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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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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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