Jan. 7, 2016—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 12 for his final State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available.
Dec. 1, 2015—A handful of opportunistic states are luring banking business to their economies with relaxed trust fund rules more favorable and flexible for wealthy customers seeking to safeguard their assets for future generations.
Sep. 30, 2015—Paul Kramer explains why history is repeating itself in the battle over immigration. Kramer has written about immigration and border issues for the New Yorker and Slate, and been featured on National Public Radio. He has spent the last decade studying U.S. immigration history, and he’s working on a book about the forces that push people into leaving their home countries and immigrating, including the United States’ influence.
Sep. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Bruce Morrill, who is a Jesuit priest, can discuss expectations surrounding the highly anticipated U.S. visit of Pope Francis Sept. 22-27.
Aug. 3, 2015—Jonathan Metzl of Vanderbilt University can comment on the sentencing of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes.
Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt professor Carol Swain can comment on the public use of the Confederate flag in light of the Charleston, South Carolina, shootings.
Jun. 26, 2015—Brian Fitzpatrick of Vanderbilt Law School can comment on the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage.
Jun. 22, 2015—Two Vanderbilt experts can comment on the pope's recent statement about the environment.
Jun. 19, 2015—Anthropologist Sophie Bjork-James can provide context to the white supremacist beliefs believed to have motivated Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof.
Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health
Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.
May. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt legal experts are available to talk about the latest Supreme Court decisions.
Apr. 22, 2015—Jonathan Metzl is an expert on gun violence and mental illness. And he has new research that specifically addresses issues surrounding mental illness and mass shootings.