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  • 11/19/13 -  John Seigenthaler's eloquent closing remarks were heard by a capacity crowd at The Gettysburg Address: a 150-year retrospective, Tuesday, November 19, 2013. Joined by Pulitzer-prize winning author David Maraniss and four experts, panelists took an in-depth look at what the speech meant to audiences then and now.
  • 09/24/13 - Perspectives on Election 2012 - video - with John Geer, John Seigenthaler, Dan Balz, Lynn Vavreck, and John Sides
  • 05/21/13 - VU Poll: Support Growing For Medicaid Expansion In Tennessee ( By Blake Farmer with Leah Terry - If Governor Bill Haslam were simply to go with what a majority of Tennesseans want, he would expand the state's Medicaid program as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act. A Vanderbilt poll finds support has grown to 60 percent of respondents, up from less than half in December.
  • 04/09/13 - Are women more effective legislators? (The Cycle, Video features Craig Volden, who co-wrote: When are Women More Effective Lawmakers than Men? with Alan E. Wiseman and Dana E. Wittmer [forthcoming] American Journal of Political Science.
  • 03/22/13 - New York Times Politics - Once Few, Women Hold More Power in Senate - Craig Volden, Alan Wiseman, and Dana Wittmer study citation.
  • 03/20/13 - GOP looks to red states' successes for answers - John Geer interview
  • 03/01/13 - (Courtesy of Vanderbilt University Law School) Video features Bingham G. Powell 2012 APSA Address Representation in Context. CSDI co-hosted a conference titled Political Representation: Fifty Years after Miller and Stokes that focused on contemporary scholarship on representation in different national, sub-national, and comparative settings though a variety of methodological approaches. The keynote presentation of the conference was Professor G. Bingham Powell's lecture on "Representation in Context." Powell, the Wilson Professor of Political Science at the University of Rochester, was scheduled to deliver the lecture marking the end of his term as president of the American Political Science Association. Since that event was cancelled due to extreme weather conditions, CSDI provided the forum for the address.
  • 01/29/13 - Vanderbilt Professor comments on minority party congresswomen ( By Amy Wolf - Features Alan E. Wiseman, author of When are Women More Effective Lawmakers than Men? (with Craig Volden and Dana E. Wittmer) [forthcoming] American Journal of Political Science
  • 01/09/13 - What to Expect in Obama's Second Term ( Video features David E. Lewis VU Lunch & Learn Series

Additional archives for CSDI may be found at: Search: Larry Bartels, Josh Clinton, John Geer, Dave Lewis, or Alan Wiseman

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NYT -In an analysis of the upcoming British general election, Paul Krugman draws on research by Larry Bartels ( to support the claim that voters' "short memories" provide "little or no political reward for good policy."

Tennessean -  Reports "Vanderbilt receives $1M grant to combat child labor." The $1M grant was awarded to CSDI Affiliate Cecilia Mo from the U.S. Department of Labor. 

Washington Post - Larry Bartels asks "Can 'conservative principles' boost working-class incomes?"

Washington Post - Alan Wiseman and Craig Volden outline "The 5 Habits of Highly Effective Legislators."

Tennessean - Latest Vanderbilt Poll showcases Tennesseans' views on abortion, Common Core and Medicaid Expansion

NYT - Larry Bartels has documented that the rich have about three times as much influence as the poor on votes in the United States Senate.

VoxWhy the Israel-Palestine conversation is so polarized -  A 2006 study by Larry Bartels and Chris Achen (Princeton) is referenced. 

Vanderbilt News In 2013, Seigenthaler and author David Maraniss co-led a conversation at the First Amendment Center about the Gettysburg Address to mark its 150th anniversary...

Washington Post  - U.S. presidential election results, for example, can be remarkably and accurately predicted by economic growth preceding the election...

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