The former U.S. ambassador to Panama will headline the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy’s latest Lunch & Learn covering the “State of Democracy in the Western Hemisphere” on Thursday afternoon.
Co-sponsored by the Program in American Studies and Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies, the Lunch & Learn features John Feeley, former U.S. ambassador to Panama (2015–18) and current executive director of the Center for Media Integrity of the Americas. It will be Oct. 26, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., in the Central Library, Room 200.
Open to all Vanderbilt community members, these Lunch & Learn events create space for students, faculty and staff to engage in collaborative learning and conversation as part of the recently launched Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative, which aims to harness university resources to help re-establish norms of civil discourse and mutual respect.
In his current role with the Center for Media Integrity of the Americas, Feeley regularly collaborates with private sector, media and not-for-profit partners who seek to understand and solve problems at the intersection of government, business and culture. While participants will have the opportunity to drive the discussion, the conversation is expected to consider authoritarianism in politics, media integrity and fostering understanding among the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
Lunch will be provided, but registrants are welcome to bring their own.
For more about the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, visit vanderbilt.edu/unity.
For more about the Center for Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies, visit as.vanderbilt.edu/clacx
For more about the Vanderbilt Program in American Studies, visit vanderbilt.edu/americanstudies.