Sep. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University historian Thomas Schwartz has written a biography of famed diplomat Henry Kissinger that offers lessons for today’s political leaders.
Feb. 20, 2020—Ambassadors Susan Rice and John Bolton agreed during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday evening that significant improvements are needed in the current decision-making process on national security issues, but the two sharply differed in their opinions on the recent presidential impeachment process.
Oct. 23, 2019—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty and staff from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with presidential historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham taking place the prior evening.
Jun. 6, 2019—Imagine Europe with Communist governments in Germany, France and Italy, all satellites of the Soviet Union. If the D-Day invasion, which happened 75 years ago June 6, had failed, then it is conceivable that Stalin’s Soviet Union would have liberated all of Europe from Hitler and ended up controlling the major countries of Europe, along...
Nov. 19, 2018—Although legal and copyright issues continue to hinder access, the Vanderbilt Television News Archive—a repository of television news recordings from the past 50 years—is a national archival treasure.
Nov. 6, 2018—Seven members of the German Bundestag, Germany’s national parliament, visited a Vanderbilt class Oct. 31 to discuss a number of contemporary political issues with undergraduate students.
Aug. 28, 2018—Professor of History Thomas Alan Schwartz discusses the origins of the Vanderbilt Television News Archive, called the “preeminent video resource for scholars of TV news,” in this Conversation piece. The archive celebrates 50 years of continuous operation this August.
Feb. 16, 2018—"The American Presidency" exhibition, drawing on rare memorabilia and biographies in the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries' Special Collections, will open with a talk by presidential historian Thomas Alan Schwartz Feb. 20.
Jan. 24, 2018—A number of Vanderbilt University experts will be available to media in the days leading up to and after the State of the Union speech Jan. 30 to discuss a variety of topics that could be addressed during President Trump’s address next Tuesday. Will Trump “talk tough” about immigration? Vanessa Beasley, associate professor of communications...
Aug. 30, 2017—A discussion and Q&A on the role of the press during the Vietnam War will follow a one-hour screening of "The Vietnam War," a film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, at the John Seigenthaler Center Sept. 7.
Jan. 12, 2017—President-elect Donald Trump will be inaugurated Jan. 20. Several Vanderbilt professors have opinions about the inauguration and transition.
Aug. 10, 2016—Whatever your political leanings, the acidic divisiveness between—and among—parties in this election cycle has left little for anyone to love. Luckily, I got a break from the daily shouting matches about finger lengths, email servers and Bernie Bros by digging into some of the fascinating, reasoned research around presidential politics being produced by members of Vanderbilt’s esteemed political science department for this issue’s cover story.