Feb. 2, 2018—Sophie Bjork-James, who studies contemporary white supremacist groups, will speak at a Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box event Feb. 7 at the Nashville Public Library.
Nov. 3, 2017—British writer, actor, comedian, and self-described "tall person" John Cleese will speak on "Thinking Creatively" at Vanderbilt's Sarratt Cinema Nov. 11.
Oct. 30, 2017—A noted neuroscientist who studies the number of neurons present in the brains of different species, including humans, will discuss her groundbreaking work during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Nov. 1.
Sep. 27, 2017—A historian of early modern Europe will compare violence in the 16th and 17th centuries with conditions today during a lunchtime talk Wednesday, Oct. 4.
Jan. 26, 2017—A citywide effort to feed hungry people with food that otherwise would be wasted will be explained Feb. 1 at the downtown Nashville Public Library.
Dec. 1, 2016—Will the Trump era be one of despair or hope? Vanderbilt professors will discuss it Dec. 7 at Nashville's downtown public library.
Oct. 21, 2016—As Election Day approaches, members of the community are invited to discuss the future of democracy at the downtown Nashville Public Library Nov. 2.
Sep. 1, 2016—Historian Michael Bess, who writes about the social and cultural impact of technological change, leads off this year's free Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box series Sept. 7 at the downtown library.
Apr. 29, 2016—Leah Lowe will discuss "Immersive Theatre and the Audience of the Future" when she speaks May 4 as part of the Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flair series at the Nashville Public Library.
Mar. 30, 2016—The next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville Public Library will discuss "Pirates Through History." College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton will be the speaker.
Feb. 29, 2016—The topic will be lying at the next Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box talk at the downtown Nashville library March 9.
Jan. 12, 2016—Environmental experts from a variety of fields will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for three public events this spring to discuss and respond to Pope Francis' letter on climate change.