John M. Seigenthaler

  • Bestselling author and Vanderbilt alumnus James Patterson (right) discussed his writing process and prolific career during a conversation moderated by John M. Seigenthaler in Langford Auditorium on April 11.

    James Patterson discusses formative years, book bans, writing process at Vanderbilt event

    James Patterson has published over 400 titles and sold more than 425 million copies of his books, but he first gained the confidence to pursue a career in writing while working toward a graduate degree at Vanderbilt. Patterson, who earned his master’s in English from the university in 1970, discussed his writing process, prolific career, the value of collaboration, and his support for librarians and reading in a wide-ranging conversation moderated by former NBC News anchor John M. Seigenthaler. Read More

    Apr 22, 2024

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    James Patterson to discuss his latest book, value of reading at Vanderbilt April 11

    Bestselling author and Vanderbilt alum James Patterson will discuss his prolific writing career, support for literacy initiatives and the power of books and reading in a wide-ranging conversation at Vanderbilt University on Thursday, April 11 at 6:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries, Dialogue Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy in collaboration with Parnassus Books, 'An Evening with James Patterson' will be moderated by former NBC News anchor and correspondent John M. Seigenthaler. The event is open to the public, but registration is required to attend. Read More

    Mar 20, 2024

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    Lawson helps launch Vanderbilt institute rooted in nonviolent social change

    The Rev. James Lawson returned to Vanderbilt University for the April 7 launch of an institute that carries forward his commitment to achieving justice and equality through nonviolent movements and strategies. Read More

    Apr 13, 2022

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    Race and America discussion is March 1

    A forum about race in America is scheduled for March 1 at the John Seigenthaler Center. Read More

    Feb 28, 2017

  • Vanderbilt University

    The Limits of Free Speech

    Watch video of a panel discussion about the limits of free speech, especially on college campuses. Moderated by John M. Seigenthaler, former news anchor for NBC, MSNBC and Al Jazeera America. Panelists include: Shaka Mitchell, Executive Director of Rocketship Nashville; Norman Tolk, Vanderbilt Professor of Physics and liaison for the… Read More

    Oct 10, 2016

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    Vanderbilt panel: ‘The Limits of Free Speech?’

    John M. Seigenthaler will moderate a panel discussion titled "The Limits of Free Speech?" Oct. 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Vanderbilt Central Library's Community Room. Read More

    Oct 5, 2016

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    Civil rights focus of new John L. Seigenthaler Chair at Vanderbilt

    Honoring and building upon the contributions of the late John L. Seigenthaler to the civil rights movement is the goal of a new endowed chair being established at Vanderbilt University through a gift from the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation. Read More

    Aug 27, 2015