May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.
Apr. 30, 2012—The responsibilities of family life tend to impede political participation by women in the Americas, a new study from the Latin American Public Opinion Project at Vanderbilt University shows.
Apr. 16, 2012—Kathleen Flake, a religious historian who teaches and writes about the interaction between American religion and law, will speak April 24 at a Vanderbilt Divinity School Community Breakfast.
Apr. 10, 2012—Of all the issues being debated by politicians, lawmakers and voters, funding health care may be the issue on which no one can agree.
Mar. 26, 2012—Jonathan Metzl, director of the Center for Medicine, Health and Society, explains the science behind how the brain weighs decisions and forms political beliefs on the "Melissa Harris-Perry" show.
Mar. 23, 2012—Key issues at the intersection of religion and American society – including health care, taxation and immigration – will be explored March 29 during “Religion and Politics 2012,” a symposium sponsored by the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership.
Mar. 22, 2012—Cokie Roberts, ABC News political analyst and National Public Radio senior news analyst, will give a talk March 28 as part of Vanderbilt's Project Dialogue series.
Mar. 9, 2012—This week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast highlighting research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Provocative Politics: the power of a sensational ad See the Civil War through the eyes of those who stayed at home Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine goes hip hop
Lamar Alexander, Wesley Clark, Jon Huntsman, Vicente Fox, Bill Richardson headline 2012 Impact Symposium at Vanderbilt University
Feb. 23, 2012—Vanderbilt University's annual Impact Symposium will take place March 19-21. The theme of this year’s lectures is “Rise of the Rest: What is the Future of American Foreign Policy?” This year's participants include United States Sen. Lamar Alexander; retired Gen. Wesley Clark; Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor who has served as ambassador to Singapore and China; Vicente Fox, former president of Mexico, and Bill Richardson, a former governor of New Mexico who has served as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and as secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Feb. 10, 2012—Watch video of Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 8 class, “Polarization and Congress,” focuses on the branch of government where polarization first took hold, tracing the evolution of the regional bases for the parties and how it has lead to...
Feb. 2, 2012—Watch video of David Lewis, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Political Science, speaking at the Osher Lifelong Learning class, “Politics in a Polarized Polity.” The Feb. 1 class, “Polarization and the Presidency,” focuses on how changes to the presidential selection process have affected the presidents we elect and on changes to the executive...