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Chancellor’s Lecture Series


 

The Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series strives to connect the university and the Nashville community with leaders and visionaries who are shaping our world. For more information, email cls@vanderbilt.edu.

The 2018-19 CLS season has come to an end. Lectures for the 2019-20 season will be announced starting in the fall. Recaps and videos of previous lectures can be found below.

 

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Previous Lecture Speakers Include:



Dr. Mae Jemison

Principal, 100 Year Starship
First woman of color in space
April 30, 2019 | Watch >>


Stacey Abrams

House Minority Leader, Georgia
2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Georgia
March 19, 2019 | Watch >>


President George W. Bush

43rd President of the United States
(2001-09)
March 11, 2019 | Watch >>


Meghan McCain

Author & Political Analyst
Co-Host, The View
February 19, 2019


Sen. Jeff Flake

U.S. Senator, Arizona
(2013-19)
January 17, 2019 | Watch >>


Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Professor of Animal Sciences,
Colorado State University
November 29, 2018 | Watch >>


Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee

Associate Professor of Medicine
Columbia University
November 1, 2018 | Watch >>


Robert M. Gates, Ph.D.

22nd U.S. Secretary of Defense
15th Director of Central Intelligence
April 24, 2018


Vice President Joe Biden

47th Vice President of the United States (2009-2017)
April 10, 2018 | Watch >>


The Hon. Patrick J. Kennedy

U.S. Congressman (RI-1)
(1995-2011)
March 13, 2018 | Watch >>


Carly Fiorina

Former CEO, Hewlett-Packard
2016 GOP Presidential Nominee
February 20, 2018 | Watch >>


Jelani Cobb, Ph.D.

Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism,
Columbia University
January 17, 2018 | Watch >>


Alberto Gonzales

Former Attorney General
(2005-07)
March 30, 2017 | Watch >>


Michael Sam

Former NFL Player
First openly LGBTQ player drafted
February 16, 2017 | Watch >>


Nia-Malika Henderson

CNN Senior Political Reporter
November 15, 2016 | Watch >>


Peggy Noonan

Wall Street Journal Columnist
Award-winning Author
September 14, 2016 | Watch >>


Sen. Lamar Alexander

U.S. Senator, Tennessee
(2003-Present)
February 15, 2016 | Watch >>


Eric Holder

Former Attorney General
(2009-2015)
November 6, 2015 | Watch >>