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Progess isn’t progress unless it happens for you

Oct. 16, 2017—People who don't prosper when the overall economy does well tend to feel dispossessed and angry.

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TIP SHEET: VU professor can talk about NAFTA withdrawal

Oct. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt Law School professor Tim Meyer available for interviews about NAFTA withdrawal

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New faculty: Rhonda Williams, John L. Seigenthaler Chair in American History

Oct. 12, 2017—Middle Tennessee gains a community activist along with a respected historian with the addition of Rhonda Y. Williams to the Vanderbilt faculty.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jesse Eisinger to speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 17

Oct. 5, 2017—Investigative reporter Jesse Eisinger will speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 17.

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Admiral thanks educators for their service

Oct. 4, 2017—America in the era before World War I is a good place to look for answers to what the nation should be doing now, Adm. James Stavridis said Tuesday evening during the latest installment of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Crime casts pall on Central America’s Northern Triangle

Oct. 3, 2017—LAPOP research shows that crime prevalence impacts economic progress in Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras

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TIP SHEET: Newton can comment about Kurdistan drive for independence

Sep. 29, 2017—The threats from Baghdad are growing, The efforts of Kurds to attain their own Middle East homeland are ramping up after 92 percent voted for independence. Michael A. Newton, professor of law at Vanderbilt University Law School, can comment on developments regarding the Kurdish people based on more than 25 years of experience working with...

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Eat and learn about the history of violence at lunchbox talk

Sep. 27, 2017—A historian of early modern Europe will compare violence in the 16th and 17th centuries with conditions today during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Oct. 4.

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Center for Effective Lawmaking announces highest-scoring members of Congress

Sep. 26, 2017—The most effective legislators in the U.S. House of Representative and Senate were identified by the new Center for Effective Lawmaking in Washington, D.C.

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Tolerance, participation in local government up in the Americas

Sep. 26, 2017—New data gathered by the Latin American Political Opinion Project (LAPOP) include some upticks but also discouraging news about the state of democracy in the Americas.

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Florida Congressman Ted Deutch to speak at Vanderbilt Law School Oct. 6

Sep. 26, 2017—U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch of Florida will participate in a public dialogue with a Vanderbilt Law School professor during a visit on Friday, Oct. 6.

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Unique premed program teaches new approach to race and health

Sep. 20, 2017—A premed program that teaches undergraduates about institutional racism is up and coming at Vanderbilt

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