Greg Lukianoff

About Greg Lukianoff

Greg is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and Freedom From Speech and has published articles inThe Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, TIME , The Boston Globe, Forbes, the New York Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Stanford Technology Law Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Reason, CNET, Congressional Quarterly, The Charleston Law Review, and numerous other publications. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post and authored a chapter in Templeton Press’s anthology New Threats to Freedom, edited by Adam Bellow. Greg is a frequent guest on local and national syndicated radio programs, has represented FIRE on national television shows, including CBS Evening News and CBS This Morning, NBC's Today, CNN's New Day, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, Fox's Special Report and The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Business' Stossel and The Independents, and MSNBC’s Dr. Nancy, and has testified before the U.S. Senate about free speech issues on America’s campuses. In 2008 he became the first ever recipient of the Playboy Foundation Freedom of Expression Award and in 2010 he received Ford Hall Forum’s Louis P. and Evelyn Smith First Amendment Award on behalf of FIRE.

Greg is a graduate of American University and of Stanford Law School, where he focused on First Amendment and constitutional law. Before joining FIRE, Greg practiced law in Northern California, interned at the ACLU of Northern California and the Organization for Aid to Refugees in Prague, Czech Republic, and was the development manager of the EnvironMentors Project in Washington, D.C. Greg, along with Harvey A. Silverglate and David French, is a co-author of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Greg is also a proud member of the board of directors of Philadelphia’s Theatre Exile.


  • Washington, D.C.: Come Watch Me Debate Political Correctness and Free Speech on Campus!, February 19, 2015

  • More on Lawrence Summers’s Academic Freedom and BDS Speech, February 6, 2015

  • Five Reasons You Should Support FIRE in 2014, December 29, 2014

  • My Cyber Acknowledgment Section for ‘Freedom From Speech’, September 11, 2014

  • When Campus Intolerance Means Free Speech Gets Torn Up and Run Over, Literally, March 21, 2014

  • Last Chance to Donate in 2013!, December 31, 2013

  • The 10 Worst Colleges for Free Speech: 2013, December 27, 2013

  • FIRE’s Approach to Winning, December 20, 2013

  • Four Key Points About Free Speech and the Feds’ ‘Blueprint’, July 15, 2013

  • Harvard and How Silence Isn’t Golden, April 12, 2013

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, March 2, 2015, Free Speech on Campus: The 10 Worst Offenders of 2014

  • Huffington Post, The, January 28, 2015, The Upside of Your Dark Side, Free Speech, and ‘Problems of Comfort’

  • The Huffington Post, January 13, 2015, Free Speech, Charlie Hebdo, and the Ultimate Campus Trigger Warning (VIDEO)

  • The Huffington Post, November 4, 2014, 5 Important Points About the Bill Maher-UC Berkeley Controversy

  • The Huffington Post, October 28, 2014, Professor Suspended for Game of Throne T-Shirt Fights Back and Wins

  • The Huffington Post, September 9, 2014, Freedom of Speech or Freedom From Speech: 50 Years After the Berkeley Free Speech Movement

  • The Wall Street Journal, September 8, 2014, Free Speech at Berkeley—So Long as It’s ‘Civil’

  • The Huffington Post, July 1, 2014, 4 Free Speech Lawsuits in One Morning: Stepping Up the Fight Against Campus Speech Codes

  • The Huffington Post, May 30, 2014, The Push Against Campus Speakers is Getting More Intense

  • U.S. News & World Report, May 30, 2014, Don’t Create New Avenues to Punish Provocative Professors