Richard Norton Smith, the first permanent director of the Dole Institute of Politics, will return to Lawrence on Wednesday to speak about his forthcoming book.
Smith, now executive director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. at the institute. A reception and book-signing will follow.
Smith's upcoming book, "On His Own Terms," is about Nelson Rockefeller.
Smith also will attend a Pizza & Politics event with Kansas University students at noon Wednesday in the Kansas Union.
Smith was director of the Dole Institute from 2001 to 2004 and previously served as director of the Ford, Reagan, Hoover and Eisenhower presidential libraries.