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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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Jamison discusses mental illness symptoms, overcoming stigma at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 2, 2017—Depression and mania—the companion moods of bipolar disorder—are “ancient illnesses” and common among the general population, and successfully treating them is perhaps the best way to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental illness, said noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison Tuesday evening in Sarratt Cinema.

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NFL player and LGBT trailblazer Michael Sam to speak at Vanderbilt

Jan. 27, 2017—Michael Sam, an American football defensive end who made history when he came out as gay ahead of the 2014 NFL draft, will speak at Vanderbilt Thursday, Feb. 16, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Chancellor’s Lecture discusses Obama’s legacy on race, nation’s future with Trump

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.

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Psychologist and author to discuss her experience with bipolar disorder at Chancellor’s Lecture Jan. 31

Jan. 18, 2017—Noted clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison, whose best-selling memoir chronicled her early experience with bipolar disorder, will speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 31.

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