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Chancellor’s Lecture Series


Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina: “Redefining Leadership: Crafting Civic Virtues in America”

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m., Langford Auditorium

Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion Tuesday, Feb. 20, featuring former Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Carly Fiorina and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

The panel will discuss “Redefining Leadership: Crafting Civic Virtues in America” beginning at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium on the Vanderbilt campus. A question-and-answer session will follow the discussion, and questions may be submitted prior to the event via Twitter using the hashtag #VUCLS. The event is part of the ongoing Chancellor’s Lecture Series for 2017-18. Read more.

“You can’t lead unless you understand how to work with people—especially people who are different from you”

The Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series strives to connect the university and the Nashville community with intellectuals who are shaping our world. For more information about the series, email, or follow @Nick_Zeppos on Twitter.Additional events will be added for the spring semester.

Previous Lecture Speakers

Jelani Cobb
Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University

Admiral James Stavridis
16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO

Sally Yates
Former Acting United States Attorney General

The Honorable Alberto Gonzales
Former United States Attorney General

Nina Totenberg
National Public Radio Legal Affairs Correspondent

Michael Sam
Former NFL Player

Nia Malika Henderson
CNN Senior Political Reporter

Charles Krauthammer
Pulitzer Prize-winning Syndicated Columnist
and Commentator

Peggy Noonan
The Wall Street Journal Columnist
Award for Media Excellence Recipient

Eugene Robinson
Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist
The Washington Post and MSNBC Political Analyst

The Honorable Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Former United States Attorney General

Harry Belafonte
Civil and human rights activist

Michael Beschloss
Award-winning historian

Annette Gordon-Reed
Pulitzer Prize-winning legal scholar and historian

To view more videos in the Chancellor Lecture Series playlist, click the playlist icon near the upper left of the video.

For additional photos of previous lectures click here.