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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 is free and open to the public.

Thank you to the outstanding speakers and intellectually curious and devoted Chancellor’s Lecture Series patrons who made the past year such a resounding success.

The 2016-17 Series promises to be equally inspiring with thought-provoking discussions and invigorating debates. Check back in August for exciting announcements!

Eric Holder Eric Holder
Principled Leadership:
The Courage to Face Challenge
November 6, 2015
Bryan Stevenson Bryan Stevenson
Just Mercy:
A Story of Justice and Redemption
January 15, 2016
Gregg Garner's ALIEN: The Musical Gregg Garner’s
ALIEN: The Musical
January 26, 2016
Jon Meacham Jon Meacham
Destiny and Power:
The American Odyssey of
George Herbert Walker Bush
February 15, 2016
Julian Barnes An Evening with Julian Barnes
March 23, 2016
Churchwell Andre Churchwell
Creativity and Applied Physics
April 11, 2016

Battle Supreme
Politics, the Law, and an Open Seat
on the Nation’s Highest Court
May 2, 2016

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