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