Public Policy Studies
Oct. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute, Department of Economics and Public Policy Studies Program, in partnership with the nonpartisan Sycamore Institute, are co-hosting a virtual discussion with celebrated economist and Harvard professor Raj Chetty on the economic impact of COVID-19. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will deliver opening remarks.
Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.
Oct. 25, 2018—Kitt Carpenter, recently named director of the College of Arts and Science's Public Policy Studies, is working to boost the program's appeal to an even wider set of Vanderbilt students.
Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2018 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to Peabody College senior Danielle Kitchen and School of Engineering senior Jerom Theunissen. The fellowship aims to develop leaders through world travel and experiential learning.
Dec. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt senior Logan Brown has been named a Marshall Scholar for 2018, and senior Jacqueline (Jami) Cox has been named to the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, both organizations announced Monday.
May. 8, 2017—Moving a mile and a half of PVC pipe along unpaved, winding roads in a small pickup truck—in a foreign country, no less—is no easy task. Ryan Sullivan, known as “Sully” to his professors and friends, knows this firsthand.
Apr. 10, 2017—A $5 million gift from alumnus John Arnold and his wife, Laura, will bolster public policy studies and civic engagement at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science.
Sep. 1, 2016—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry met with Vanderbilt students at a pair of recent campus events.
Apr. 7, 2016—Students who attend charter high schools are more likely to go to college, stay in college and make more money than students who attend traditional public high schools.
Sep. 2, 2015—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Aug. 31 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt.
Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.
Sep. 11, 2014—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Sept. 8 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt.