Thursday, January 26, 2012
An Evening with Vanderbilt Sociology Professor Richard Pitt
On January 23rd, YAL@VU held the first dinner discussion of the semester, "Living in Liberty: Possible in a 21st Century America?"
The speaker of the event was Dr. Richard Pitt, Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University, who discussed how his characteristics and beliefs, many of which may seem conflicting when viewing politics simply as "blue" versus "red," led him to classical liberalism and libertarianism. Pitt also focused on how his views affect him as a professor of sociology and his teaching method of wrestling with different sides of a topic rather than presenting it as black and white.
Pitt was an engaging speaker and left the audience enthusiastic and charged with questions in the aftermath of his lively presentation.