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Former defense secretary Gates talks presidents he’s served, relations abroad

Apr. 26, 2018—Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates demonstrated his encyclopedic knowledge both of presidents since Lyndon B. Johnson and of U.S. relations around the world, sharing his views with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and a crowd at Langford Auditorium April 24.

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to speak at Vanderbilt April 24

Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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Matthews plays ‘Hardball’ on Trump, Democrats, others

Mar. 28, 2018—Chris Matthews didn’t disappoint “Hardball” fans in his Vanderbilt appearance March 27, criticizing Democrats, evangelicals and candidates from both major political parties.

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Gore discusses leadership with students

Mar. 28, 2018—Former vice president and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore was the guest speaker at an undergraduate political science class on March 26.

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Jon Meacham discusses first year of Trump presidency in latest episode of ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 12, 2018—Visiting Distinguished Professor Jon Meacham joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to discuss President Trump's first year in office on the latest episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Fiorina, former Hewlett-Packard CEO and GOP presidential candidate, to discuss leadership, civic virtues Feb. 20

Jan. 31, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20, featuring former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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Admiral thanks educators for their service

Oct. 4, 2017—America in the era before World War I is a good place to look for answers to what the nation should be doing now, Adm. James Stavridis said Tuesday evening during the latest installment of the Chancellor's Lecture Series.

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Fired for refusal to defend travel ban, Yates candid on Russia investigation, DACA, presidential pardon

Sep. 27, 2017—Titled “The Presidency and the Rule of Law,” the conversation among Sally Yates, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Jon Meacham kicked off the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2017-18.

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Stavridis, former NATO commander, to discuss global security and risk with Zeppos, Meacham Oct. 3

Sep. 15, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Oct. 3, featuring retired U.S. Navy Adm. James Stavridis and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The panel will discuss “Beyond the Horizon: 21st-Century Global Security and Risk” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music.

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Yates, who clashed with Trump administration on travel ban, to join Zeppos, Meacham for Sept. 26 talk

Sep. 3, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, Sept. 26, featuring Former Acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham. The panel will discuss “The Presidency and the Rule of Law” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Gonzales, Totenberg to join Zeppos, Meacham for Supreme Court talk

Mar. 15, 2017—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host an in-depth look at the effort to fill the current vacancy to the United States Supreme Court. The event is scheduled for Thursday, March 30, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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DuBois, Navarro, Steele to join Zeppos, Meacham to discuss Obama legacy Jan. 17

Jan. 3, 2017—In the final days of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion reflecting on the 44th president’s legacy. “Beyond Obama: Race, Politics and America’s Future” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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