chancellor’s lecture series
Former Vice President Al Gore kicks off Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, followed by case study on PEPFAR with 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Jan. 15, 2021—The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuted an exclusive conversation series featuring a tone-setting discussion on the redemptive power of reason and evidence in American politics with former vice president Al Gore and presidential historian Jon Meacham, followed by a dialogue between Meacham and Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, on the project’s first case study.
Jan. 14, 2021—A series of virtual events for the Vanderbilt community will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18. Beginning this year, MLK Day is a paid staff holiday, aligning with VU’s efforts to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion.
Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuts with conversation series featuring Gore, Rice, Meacham
Jan. 12, 2021—Former Vice President Al Gore and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice each will provide timely conversations with Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and biographer, on Thursday, Jan. 14, to support the debut of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
Nov. 18, 2020—Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell called for a return to civility, communication and compromise in domestic politics and foreign relations during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 16.
Nov. 13, 2020—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students beginning at 5 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 17, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with former United States secretaries of state Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell taking place the day prior. The community conversation will be conducted via Zoom, and registration is required to participate.
Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell to headline first Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series event for 2020-21
Nov. 9, 2020—Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell—the 64th and 65th United States secretaries of state, respectively—will discuss the future of U.S. global relations as part of Vanderbilt University’s first Chancellor’s Lecture Series event of the 2020-21 season.
Catalyst for Change: Shan Foster, BS’08, has found success off the court in working to end violence against women
Jul. 23, 2020—Foster, the vice president of external affairs at YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, leads the AMEND Together initiative, a prevention program dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging men and boys to be part of the solution.
Feb. 28, 2020—Joan Marie Johnson, an author who has written extensively about the history of women’s suffrage, feminism and social activism, will give a lecture on Thursday, March 19, as part of Vanderbilt’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
CANCELED: ‘A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts’ topic of March 13 inclusive book group discussion
Feb. 28, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, will host an “inclusive book group” on Friday, March 13, focused on "A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts" by New York Times best-selling author Therese Anne Fowler.
Feb. 27, 2020—Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances.
Feb. 20, 2020—Ambassadors Susan Rice and John Bolton agreed during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday evening that significant improvements are needed in the current decision-making process on national security issues, but the two sharply differed in their opinions on the recent presidential impeachment process.
Feb. 17, 2020—Former Vice President Al Gore hosted a flagship presentation at Vanderbilt University on Nov. 20 as part of a worldwide event called “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action.”