Jan. 22, 2021—On the heels of the launch of The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, several Vanderbilt University faculty have been tapped for their expertise relevant to the Biden administration’s transition, the presidential inaugural address and the predominant theme of unity in America.
Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuts with conversation series featuring Gore, Rice, Meacham
Jan. 12, 2021—Former Vice President Al Gore and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice each will provide timely conversations with Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and biographer, on Thursday, Jan. 14, to support the debut of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
Jan. 12, 2021—Samar Ali, JD’06, BS’03, has joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University as a research professor in political science and law. Her appointment was announced by John Geer, the Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, and Chris Guthrie, dean and John Wade-Kent Syverud Professor of Law.
Jan. 12, 2021—After months of exploring how higher education could play a meaningful and active role in bridging longstanding partisan fissures, Vanderbilt University today launched the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, which aims to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions by advancing evidence-based research in the national discourse on unity.
Sep. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University is launching "Engine for Art, Democracy and Justice," a new initiative conceived by professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons and focused on healing at a time of social unrest.
Sep. 6, 2018—The Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board announces its 2018 alumni award recipients: Samar Ali, BS’03, JD’06; Kimberly Bryant, BE’89; Krista Donaldson, BE’95; Rashed Fakhruddin, BE’91; and Heiki Miki, MBA’96. They will be honored Oct. 11 during Reunion and Homecoming Weekend. “These honorees include alumni who are recognized around the world for their professional achievements, their services...
Jun. 8, 2018—To help ensure that Vanderbilt’s mission stays on track and is poised for future success, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has convened a broadly diverse group of alumni leaders called the ’Dores of Distinction.
Feb. 10, 2017—“The Impact of Walls: Experiencing Borders in East/West Germany, Israel/Palestine, and U.S./Mexico,” will be moderated by Ted Fischer, director of the Center for Latin American Studies.
Jan. 4, 2016—Nashville’s ‘Negotiators’: How Samar Ali Gets Enemies In Syria To Sit Down And Talk Samar Ali, BS’03, JD’06, a former Alumni Association Board member and an attorney for Nashville law firm Bone McAllester Norton, is a third-party mediator in Syria. WPLN recently interviewed her as part of its live journalism series Movers & Thinkers about...
Sep. 17, 2014—Samar Ali, BS’03, JD’06, a member of the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors, has joined Nashville law firm Bone McAllester Norton to practice international law and continue private diplomatic work in the Middle East and elsewhere. She previously advised Gov. Bill Haslam on economic issues and was a counterterrorism adviser for the U.S. Department...
Oct. 30, 2012—Michael Bess and Mike Vandenbergh, two Vanderbilt University professors, and Samar Ali, a Vanderbilt alumna who works in the Haslam administration, will address “Visions of the Future” Nov. 7 at the Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St.
Jun. 27, 2012—Samar Ali, a Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School alumna, has been named international director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Ali’s role includes overseeing TNTrade as well as the ECD’s other international initiatives, including managing four international offices. Erik Carter, associate professor of special education and a Vanderbilt Kennedy Center investigator, spoke at a Council...