Stanford Publius Symposium with Jacob Mchangama: Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media

On April 23, 2024, Jacob Mchangama gave the Publius Lecture at Stanford University Law School. Hailed as the “first freedom,” free speech is the bedrock of democracy. But it is a challenging principle, subject to erosion in times of upheaval. Today, in democracies and authoritarian states around the world, it is on the retreat. In […]

Inside Sources: Jacob Mchangama: Changing U.S. Free Speech Regulation is Not What it is Chalked Up to Be

Is free speech truly hindering us, or is it one of our most vital democratic safeguards? There is growing pessimism towards the First Amendment and a call to mimic European-style speech regulations. But Jacob Mchangama from The Future of Free Speech warns that this could open the door to disturbing censorship. This debate strikes at […]

NPR 1A: Parsing The Pro-Palestinian Protests on Campuses Across the Country

Pro-Palestinian protests and encampments have sprung up on college campuses across the country. Hundreds of students and professors have been arrested. Calls for universities to end their ties to Israel and for the U.S. to negotiate a ceasefire are growing. We check in on the protests across the country and what they tell us about how equipped colleges […]

Vanderbilt Law Dean’s Lecture Series: Jacob Mchangama Discusses Free Speech and Equality

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Community, in partnership with the Stanton Foundation First Amendment Clinic, hosted the last Dean’s Lecture Series on Race and Discrimination for the year in mid-April. The Lecture, “Free Speech and Equality: Friends or Foes?”, was delivered by Jacob Mchangama, research professor of political science in the College of Arts and Science, CEO of Justitia, […]