Lectures and events
Feb. 5, 2020—John Bolton and Susan Rice—two prominent voices on foreign policy and national security— will discuss "Defining U.S. Global Leadership" at a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Nov. 11, 2019—Goldberg Lecturer Michael Yonan will focus on a unique ceramic depiction of "The Judgement of Paris," a story in Greek mythology, when he speaks at Cohen Memorial Hall on Thursday, Nov. 14.
Nov. 1, 2019—Former Tennessee governors Phil Bredesen and Bill Haslam will discuss “Bipartisanship in the Modern Era” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Vanderbilt University.
Oct. 14, 2019—Jordana Moore Saggese, associate professor of American art at the University of Maryland, will analyze 20th-century representations of black male boxers across visual culture when she delivers the Norman L. and Roselea J. Goldberg Lecture on Thursday, Oct. 17.
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.
Oct. 7, 2019—The Department of Art and the Studio VU Lecture Series kicks off the 2019-20 season with "Body Vulnerable/Body Protected," a lecture by Los Angeles-based artist Nao Bustamante, on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 3 p.m. at the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center, Room 220.
Sep. 11, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.
Aug. 29, 2019—Actor, activist and former pro athlete Terry Crews will lead off the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 9. The theme of the fall series is "Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring."
May. 22, 2019—As communities throughout the South struggle to determine appropriate ways of recognizing Civil War history, Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Postdoctoral Fellow Angela Sutton have worked to draw attention to Fort Negley as a site that teaches the tragedy of slavery as well as celebrates the contributions of free and enslaved black people to Nashville and the nation’s history.
Apr. 9, 2019—People who feel chronically lonely are often struck by the fact that no one seems to need them. In the next Berry Lecture in Public Philosophy, the University of Warwick's Kimberley Brownlee will explore the tragedy of chronic loneliness, the moral urgency of our need for social connection, and the social human rights that this need grounds.
Feb. 15, 2019—Dianna Cowern, from YouTube’s "The Physics Girl," will be featured at a talk on Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Stevenson Center, Room 4309. Cowern will discuss using videos to share science and enrich the learning experience, in and out of the classroom.
Feb. 1, 2019—Dr. David Pittman of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will discuss “Environmental Engineering and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center” on Tuesday, Feb. 5, as part of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering’s Frank Parker Lecture Series.