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Presidential rhetoric expert available to discuss State of the Union

Jan. 28, 2019—Vanessa Beasley, an expert on political rhetoric and mass media and the presidency, is available to provide expert analysis of the State of the Union address.

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Expert: How to keep your cool—and stick to your budget—on Black Friday

Nov. 14, 2018—Kelly Goldsmith, associate professor of marketing at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, is available to discuss shopping behavior on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. She studies how the perception of scarcity drives consumer behavior. Reminders of scarcity prompt consumers to behave selfishly, Goldsmith says, and sales like Black Friday are tailor-made to elicit that...

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Expert: Inspiration, anger motivate women to run for office

Aug. 2, 2018—Amanda Clayton can provide insight into why so many women are running for office in 2018--and how they might change Washington if they are elected.

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Vanderbilt’s Sarah Igo places today’s privacy concerns in historical context

Apr. 26, 2018—Sarah Igo, associate professor of history and author of “The Known Citizen: A History of Privacy in Modern America,” explores the roots of modern privacy issues in America.

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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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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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Research experts on flood impacts to infrastructure, contaminants, policies

Sep. 13, 2017—A number of Vanderbilt professors can provide interviews about rethinking how and why we rebuild after disasters, designing policies to keep Americans safe and predicting extreme weather impacts.

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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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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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TIP SHEET: Suspicion of Muslims has historic antecedents

Jan. 31, 2017—History professor Paul Kramer of Vanderbilt University cites other eras of hostility to immigrants in America, to show that that current anxiety about Muslims is not a new phenomenon

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Vanderbilt expert predicted rise of white nationalism in 2002

Nov. 21, 2016—The rise of white nationalism was predicted in a book written by Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain in 2002

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