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Zeppos, Randall, Diggs reflect on election, lessons drawn from Hamilton

Nov. 10, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Writer-in-residence Alice Randall gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening to discuss Alexander Hamilton's influence on contemporary American politics, but it was the previous day’s momentous presidential election that pervaded the conversation. Daveed Diggs, a Tony winner for the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," participated in a separate discussion as part of the event.

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Henderson, Krauthammer to join Zeppos, Meacham for post-election talk Nov. 15

Oct. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham for a discussion Nov. 15 exploring the 2016 presidential election.

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Americans’ deep social isolation factor in 2016 presidential election, Brooks says

Sep. 26, 2016—Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “the wrong answer to the right question,” said "New York Times" columnist David Brooks in his appearance at the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series Sept. 22.

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Journalists break down presidential race at Chancellor’s Lecture Series event

Sep. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham and political journalists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson discussed this most unusual election cycle before a near-capacity crowd in Langford Auditorium Sept. 14.

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Vanderbilt to host events observing Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 16

Sep. 8, 2016—A discussion of America’s future and a campus read-a-thon of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are among the Vanderbilt events that will observe Constitution Day.

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‘NYT’ columnist Brooks to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Sept. 22

Sep. 7, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will be joined by "New York Times" op-ed columnist David Brooks and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Sept. 22 for a discussion titled "Decision 2016: A Look at America's Future."

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Columnists Noonan, Robinson to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Sept. 14

Aug. 26, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion Sept. 14 exploring the 2016 presidential election and the United States’ future in the first installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2016-17.

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Politics front and center in fight for next Supreme Court justice, panel says

May. 4, 2016—The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.

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Media Advisory: Vanderbilt chancellor will host Supreme Court discussion featuring Fox News’ Napolitano, CNN’s Toobin

Apr. 29, 2016—A roundtable discussion at Vanderbilt University on Monday, May 2, will explore the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series event to discuss U.S. Supreme Court today

Apr. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a roundtable May 2 exploring the U.S. Supreme Court’s current vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice. Fox News' Andrew Napolitano, CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, and Vanderbilt's Jon Meacham and Audrey Anderson will participate in the discussion beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Churchwell to discuss ‘Creativity and Applied Physics’ April 11

Mar. 28, 2016—Dr. André Churchwell, senior associate dean for diversity affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, will share his personal insights on the role of art in all of its creative forms and its relationship to applied physics in the solution of humankind’s medical woes when he delivers the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series April 11.

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Julian Barnes to give Chancellor’s Lecture, joins pianist Angela Hewitt for Blair residency

Mar. 17, 2016—Booker Prize-winning novelist Julian Barnes and highly acclaimed pianist Angela Hewitt join forces for an exciting musical and literary residency at the Blair School of Music March 23–25.

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