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Vice President Joe Biden to speak at Vanderbilt University April 10

Mar. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will welcome former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in conversation on Tuesday, April 10. The talk is free and open to the public.

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Silence, denial keeps America steeped in opioid addiction, Kennedy says

Mar. 14, 2018—Former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy advocated for better treatment of mental health issues and spoke candidly about his struggles during a Chancellor's Lecture Series discussion on Tuesday.

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Fiorina shares thoughts on leadership, civil society on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Mar. 12, 2018—Former Hewlett-Packard CEO and 2016 GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina talks about her career, new foundation and what may be next for her on the latest episode of "The Zeppos Report" podcast.

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Kennedy, Zeppos to discuss mental health and addiction advocacy March 13

Feb. 28, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion with former U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy on Tuesday, March 13. “A Common Struggle: Making Mental Health Essential Health” will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Fiorina talks leadership, citizen involvement at Vanderbilt

Feb. 22, 2018—Former GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina discussed her views on leadership and issues of the day Feb. 20 as part of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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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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