Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels: Syria, Purdue And Race

Nov 24, 2015

Purdue's president has Syrian heritage, so the current migrant crisis hits home for him.
Credit Purdue University

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has been pondering a number of racially-charged issues in the last month.

He’s of Syrian heritage and has watched as his state has tried to deny refugees fleeing civil war from coming to Indiana.

And his campus was the site of a protest similar to one at the University of Missouri decrying racial disparities at Purdue.

Those are just two topics we cover on November’s Monthly Conversation With Mitch Daniels.

Also on the program: Will the new chancellor of IUPUI help forward President Daniels’ goal of changing the way that school is run?

And some thoughts about Medal of Freedom winner William Ruckelshaus, who helped give the former governor his start in politics.