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Vanderbilt experts available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...

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10 tips to protect your kids’ toys from hackers this holiday season

Dec. 14, 2017—Internet technology has imbued the toy industry like never before. Yet along with those advances comes a new set of security risks.

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Vanderbilt expert on what to expect when you’re expecting a government shutdown

Dec. 7, 2017—Congress has given itself until Dec. 22 to produce a new budget, but Bruce Oppenheimer, professor of political science, says that's not a guarantee that a deal will be made. Here's what he's going to be watching for.

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Expert: Nashville needs other modes of transit, app to navigate them

Oct. 12, 2017—Abhishek Dubey is an expert on smart transit who serves as tech committee co-chair for Connected Nashville.

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Islam expert: We must understand ISIS to defeat it

Aug. 28, 2017—Understanding ISIS is the first step toward defeating it, says Vanderbilt professor David Wasserstein.

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Vanderbilt anthropologist can discuss rising conflict between indigenous Bolivians and Morales administration over highway plans

Aug. 11, 2017—Carwil Bjork-James is an expert on indigenous environmental rights issues and conflicts that arise when governments seek to develop indigenous territories, and has studied this conflict since 2010.

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Vanderbilt political scientist can discuss popularity of various health care reform proposals among Tennesseans

Jun. 22, 2017—With the release June 22 of the Senate Republicans’ health care bill, Vanderbilt political scientist John Geer is available to discuss how Tennesseans feel about a variety of health care proposals ranging from a complete repeal of the ACA to the implementation of a single-payer system, based on results of the most recent Vanderbilt Poll,...

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Web-based tool will help government realistically plan for climate change

Jun. 2, 2017—Researchers are studying how commerce and flood control on inland waterways and the residents along them must change.

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Climate change took away ancient animals’ food supply; holds implications for today’s wildlife

Jun. 2, 2017—Analysis suggests that climate change had a significant impact on megafauna diets and was a primary factor in their extinction.

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Vanderbilt researchers studying Bangladesh for harbinger of climate change impact

Jun. 2, 2017—An island off the nation's coast demonstrates land use mismanagement can be far more damaging than rising sea levels.

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Expert: Private industry, better messaging can help overcome damage from Paris withdrawal

Jun. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt University law and earth science professors contend initiatives that reduce carbon emissions from corporations and households can fill some of the gap.

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Rebuilding middle class is the key to preserving democracy

Mar. 24, 2017—Law professor Ganesh Sitaraman: "Our Constitution wasn’t designed for a country with significant economic inequality."

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