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Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute announces spring classes

Feb. 26, 2019—Pirates in the Atlantic world, religion in prison, and a workshop on jazz great Cole Porter are among the classes offered this spring by the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

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Seigenthaler Series: President Trump and the news media

Nov. 11, 2018—First Amendment Center President Ken Paulson will discuss with veteran journalist Marvin Kalb the impact of President Trump’s attacks on the press during the final event of the Seigenthaler Series.

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Upcoming Sports and Society Initiative program to explore role of media in the Olympics

Oct. 30, 2018—The Sports and Society Initiative will provide a behind-the-scenes look at media coverage of the Olympics on Thursday, Nov. 15, at the First Amendment Center.

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Political surveillance of civil rights activists topic of Seigenthaler Series

Oct. 12, 2018—Political surveillance of civil rights activists is the focus of a Seigenthaler Series talk with author and journalist Marc Perrusquia at the First Amendment Center Oct. 15.

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CLAS to host alumnus lecture ‘5 Myths about MS-13’ Oct. 1

Sep. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Center for Latin American Studies will host a public lecture '"5 Myths about MS-13”.

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Seigenthaler Series looks at impact of building ‘The Wall’

Sep. 20, 2018—Three "USA Today" journalists who won a Pulitzer Prize for their reporting on the impact of building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico will speak Oct. 3 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Vanderbilt Debate hosts Ireland’s top college debaters

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt Debate hosted three top debaters from University College Dublin for a spirited exhibition debate at the First Amendment Center on whether social media enhances or undermines democracy.

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Seigenthaler Series: Pulitzer Prize winner to discuss cost of war Feb. 6

Feb. 1, 2018—C.J. Chivers, a Pulitzer Prize–winning writer who specializes in military coverage, will discuss “War and Its Costs” Feb. 6 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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John Seigenthaler’s extraordinary life depicted in new exhibit

Oct. 11, 2017—The First Amendment Center will open an inspiring photo and text display on the life and priorities of the center's founder, John Seigenthaler, Oct. 12.

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Seigenthaler Series: ‘The Vietnam War’ screening and discussion Sept. 7

Aug. 30, 2017—A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.

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Lecture: ‘Preserving Press Credibility in a Polarized Society’ March 16

Mar. 9, 2017—Journalist Margaret Sullivan of "The Washington Post" will speak at the First Amendment Center March 16 as part of the new Seigenthaler Series.

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Race and America discussion is March 1

Feb. 28, 2017—A forum about race in America is scheduled for March 1 at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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