Jan. 19, 2017—Eight years after Barack Obama’s historic election as the nation’s first African American president, are race relations better or worse in the United States? Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of political experts Tuesday evening to discuss that question, as well as President-elect Donald Trump’s extraordinary ascent to the presidency.
Jan. 3, 2017—In the final days of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion reflecting on the 44th president’s legacy. “Beyond Obama: Race, Politics and America’s Future” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17.
Jun. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt University's Jonathan Metzl, a mental health and mass shootings expert, and Liz Zechmeister, who studies perceptions of political leaders after terrorism, shed light on the Orlando mass shooting.
Mar. 26, 2015—Vanderbilt Law Professor Paige Marta Skiba is available to speak about payday loans.
Feb. 23, 2015—The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a lawsuit challenging the Obama Administration’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Vanderbilt University legal expert James Blumstein says the true issue surrounding the King v. Burwell case is separation of powers.
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. 7, 2015—President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit East Tennessee this week to talk about ways to increase college access for Americans.
Dec. 11, 2014—A Vanderbilt doctoral student in Brazilian history and a staff member with the Center for Latin American Studies had a memorable day as drivers for President Obama's Dec. 9 visit to Nashville.
Nov. 13, 2014—In light of President Obama’s plan to overhaul the immigration enforcement system and the continued debate over comprehensive immigration reform, Vanderbilt has an array of experts available who are researching various aspects of the immigration debate.
Jan. 17, 2014—Vanderbilt researchers studied 1,307 appointments made by the Obama administration in its first six months, seeking data about the appointees’ education, work history and political involvement.
Dec. 11, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll results are in, with registered voters in Tennessee giving their opinions on Medicaid expansion and other issues.
Dec. 6, 2013—Joshua DuBois, author of The President’s Devotional and a spiritual adviser to President Barack Obama, spoke at Vanderbilt University Divinity School Dec. 4. Read more >>