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Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions Archives

Hinton, unlawfully imprisoned for 30 years, to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 19

Feb. 5, 2019—Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.

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Explore the consequences of 2016 election at Vanderbilt roundtable

Jan. 20, 2017—Six days after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Yale University's Jacob Hacker will join three Vanderbilt University professors to discuss the election that brought Trump to power and its political, economic and social consequences.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Tennesseans optimistic as Trump era begins

Dec. 8, 2016—Residents of Tennessee are optimistic as they wait for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll.

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Sorting through the political polls: expert

Oct. 13, 2016—A little savvy when it comes to interpreting political polls can be very helpful for members of the public looking for some insight.

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Trump has sizable and stable lead in Tennessee: Vanderbilt Poll

Oct. 6, 2016—Barring a "cataclysmic event," Tennessee voters will pick Donald Trump to be the next president on Election Day, according to the new Vanderbilt Poll.

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TIP SHEET: Political expert John Geer can comment on presidential races

Jan. 19, 2016—Vanderbilt University political scientist John Geer, the nation’s leading expert on negative political advertising, is available to comment on the U.S. Democratic and Republican presidential primary elections. Geer co-chairs Vanderbilt’s Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.

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Vanderbilt Poll to be released Dec. 3 at Vanderbilt news conference

Nov. 24, 2014—The newest Vanderbilt Poll results will be released 11 a.m. Dec 3 at the Student Life Center.

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New faculty: Jackmans make study of American political institutions

Oct. 10, 2014—Though they didn’t meet until graduate school at Stanford University, Molly and Saul Jackman both grew up in California and became fascinated with politics while very young.

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Obama appointments studied for patronage

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.

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Tennessee voters want Medicaid expansion, but many still don’t like ACA, Vanderbilt Poll shows

Dec. 11, 2013—The latest Vanderbilt Poll results are in, with registered voters in Tennessee giving their opinions on Medicaid expansion and other issues.

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150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be marked at Vanderbilt

Oct. 25, 2013—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss and First Amendment Center founder John Seigenthaler will lead a conversation about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Deconstruct the 2012 presidential election with authors Balz, Sides, Vavreck

Sep. 11, 2013—Several authors and other political experts will discuss the 2012 election at a free event at the First Amendment Center Sept. 24.

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