Jon Meacham Archives
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.