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Making the ‘where’ as important as the ‘what’ in brand identity

May. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt law professor Daniel Gervais will work with negotiators in Switzerland to reach an agreement on protecting the geographic identifiers of products such as champagne.

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Larry Bartels of Vanderbilt named Andrew Carnegie Fellow

Apr. 22, 2015—Larry Bartels of political science is one of 32 Andrew Carnegie Fellows selected to spend a year on leave researching and writing.

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Human trafficking researcher can comment on bipartisan bill

Apr. 21, 2015—Human trafficking expert Cecilia Hyunjung Mo is optimistic about the progress being made on a bipartisan bill to fight human trafficking. But she says additional steps must be taken by lawmakers, companies and consumers.

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Op-ed: Americans with payday loans spent or saved their tax rebates, rather than using it to pay off debt

Apr. 15, 2015—In the London School of Economics blog, Paige Marta Skiba writes that most people with outstanding payday loan debt spent or saved a tax rebate instead of using it to pay off debt.

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Vanderbilt expert can speak about police ‘testilying’

Apr. 8, 2015—A shooting in South Carolina illustrates how recording technology is changing the fallout of some police-suspect interactions.

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Vanderbilt expert: Corker taking judicious approach toward Iran

Apr. 8, 2015—Media Note: Vanderbilt has a 24/7 TV and radio studio. The studio is free for Vanderbilt experts, other than reserving fiber time. More information » U.S. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee is working to protect congressional prerogative on any nuclear agreement with Iran while avoiding the grandstanding tactics of some of his Senate colleagues, a...

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Nashville’s first political ad war is coming

Apr. 7, 2015—Television viewers in Nashville will soon witness the first serious political ad war for the top Metro job, says Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer.

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Expert: Stop complaining about the moral decline of Western society

Apr. 3, 2015—Morality is not declining in the modern world, says Edward Rubin, University Professor of Law and Political Science, in a new book. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one.

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Uruguayans skeptical as government takes control of marijuana market

Mar. 31, 2015—Nearly 60 percent of Uruguayans disapprove of their governments move to take over the marijuana market, according to a LAPOP survey.

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Four ways to improve U.S. tax system

Mar. 30, 2015—VIDEO» The United States tax system could be improved by going back to its constitutional roots as a tax on upper classes that doesn’t apply to working class families, says a tax expert from Vanderbilt Law School.

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Cal Turner Family Foundation gift establishes center for social ventures at Vanderbilt

Mar. 25, 2015—The Turner Family Center for Social Ventures is being started at Vanderbilt with a $1.2 million donation from Cal Turner Jr.'s foundation.

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Nearly half of Brazilians support coup if corruption is high: LAPOP

Mar. 25, 2015—A survey in Brazil by Vanderbilt's LAPOP project shows that the public there is open to a military coup in times of high government corruption.

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