Freedom Of Speech

  • The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy

    Vanderbilt Unity Poll results demonstrate considerable support for individual freedoms

    Findings from the Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy's third quarterly poll show that only one-fifth of Americans believe that everyday citizens are united when it comes to the most pressing issues facing the country, and less than two-fifths believe that Americans are likely to unite in the future. While there is not a lot of optimism about unity in the country, there is agreement on the high value of freedom of speech and expression. Read More

    Sep 26, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Nobel laureate Maria Ressa to deliver 2023 Vanderbilt Graduates Day address

    Maria A. Ressa, an internationally acclaimed journalist who has endured political threats and government arrests for her commitment to truth and democracy, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when she speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families during 2023 Commencement activities. Read More

    Mar 1, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    WATCH: A candid conversation on free expression at Vanderbilt

    Academic experts and university leaders came together with the VUcept peer mentor group for a candid conversation about freedom of expression on Aug. 22. The discussion centered on the importance of open discourse in providing the necessary conditions for transformative education and pathbreaking research. Read More

    Aug 24, 2022