Haslam and Meacham, along with Vanderbilt political science professor John Geer, will teach a course about leadership. Meacham, a presidential historian and award-winning biographer, will teach on the life and legacy of Congressman John Lewis. Steve Green. Reach Joel Ebert at jebert@tennessean.com or 615-772-1681 and on Twitter @joelebert29. Geer said at a time when political discourse is polarizing, the college course can provide a "clear-headed" look at leadership and its role in the political system. Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Jon Meacham is an internationally renowned presidential historian, contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, contributing editor at Time, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Your California Privacy Rights / Privacy Policy. NASHVILLE, TN — Jon Meacham will serve as a visiting professor at American Baptist College for the Fall 2020 semester. The course will study U.S. presidents, and the leadership strategies of former Supreme Court justice Sandra Day O'Connor and civil rights leader Rosa Parks. Vanderbilt®, Vanderbilt University®, V Oak Leaf Design®, Star V Design® and Anchor Down® are trademarks of The Vanderbilt University, Formatting Guidelines for Term Papers in Political Science Courses, Undergraduate Political Science Association, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Research on Individuals, Politics & Society Lab, Research on Conflict and Collective Action, Site Development: Digital Strategies (Division of Communications). The university announced the move Wednesday, making Haslam a "distinguished visiting professor.". (Vanderbilt University /Steve Green) Gracie Pitman, Campus Editor October 31, 2017. Accessibility information. All rights reserved. 10-20-2017 – Photos of John G. Geer, PhD, Vice Provost for Academic & Strategic Affairs. I look forward to sharing some observations and lessons learned from serving as a mayor and governor.”. “I am excited about the opportunity to be in class with John Geer and Jon Meacham,” Haslam said in a statement. 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The university describes the course as one that will examine the actions of political actors in the "interest of better understanding" how they made important decisions and served as inspirations to others. He left office in January. “This class will be a great forum for a lively discussion about leadership in today’s political environment, understood in a historical context. We recently discussed how Vanderbilt professor and historian Jon Meacham gave a quiz in his course on the 2020 Election in which students were asked “Was the Constitution designed to perpetuate white supremacy and protect the institution of slavery?” You had to answer “yes” or get points deducted. All rights reserved. “Leadership is an intrinsic and yet mysterious force in human affairs, and the best way to prepare students for the responsibilities that await them, I think, is to consider how leaders of the past have struggled with the defining issues of the ages,” Meacham said in a statement. 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Bill Haslam is joining forces with historian Jon Meacham to teach an undergraduate course at Vanderbilt University this fall. All rights reserved. Site Development: Digital Strategies (Division of Communications) Haslam and Meacham, along with Vanderbilt political science professor John Geer, will teach a course about leadership. Accessibility information. © 2020 www.tennessean.com. John Geer, Jon Meacham to teach presidential leadership course in the spring. A subscription to one of our Tennessee publications gets you unlimited access to all the latest politics news, podcasts like Grand Divisions, plus newsletters, a personalized mobile experience and the ability to tap into stories, photos and videos from throughout the USA TODAY Network's 109 local sites. Want to read more stories like this? Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Bios from the Vanderbilt University Political Science Department. Jon Ellis Meacham (/ ˈ m iː tʃ ə m /; born May 20, 1969) is an American writer, reviewer, and presidential biographer.A former Executive Editor and Executive Vice President at Random House, he is a contributing writer to The New York Times Book Review, a contributing editor to Time magazine, and a former Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek.He is the author of several books. Site Development: Digital Strategies (Division of Communications)

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