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Francis Fukuyama: “The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution”

Nov. 15, 2011—Watch video of Stanford professor Francis Fukuyama, the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and resident in FSI’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, speaking about his latest book, The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, Nov. 15 as part of the 2011-12 Chancellor’s...

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Author Francis Fukuyama available to media after Nov. 15 talk at Vanderbilt

Nov. 14, 2011—Francis Fukuyama, Stanford professor and author of The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution, will be available to media immediately following his hour-long talk on Tuesday, Nov. 15, that begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Law School’s Flynn Auditorium.

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Nov. 15 Chancellor’s Lecture to feature Francis Fukuyama

Nov. 1, 2011—The Nov. 15 Chancellor's Lecture will feature Stanford University professor Francis Fukuyama, who will discuss his latest book, "The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution."

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Nov. 1, 2011—Greg Barz, associate professor of ethnomusicology, has co-edited a volume of essays, The Culture of AIDS in Africa: Hope and Healing Through Music and the Arts, published by Oxford University Press. Anne Davis, instructor in law, has been named managing attorney of the Southern Environmental Law Center’s Nashville office. David Ernst, professor of physics at...

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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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Listen: History of blood transfusion speaks to stem cell debate

Apr. 18, 2011—Holly Tucker, an associate professor of French, has written a fascinating early history of blood transfusions that reads like an eerie murder mystery. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution has implications for modern ethical dilemmas such as cloning and stem cell procedures.

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Noted South Asian historian to deliver Vanderbilt’s Byrn Lecture

Apr. 1, 2011—Sanjay Subrahmanyam, a leading economic and cultural historian of South Asia, will deliver the 2011 Byrn Lecture on April 6.

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“Meanwhile, back at the ranch . . .”: What scholars can learn from novelists – and journalists – about storytelling

Feb. 25, 2011—Watch video of the Feb. 24 talk by Adam Hochschild, author and journalist, titled “‘Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .’: What Scholars Can Learn from Novelists–and Journalists–about Storytelling.” Hochschild is an award-winning author of six books, including King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa and Bury the Chains:...

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Revolution in the Middle East subject of Vanderbilt forum

Feb. 15, 2011—Panelists for the forum “Revolution in the Middle East!” are Katherine Blue Carroll, assistant professor of political science; Richard McGregor, associate professor of Islamic Studies; Beverly Moran, professor of law; and Thomas Schwartz, professor of history. Cherie Fathy, a junior in the College of Arts and Science, will serve as moderator.

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Writer Adam Hochschild to speak at Vanderbilt University Feb. 24 about the impact of storytelling in historical and scholarly writing

Feb. 11, 2011—Writer and journalist Adam Hochschild will give a lecture titled “’Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch . . .’: What Scholars Can Learn from Novelists – and Journalists – about Storytelling,” on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 Furman Hall on the Vanderbilt University campus.  The lecture is free and open to the...

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Public lecture series at Vanderbilt features renowned Civil War scholars

Jan. 20, 2011—U.S. Civil War scholars from across the nation will speak at Vanderbilt University this spring on a variety of themes, including the war’s impact on Nashville, during a series of public lectures.

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Listen: American Civil War course takes non-traditional approach

Dec. 9, 2010—This spring Vanderbilt undergraduates will study the political, social and economic events associated with the U.S. Civil War in a special course co-taught by Professor of History Richard Blackett and Professor of English Michael Kreyling. “The American Civil War” is one of several classes on campus that are related to the sesquicentennial of the beginning...

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