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What’s On My Mind: Modeling a Conversation Ethic

May. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the host of notable speakers Vanderbilt has welcomed this academic year, and the university's role as a convener of critical conversations and facilitator of civil discourse, in this week's column.

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Former defense secretary Gates talks presidents he’s served, relations abroad

Apr. 26, 2018—Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demonstrated his encyclopedic knowledge both of presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and of U.S. relations around the world, sharing his views with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and a crowd at Langford Auditorium April 24.

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What’s On My Mind: Public service is a cornerstone of democracy

Apr. 16, 2018—The principles of public service and civil discourse helped build the foundation of our democracy, and America’s universities play an important role in keeping those values thriving, Chancellor Zeppos says in his latest column.

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Writer Amitav Ghosh discusses conflict and climate change on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 16, 2018—Amitav Ghosh, a best-selling author whose work puts Asia at the center of global history, culture and environmental challenges, joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on "The Zeppos Report."

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to speak at Vanderbilt April 24

Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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Biden’s conversation with chancellor calls for bipartisanship, optimism

Apr. 10, 2018—Former Vice President Joe Biden’s message to a packed Langford Auditorium on Tuesday revolved around two themes: a call for bipartisanship and a plea for Americans to remember who they are.

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Overflow viewing for Chancellor’s Lecture Series with Vice President Joe Biden April 10

Apr. 9, 2018—A live video stream of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event featuring Vice President Joe Biden will be displayed at the Vanderbilt Rec Center Multipurpose Facility beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Friday, April 6, deadline for Biden event RSVPs

Apr. 4, 2018—WHAT: Due to security measures and limited space for former Vice President Joe Biden’s 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, appearance for the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University, media who plan to attend must RSVP interest by noon Friday, April 6. Outlets will be informed Monday whether they have a slot, based on space and...

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Chris Matthews walks through 50 years of politics on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 2, 2018—Best-selling author and political commentator Chris Matthews joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for the latest edition of "The Zeppos Report" podcast.

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Chancellor’s Lecture with Vice President Joe Biden sold out; overflow viewing options announced

Mar. 30, 2018—Free tickets to the April 10 Chancellor’s Lecture with Vice President Joe Biden in Langford Auditorium sold out almost instantly when they were released March 28. To provide more members of the Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center communities with an opportunity to view the event live, the university has established two overflow viewing options.

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Matthews plays ‘Hardball’ on Trump, Democrats, others

Mar. 28, 2018—Chris Matthews didn’t disappoint “Hardball” fans in his Vanderbilt appearance March 27, criticizing Democrats, evangelicals and candidates from both major political parties.

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What’s On My Mind: Changing the discussion around mental health and wellbeing

Mar. 22, 2018—Mental illness and wellbeing concern all of us, but the surrounding stigma can prevent people from reaching out and getting help. It's time to change, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his column this week.

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