Jan. 20, 2017—Six days after the swearing in of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, Yale University's Jacob Hacker will join three Vanderbilt University professors to discuss the election that brought Trump to power and its political, economic and social consequences.
Aug. 10, 2016—To say that this has been a crazy year in politics is a laugh-out-loud understatement. We turn to the experts in Vanderbilt’s renowned political science department for insight not only into the 2016 presidential race, but also into the future of U.S. politics itself.
May. 27, 2016—Marc Hetherington and Cecelia Mo will collect prestigious awards in September for their research in political science.
Apr. 19, 2016—Many of Donald Trump’s supporters share a view of the world as a chaotic, threatening place that is changing too rapidly, says a political scientist at Vanderbilt University, and this authoritarian outlook may be what’s drawing them to the strong rhetoric of Trump.
Jan. 7, 2016—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 12 for his final State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available.
Jan. 19, 2015—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 20 for his State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available to comment.
Nov. 5, 2014—John Geer, Marc Hetherington and Bruce Oppenheimer of Vanderbilt University are available to comment on the Nov. 4 election.
Apr. 3, 2014—Owen Jones was named winner of the Joe B. Wyatt Distinguished University Professor Award at Spring Faculty Assembly. Also honored with awards were Teresa Goddu, Jay Clayton, Marc Hetherington and Leigh Gilchrist.
Oct. 17, 2013—Alan Wiseman's research shows that women lawmakers, particularly ones in the minority party, are more effective than their male counterparts when it comes to negotiating and getting things done--as they did to end the government shutdown.