged to join the discussions that take place after Krahski confers with guest speakers.

“I think the thinking here is that there is a broad realization that people want to talk about this campaign and talk about these candidates,” Krahski said. “People are a little bit nervous, a little bit fearful, and they want to express their feelings as we go forward.”

Krahski added that the series of programs will aim to turn the presidential campaign upside down and allow participants to look at it from a number of different vantage points.

The discussions take place on Tuesdays and start at 4 p.m. at the Dole Institute. The final discussion will be timed right after the 2016 Presidential election.