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The American Studies Program generally offers three types of extracurricular events throughout the year. City Walks are walking tours through nearby Nashville neighborhoods that invite local residents and/or experts to provide an insider’s perspective on Vanderbilt’s surrounding communities. Road Trips take closer and in-depth look at questions of importance to the American experience. The Beyond the Headlines series creates an open an informal forum for everyone in the Vanderbilt community to discuss issues and problems currently debated in the popular press.  In addition to these programs, we sponsor talks, colloquia, and other social events.

Spring 2023 Events

Global Humanities Symposium

Thursday 2/23 at 4:15pm in Buttrick 103

Screening of Lazaro and the Shark followed by Q&A with the director and a reception


Thursday 3/30 at 4:15pm in Buttrick 103

Screening of Bongó Itá followed by a reception


Thursday 4/13 at 12:15pm in Buttrick 103

Screening of Kbela followed by a reception

Tour of Ole Smokey Distillery

Tuesday 2/28 at 4pm (arrive by 3:30pm) at 423 6th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Reserve your spot by Friday 2/24 by emailing Danyelle Valentine