Higher Education, Ideology, and Free Speech

Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Carpenter Chapel

On Wednesday, June 12, Vanderbilt Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will join Clay in Carpenter Chapel at 6:30 PM to discuss “Higher Education, Ideology, & Free Speech.”

A visionary leader and lifelong academic, Diermeier is dedicated to advancing Vanderbilt’s mission and values at every level across the university’s ten schools and colleges. Born in Berlin, Germany, he is a first-generation college graduate who most recently served as the Provost at the University of Chicago.

Diermeier became Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor in 2020 after an extensive search. In the years since, Chancellor Diermeier has led an ambitious program of expansion and improvement in the spirit of Vanderbilt’s motto, “Crescere aude,” or “dare to grow.” Under his leadership, the university has risen in stature, topped the $1 billion mark in research expenditures, successfully launched a $300 million fundraising campaign for Vanderbilt athletics, and reaffirmed its long-standing commitment to free expression and civil discourse.