Indeterminacies: Roy Neel 

Zeitgeist and AIA Middle Tennessee's Fall 2010 Indeterminacies series features Roy Neel who will join us to talk about the meaning and nature of consensus. Please bring your strongly held convictions and prepare to give some ground.

Roy M. Neel is a Democratic Party operative and Smyrna, TN native who also served as a top assistant to Vice President Al Gore and President Bill Clinton. Neel earned his degree from Vanderbilt Unive...rsity in 1977 and a Masters of Public Administration degree from Harvard University in 1983.

In 1977, Neel joined Gore's Congressional staff and stayed throughout Gore's Congressional career, rising to the position of Chief of Staff in Gore's Senate office. In 1992, he managed Gore's vice presidential campaign; participated in the White House transition and became Chief of Staff to the Vice President. Neel went on to serve as President Clinton's Deputy White House Chief of Staff. He was responsible for coordinating policy and communications.

Many years in the public and private sector followed, Neel currently serves as chief of staff for former Vice President Al Gore and his organizational advocate on climate change. He is also a senior advisor to the Climate Project, which has trained 2,500 individuals around the world to spread the message about the climate crisis.

Mr. Neel is an Adjunct Professor of Political Science at Vanderbilt University where he teaches courses in Presidential Transitions and Presidential Leadership.

Visit Indeterminacies on Facebook for a complete calendar of events, photos, and video. The title Indeterminacies, is taken from a John Cage idea of processes whose outcome is not predetermined. The event will begin at 6:00 pm. There is no charge.

The gallery will be open until 8 pm.

Like last year's Oblique Strategies discussion series, Indeterminacies strives to change how we see art and architecture by refracting it through the lens of other related or completely unrelated disciplines.

The November installment of Indeterminacies 2010 will feature Laura Lake Smith, Art Department chair of Lipscomb University.

October 12, 2010