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, […]

Global Digital Foundation: Jacob Mchangama and the History of Hate-Speech Laws

Paul MacDonnell talks with Jacob Mchangama about the post-WWII history of attempts to constrain hateful speech and what it means for current policy. Jacob is a lawyer, human-rights advocate, social commentator, and director and founder of Justitia, a Copenhagen-based think-tank dedicated to protecting free expression.

Clear and Present Danger – Free Speech and Racial Justice: Friends or Foes?

 In May 2020, protests erupted all over the U.S. after a video emerged of a white police officer killing a black man named George Floyd. Millions took to the streets in support of racial justice under the rallying cry “Black Lives Matter.” Most protests were peaceful, but several cities experienced large-scale violence. Free speech […]