David Deerson

About David Deerson

David is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) with a B.A. in philosophy and history and a minor in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). While in school, he served as president of the UNC Young Americans for Liberty, with whom he won YAL’s national free speech activism award. His undergraduate activism also earned him a spot in FIRE’s Prometheus Society. David joins FIRE after gaining experience working professionally in college outreach and activism coordination at Students For Liberty.


  • FIRE President Discusses His New Book and Future of Free Speech in Cato Podcast, August 19, 2014

  • FIRE’s Largest Ever Student Network Conference Begins Tonight!, July 25, 2014

  • Students: This Is Your Last Chance. Stand Up for Your Rights!, July 15, 2014

  • Student Spotlight: Beth Baumann, Championing Free Speech at Northern Arizona University, July 11, 2014

  • Only One Week Left to Apply for the FIRE Student Network Conference!, July 7, 2014

  • The Biggest FIRE Student Network Conference Yet Is Just Four Weeks Away!, June 30, 2014

  • Student Spotlight: Alex Anderson, Marketing Freedom at University of North Texas, June 27, 2014

  • ‘WorldNetDaily’ Highlights Punishment for Facebook Comments at Two Colleges, July 14, 2011