Law, Business and Politics
Jan. 19, 2015—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 20 for his State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available to comment.
Jan. 2, 2015—Klint Alexander, senior lecturer in political science and law, writes the re-election of Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may be one of the most important developments in U.S.-Japan relations since the end of the Second World War.
Dec. 18, 2014—The breakthrough in Cuban-United States relations is important and overdue, says historian Jane Landers of Vanderbilt.
Dec. 18, 2014—A Vanderbilt accounting professor says auditing fees should be released much earlier to help investors.
Dec. 16, 2014—Human nature itself can undermine privacy laws that seek to balance the government’s interests in surveillance and protecting the country against terrorism with a citizen’s right to be left alone, argues Lydia Jones, adjunct professor of law.
Dec. 3, 2014—Results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll are in and show that Gov. Bill Haslam is enjoying a 70 percent popularity rate in Tennessee.
Nov. 25, 2014—Crime and violence are increasingly worrying citizens in the Americas, according to new data released by Vanderbilt's LAPOP center.
Nov. 24, 2014—The newest Vanderbilt Poll results will be released 11 a.m. Dec 3 at the Student Life Center.
Nov. 13, 2014—People who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.
Nov. 5, 2014—For the first time, the Legislative Effectiveness Project has tracked whether the most effective lawmakers were re-elected.
Oct. 21, 2014—Overweight women are more likely to work in lower-paying and more physically demanding jobs; less likely to get higher-wage, public-facing positions; and make less money compared to men and average-size women.