Former Vice President Al Gore kicks off Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, followed by case study on PEPFAR with 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Jan. 15, 2021—The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuted an exclusive conversation series featuring a tone-setting discussion on the redemptive power of reason and evidence in American politics with former vice president Al Gore and presidential historian Jon Meacham, followed by a dialogue between Meacham and Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, on the project’s first case study.
Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuts with conversation series featuring Gore, Rice, Meacham
Jan. 12, 2021—Former Vice President Al Gore and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice each will provide timely conversations with Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and biographer, on Thursday, Jan. 14, to support the debut of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
Jan. 12, 2021—After months of exploring how higher education could play a meaningful and active role in bridging longstanding partisan fissures, Vanderbilt University today launched the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, which aims to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions by advancing evidence-based research in the national discourse on unity.
Nov. 18, 2020—Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell called for a return to civility, communication and compromise in domestic politics and foreign relations during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 16.
Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell to headline first Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series event for 2020-21
Nov. 9, 2020—Madeleine K. Albright and Colin L. Powell—the 64th and 65th United States secretaries of state, respectively—will discuss the future of U.S. global relations as part of Vanderbilt University’s first Chancellor’s Lecture Series event of the 2020-21 season.
Nov. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University alumni were offered the unique opportunity this fall to hear two of the country’s foremost political science experts, John Geer and Jon Meacham, discuss the U.S. presidential election in the four-part webinar series, “The 2020 Election: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.”
Washington Insiders: Vanderbilt alumni in CNN’s Washington Bureau are playing key roles in the network’s around-the-clock political coverage
Oct. 22, 2020—This election night, Sam Feist, BA’91, will perform one of his more unusual duties as head of CNN’s Washington Bureau. Assuming the results are clear-cut, he will—in consultation with CNN’s statisticians and political scientists—call the winner of the presidential race for the network. It is a responsibility he has held since 2004, and one that he does not take lightly.
Aug. 22, 2020—Jon Meacham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Professor of the American Presidency, implored Americans to embrace “the best parts of our soul” and let history “be our guide” during a nationally televised speech Aug. 20.
Look to past presidents for easing current political divide, say Goodwin and Meacham at Chancellor’s Lecture
Nov. 1, 2019—A leadership trait shared by many of America’s most admired presidents has been their courage to expand, challenge and even walk away from their base of supporters when necessary to uphold the nation’s founding principles. That was among several “Lessons of Presidential Leadership” discussed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Thursday afternoon.
Oct. 23, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham taking place the prior evening.
Oct. 14, 2019—“Lessons of Presidential Leadership” will be the focus of a conversation between presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event Oct. 31.
Sep. 4, 2019—Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has joined Vanderbilt’s faculty as a distinguished visiting professor of political science this fall. Haslam will bring a practitioner's perspective to a popular undergraduate course on political leadership co-taught by Vanderbilt professors John Geer and Jon Meacham.