WATCH: A candid conversation on free expression at Vanderbilt

Vanderbilt University

Excerpt: Academic experts and university leaders came together with the VUcept peer mentor group for a candid conversation about freedom of expression at Vanderbilt University on Aug. 22. The discussion, held on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, centered on the importance of open discourse in providing the necessary conditions for transformative education and pathbreaking research.

The conversation featured Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Tiffiny Tung and free speech expert Jacob Mchangama. Jad Abumrad, founder of Radiolab and Distinguished Research Professor of Cinema and Media Arts and Communication of Science and Technology, moderated the hourlong discussion.