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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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Zeppos, CLS speakers reflect on election’s outcome, Trump presidency

Nov. 17, 2016—One week after Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election, the Vanderbilt campus—and the nation—is still grappling with the outcome. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted two prominent members of the national media as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Tuesday evening to discuss the 2016 race and their expectations for a Trump presidency.

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Henderson, Krauthammer to join Zeppos, Meacham for post-election talk Nov. 15

Oct. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham for a discussion Nov. 15 exploring the 2016 presidential election.

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Americans’ deep social isolation factor in 2016 presidential election, Brooks says

Sep. 26, 2016—Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “the wrong answer to the right question,” said "New York Times" columnist David Brooks in his appearance at the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series Sept. 22.

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Journalists break down presidential race at Chancellor’s Lecture Series event

Sep. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham and political journalists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson discussed this most unusual election cycle before a near-capacity crowd in Langford Auditorium Sept. 14.

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‘NYT’ columnist Brooks to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Sept. 22

Sep. 7, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will be joined by "New York Times" op-ed columnist David Brooks and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Sept. 22 for a discussion titled "Decision 2016: A Look at America's Future."

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Columnists Noonan, Robinson to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Sept. 14

Aug. 26, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion Sept. 14 exploring the 2016 presidential election and the United States’ future in the first installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2016-17.

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