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Chancellor’s Lecture Series

The Chancellor’s Lecture Series brings to Vanderbilt and the wider Nashville community intellectuals who are shaping the world today.

Each lecture – for which reservations are not required – is free and open to the public.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965: Commemorating 50 Years

Harry Belafonte Michael Beschloss Annette Gordon-Reed

Civil and human rights activist Harry Belafonte, award-winning historian Michael Beschloss, and Pulitzer Prize-winning legal scholar and historian Annette Gordon-Reed join Jon Meacham and Chancellor Zeppos to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act. Mark your calendar for this important conversation that traces America’s journey from 1965-2015 and thoughtfully contemplates our country’s path forward.

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Governor Jeb Bush

A Conversation between Florida’s 43rd Governor Jeb Bush and Jon Meacham

Governor Jeb Bush spoke at the Chancellor’s Lecture Series October 28, 2014. You can watch video here. (VUnetID and password required.)

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