Jacob Mchangama

  • Vanderbilt University

    Vanderbilt to hold campus-wide Free Speech Week Oct. 10–17

    Vanderbilt will hold a series of high-profile events Oct. 10–17 in observance of the university’s first-ever campus-wide Free Speech Week, part of Chancellor Daniel Diermeier’s recently launched Dialogue Vanderbilt initiative. The event will bring high-profile guests to campus to discuss the current state of free expression and civil discourse. Read More

    Sep 25, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Dialogue Vanderbilt will advance civil discourse, bolster commitment to free expression

    In a reaffirmation of its commitment to free expression, Vanderbilt University today launched Dialogue Vanderbilt. The initiative aims to provide a range of programs to students, faculty and the broader community to promote civil discourse and better understand and address political polarization. Read More

    Aug 23, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    Global think tank Justitia opens first U.S. office at Vanderbilt, expands The Future of Free Speech project

    Justitia, an independent and nonpartisan think tank based in Copenhagen, Denmark, has opened its first U.S. location at Vanderbilt University. The expansion of the "The Future of Free Speech" project, led by Justitia CEO Jacob Mchangama, aims to advance the global culture of free speech. Read More

    Apr 17, 2023

  • Vanderbilt University

    WATCH: Expulsion Explained: Precedence and Aftermath of the Tennessee Three

    The Tennessee Legislature has recently garnered national attention with the attempted expulsion of three state representatives—and the eventual expulsion of Rep. Justin Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson. The Vanderbilt Project on Unity & American Democracy will host a virtual event on Thursday, April 13, at noon to discuss the broader historical, political and spiritual context and to explore legislative effectiveness at the state level and the potential long-term impacts of last week’s events. Read More

    Apr 12, 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