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Discussion set about Trump’s first 50 days

Mar. 10, 2017—A free forum about President Trump's first 50 days in office will be held at Vanderbilt Law School March 20.

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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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Register now for Vanderbilt Osher spring 2016 classes

Mar. 4, 2016—Shakespeare, transitional justice in South Africa, the Nashville Ballet, and Judaism are among the diverse topics open to all adults 50 and older this spring through the Institute for Lifelong Learning at Vanderbilt.

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Tom Schwartz on the crisis in Syria: Domestic politics as foreign policy

Sep. 5, 2013—“From a historical perspective, which looks at the American presidency since the end of World War II, Obama’s decision reflects a turning point, the clear triumph of domestic political considerations over foreign policy priorities,” according to Thomas Schwartz, a professor of history and political science at Vanderbilt.

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Lamar Alexander, Wesley Clark, Jon Huntsman, Vicente Fox, Bill Richardson headline 2012 Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University

Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University's annual Impact Symposium will take place March 19-21. The theme of this year’s lectures is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?” This year's participants include United States Sen. Lamar Alexander; retired Gen. Wesley Clark; Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.

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James Lee Ray: “Polarization in Foreign Policy”

Jan. 27, 2012—Watch video of James Lee Ray, professor of political science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Jan. 25 class, “Polarization in Foreign Policy,” focuses on how U.S. foreign policy was once a point of consensus between Republicans and Democrats; however, we are now in a new foreign policy...

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The Road to the “Arab Spring”: The Changing Arab World and American Reactions

Nov. 22, 2011—Watch videos from the class “The Road to the “The Arab Spring”: The Changing Arab World and American Reactions,” taught by William S. Longwell, senior lecturer in history, Vanderbilt University, retired; and Thomas A. Schwartz, professor of history, political science, and European studies, Vanderbilt University. In the last year, we witnessed unprecedented political unrest in Iran and...

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Why President Bush will be remembered more favorably by future generations than he is today.

Nov. 22, 2011—How will President George Bush be seen by future generations?  Associate Chair of the Department of Political Science David Lewis explains why he thinks President Bush will be remembered more favorably than he is today. View 2012 election expertise information for David Lewis >> Visit election VU to find all Vanderbilt experts on the 2012...

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Domestic partisan politics remain key to presidential election

May. 3, 2011—Domestic issues are likely to trump foreign policy successes in determining Barack Obama’s chances for re-election, says historian Thomas Alan Schwartz.

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