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    What Can We Learn From 2,500 Years of Debate Around Free Speech?

    Season 4, Episode 3

    Episode Guest

    Jacob Mchangama

    Jacob Mchangama is the CEO of the Future of Free Speech Project, research professor at Vanderbilt University, and senior fellow at the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE). Mchangama is also the author of Free Speech: A History from Socrates to Social Media and a featured speaker at Learn Serve Lead 2023: The AAMC Annual Meeting.

    This week on “Beyond the White Coat,” Mchangama joins host AAMC President and CEO David J. Skorton, MD, to discuss not only what we can learn from the history of free speech, but also what the future may hold for it in the United States. Discussions of free speech might be a hot topic right now, but this isn’t the first time it’s been in the news. For almost 2,500 years, free speech has been hotly debated among politicians, scholars, and regular average people across continents and cultures. What can we learn from millennia of debates? Tune in for a discussion of misinformation, hate speech, and more. Stream wherever you get your podcasts.

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