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chancellor’s lecture series Archives

Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate, to discuss leadership, civic virtues Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20, featuring former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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What’s On My Mind: Racial protest in America

Jan. 18, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos looks at how racial conflict and the reaction to it have shaped our country in this week’s edition of “What’s On My Mind.”

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Cobb looks to King’s legacy for insight on race, politics

Jan. 18, 2018—Jelani Cobb, a Columbia University professor who has written extensively on race and injustice, spoke at Vanderbilt Jan. 17 on the deep significance of Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy for those seeking to understand and respond to recent divisive political developments.

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Cobb, staff writer for ‘The New Yorker,’ to discuss racial protest in America Jan. 17

Jan. 4, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Wednesday, Jan. 17, featuring Jelani Cobb, the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University and a staff writer for "The New Yorker" magazine. Cobb's talk is titled “From Louis Armstrong to the NFL: Racial Protest in America.”

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Former NATO Commander talks about global leadership on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Oct. 30, 2017—Retired four-star Adm. James Stavridis joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on the latest edition of the podcast to discuss 21st-century global security and the role of American universities.

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Admiral thanks educators for their service

Oct. 4, 2017—America in the era before World War I is a good place to look for answers to what the nation should be doing now, Adm. James Stavridis said Tuesday evening during the latest installment of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Fired for refusal to defend travel ban, Yates candid on Russia investigation, DACA, presidential pardon

Sep. 27, 2017—Titled “The Presidency and the Rule of Law,” the conversation among Sally Yates, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Jon Meacham kicked off the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2017-18.

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Stavridis, former NATO commander, to discuss global security and risk with Zeppos, Meacham Oct. 3

Sep. 15, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 3, featuring retired U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The panel will discuss “Beyond the Horizon: 21st-Century Global Security and Risk” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.

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Yates, who clashed with Trump administration on travel ban, to join Zeppos, Meacham for Sept. 26 talk

Sep. 3, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 26, featuring Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The panel will discuss “The Presidency and the Rule of Law” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Supreme Court—and confirmation process—increasingly polarized, panel says

Apr. 3, 2017—As if the political partisanship in Washington weren’t evident enough, the divisiveness has spilled over to filling vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. But the process wasn’t always so contentious, said the speakers at the latest Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.

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Gonzales, Totenberg to join Zeppos, Meacham for Supreme Court talk

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host an in-depth look at the effort to fill the current vacancy to the United States Supreme Court. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Sam discusses personal journey, ‘owning truth’ at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2017—When University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, he was instantly branded a trailblazer and gay icon. But there is more to the story, said Sam during his Feb. 16 Chancellor's Lecture.

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