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Zeppos to welcome distinguished guests to campus during spring lectures

Feb. 20, 2019—A former United States president, groundbreaking political figures, and nationally renowned science advocates are among the speakers to be featured over the next two months of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series at Vanderbilt.

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President George W. Bush to visit for Chancellor’s Lecture March 11

Feb. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will welcome the 43rd president of the United States, George W. Bush, for a conversation on Monday, March 11.

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‘The View’s’ Meghan McCain reflects on her father, civility at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2019—During her Chancellor's Lecture Series appearance Tuesday evening, Meghan McCain, political analyst, best-selling author and co-host of "The View," said she loves visiting universities and talking to young people about politics because they’re more curious and open than older generations.

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‘The View’ co-host, political analyst Meghan McCain to give Chancellor’s Lecture Feb. 19

Feb. 1, 2019—Author and co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain will join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham at Vanderbilt Feb. 19 for a wide-ranging discussion of the politics impacting American life in 2019.

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Flake calls for civility, tough leadership in Chancellor’s Lecture Series appearance

Jan. 18, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Jeff Flake, This American Life producer Zoe Chace and Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Visiting Professor Jon Meacham engaged in thoughtful discussion that drew a capacity crowd to Langford Auditorium.

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Sen. Jeff Flake, ‘This American Life’ producer Zoe Chace are Chancellor’s Lecture Series guests Jan. 17

Jan. 7, 2019—Fresh from a term that included several highly publicized ideological clashes with the president, former Sen. Jeff Flake will visit Vanderbilt Jan. 17 to explain his hopes for American politics going forward.

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Watch Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham’s eulogy of President George H.W. Bush

Dec. 6, 2018—Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham, who holds the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Chair, delivered a touching tribute to George H.W. Bush during the 41st president’s state funeral at Washington National Cathedral on Dec. 5.

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Hayden discusses challenges facing intelligence community under Trump administration in CLS appearance

Sep. 28, 2018—The international intelligence community is flummoxed by America right now, former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden revealed Thursday evening in a discussion led by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series announces fall lineup, kicks off with former NSA, CIA director

Sep. 11, 2018—The 2018-19 Chancellor’s Lecture Series will kick off Sept. 27 with Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency.

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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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