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Journalist Cokie Roberts gives free, public lecture March 28

Mar. 22, 2012—Cokie Roberts, ABC News political analyst and National Public Radio senior news analyst, will give a talk March 28 as part of Vanderbilt's Project Dialogue series.

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Impact Symposium 2012 with Vicente Fox and Bill Richardson

Mar. 19, 2012—Watch video of Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, speaking at the 2012 Impact Symposium on March 21. The discussion was moderated by Vanderbilt sociologist Katharine Donato.This year’s...

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2012 Impact Symposium with Gen. Wesley Clark and Jon Huntsman

Mar. 19, 2012—Watch video of retired Gen. Wesley Clark and Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China and was a recent contender for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, speaking at the 2012 Impact Symposium that took place on March 20. The discussion was moderated by Vanderbilt political scientist Brett Benson. This year’s Impact...

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2012 Impact Symposium with Sen. Lamar Alexander

Mar. 16, 2012—Watch video of Sen. Lamar Alexander speaking at the 2012 Impact Symposium on March 19. This year’s theme is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?” The Vanderbilt University Speakers Committee organizes the annual IMPACT Symposium, which has been a tradition at Vanderbilt since 1964. This annual multi-day symposium engages speakers who discuss...

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Five-part series to explore the Arab Spring

Mar. 12, 2012—A series of events at Vanderbilt will provide cross-disciplinary perspectives on the Arab Spring.

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HHS’ Hughes to discuss health policy March 7

Mar. 5, 2012—Dora Hughes, a Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumna and counselor for science and public health to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, will discuss “Achieving Health Equity: An Update on Federal Policies, Programs and Progress” from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, at Meharry Medical College. The...

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Rick Steves to discuss “Travel as a Political Act” March 19

Feb. 29, 2012—Rick Steves, author of more than 50 European travel guidebooks and host of the public television series Rick Steves’ Europe, will discuss how thoughtful travel expands our world view and shapes how we address the challenges confronting our nation politically Monday, March 19, at 7 p.m. in the ballroom of Vanderbilt University’s Student Life Center.

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Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist John Legend to speak at Vanderbilt University March 16

Feb. 23, 2012—John Legend, Grammy award-winning recording artist and philanthropist, will be at Vanderbilt's Student Life Center ballroom Friday, March 16. Tickets for "A Conversation with John Legend" are available now at all Ticketmaster locations.

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Lamar Alexander, Wesley Clark, Jon Huntsman, Vicente Fox, Bill Richardson headline 2012 Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University's annual Impact Symposium will take place March 19-21. The theme of this year’s lectures is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?” This year's participants include United States Sen. Lamar Alexander; retired Gen. Wesley Clark; Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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Founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core Eboo Patel to speak at Vanderbilt University Feb. 21

Feb. 9, 2012—Named one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009 by U.S. News & World Report, Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, will give a talk, “Acts of Faith: Interfaith Leadership in a Time of Global Religious Crisis,” Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m. at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium.

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Eugene Richardson on the Tuskegee Airmen

Feb. 1, 2012—Watch video of Eugene Richardson of the Tuskegee Airmen. Their stories dramatized in George Lucas’ current film, Red Tails, the Tuskegee Airmen were an all African American pursuit squadron formed in 1941 and based in Tuskegee, Ala. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the U.S. military, but pressure exerted by civil rights leaders...

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Tuskegee Airman Eugene Richardson to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 30

Jan. 24, 2012—Former Tuskegee Airman Eugene Richardson will speak at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

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