President Bill Clinton: 2015 Dole Leadership Prize Recipient

Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics - University of KansasThe Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas will honor President Bill Clinton with the 2015 Dole Leadership Prize at the Lied Center on Monday, Nov. 23 at 1:00 p.m., with a live stream available online at

The program will be free and open to the public with a limited number of tickets available. Tickets for the general public will be distributed through the Lied Center Ticket Office and will be available beginning Monday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. CT.

A total of 500 tickets will be reserved for KU students through the KU Student Union Activities (SUA) office and will be available at the same date and time as general public tickets. Students may claim their tickets with a valid KU ID in person at the Kansas Union Welcome Center, located on level four of the Kansas Union.

KU News article with more information.

billclinton100William Jefferson Clinton served as the 42nd president of the United States and was the first Democratic president in six decades to be elected twice. While in office, Clinton led the U.S. to the longest economic expansion in American history, including the creation of more than 22 million jobs. Working with both Republican and Democratic congressional majorities during his presidency, Clinton helped the U.S. achieve the lowest unemployment rate in modern times, the lowest inflation in 30 years, the highest home ownership in the country’s history, dropping crime rates in many places, and reduced welfare rolls. Clinton proposed the first balanced budget in decades and achieved a budget surplus.

The Dole Leadership Prize is awarded annually to an individual or group whose public service leadership inspires others. Previous winners of the Dole Leadership Prize include John D. Kemp, Nelson Mandela, Wounded Warrior Project ®, former Ukrainian president, Viktor Yushchenko, Women Air Service Pilots of WWII, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna Shalala, former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former U.S. Senators Howard Baker and George McGovern, former Polish President Lech Walesa, Congressman John Lewis, and former President George H.W. Bush.

After leaving the White House, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation with the mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, promote health and wellness, and protect the environment.

In addition to his Foundation work, President Clinton has served as the top United Nations envoy for the Indian Ocean tsunami recovery effort and as the UN Special Envoy to Haiti.


available starting
Monday, NOV 9  •  11 am

Limit 2 free tickets per person.
Available in-person at Lied Center ticket office.

“Best seat available” will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additional tickets may become available beginning Thursday, November 19, 3 p.m. at the Lied Center Ticket Office.

Can’t be there in person?

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