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Vanderbilt panel on changing media to feature Geist, Plotz, Thompson

Apr. 4, 2014—Noted journalists and new media pioneers Willie Geist, David Plotz and Nick Thompson will discuss the state and future of their career field April 11 at the First Amendment Center.

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Vanderbilt’s Heard Library presents ‘Seigenthaler x 2’

Mar. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt's Heard Library presents "Seigenthaler x 2: The Changing Face of the News" March 24 featuring John Seigenthaler and his son, John Seigenthaler Jr.

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150th anniversary of Gettysburg Address to be marked at Vanderbilt

Oct. 25, 2013—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Maraniss and First Amendment Center founder John Seigenthaler will lead a conversation about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Perspectives on Election 2012

Oct. 8, 2013—Authors Dan Balz, Lynn Vavreck and John Sides discuss the 2012 presidential election with David Lauter of the Los Angeles Times and John Seignethaler of the First Amendment Center. The “Perspectives on Election 2012” event was held Sept. 24, 2013, at the First Amendment Center on the Vanderbilt campus.To learn more about Vanderbilt, visit

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Vanderbilt Libraries present ‘Thomas Jefferson and His Books’

Sep. 12, 2013—Jon Meacham, author of a noted biography on Thomas Jefferson, and Mark Dimunation, who directed the reconstruction of Thomas Jefferson's Collection at the Library of Congress, will speak at Vanderbilt Sept. 30.

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Deconstruct the 2012 presidential election with authors Balz, Sides, Vavreck

Sep. 11, 2013—Several authors and other political experts will discuss the 2012 election at a free event at the First Amendment Center Sept. 24.

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Watch video of panel celebrating Metro Nashville’s 50th anniversary

Feb. 28, 2013—Vanderbilt Law School recorded a panel discussion Feb. 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Nashville city and Davidson County governments in 1963, featuring former Tennessean publisher John Seigenthaler and Metro Nashville Mayor Karl Dean.

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Dean, Seigenthaler speak on Metro’s 50th anniversary

Feb. 15, 2013—Vanderbilt Law School hosted a panel discussion Feb. 15 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the consolidation of Nashville City and Davidson County government in 1963.

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Vanderbilt forum Feb. 15 to discuss consolidation of Nashville and Davidson County

Feb. 4, 2013—Vanderbilt University will host a forum about the historic consolidation of Nashville and Davidson County governments noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 15 in Flynn Auditorium at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Veteran Republican political consultant to appear Oct. 16

Oct. 2, 2012—Fred Davis, who served as a media strategist for both George W. Bush and John McCain, will be the second guest in the three-part Election Event Series being sponsored by the Department of Political Science, the First Amendment Center, the Vanderbilt Speakers Committee and the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions at Vanderbilt. Davis will...

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Civil Rights icons explore nature of moral leadership

Aug. 16, 2012—The Rev. James E. Lawson Jr. and John Seigenthaler, two legends of the Civil Rights era who viewed non-violent demonstrations in Nashville from very different seats in the 1960s, sat side-by-side Tuesday at a packed lunchtime conversation in Light Hall about the essentials of developing moral leadership.

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Civil rights legends to discuss leadership at public lecture

Aug. 2, 2012—A public conversation between the Rev. James Lawson, a major civil rights leader who worked with Martin Luther King Jr. to implement the principles of nonviolence, and John Seigenthaler, who worked in the United States Department of Justice, is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Aug. 14. “The Essentials of Developing Moral Leadership” will be held in...

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