Former Tennessee governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam will discuss “Bipartisanship in the Modern Era” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Vanderbilt University. Their conversation will be moderated by Alan Wiseman, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Political Science and professor of law.
The event will begin at 7 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Tickets for Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are available after 11 a.m. Oct. 31 and must be picked up at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office. Tickets for the general public will be available beginning 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the Sarratt Box Office. Limit one ticket per person.
Both men have long experience in local and state leadership. Bredesen, a Democrat, served as governor of Tennessee from 2003 to 2011, and Haslam, a Republican, served from 2011 to 2019. Prior to their respective time in the governor’s office, Bredesen was mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999, and Haslam was mayor of Knoxville from 2003 to 2011.
The Nov. 5 event is being co-sponsored by Vanderbilt College Democrats and Vanderbilt College Republicans.