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 Magazine, 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.


Commentary

  • 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

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

  • New Intern Video: Watch and Donate!, April 3, 2013

  • FAU College Student Who Didn’t Want To Stomp On ‘Jesus’ Runs Afoul of Speech Code, March 26, 2013

  • Breaking: Federal Jury Finds College President Personally Liable in ‘Facebook Collage’ Case, February 1, 2013

  • N.Y.’s ivory towers vs. free speech, November 11, 2012

  • Articles

  • 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

  • Time, May 14, 2014, Caving on Commencement Speakers Is Censorship, Not Scholarship

  • The Huffington Post, April 24, 2014, Hawaiian Students Challenge ‘Censorship Swamp’ in First Amendment Lawsuit

  • The Huffington Post, April 21, 2014, Free Speech, Twitter, and the “Collective Unconsciousness of the Species”

  • The Huffington Post, April 17, 2014, ‘Game of Thrones’ Quote Deemed Too Threatening for NJ Community College

  • The Huffington Post, April 14, 2014, Three Points You Must Not Overlook in Discussing the Brandeis/Hirsi Ali Controversy

  • CNET, April 7, 2014, Twitter, Hate Speech, and the Costs of Keeping Quiet

  • The Huffington Post, April 7, 2014, Virginia Legislature to Campuses: Down With Free Speech (Zones)!

  • March 21, 2014, From UCSB to Dartmouth: Free speech gets torn up and run over, literally

  • Reason, March 11, 2014, Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate

  • March 10, 2014, Disinvitation Season, Free Speech, and Unlearning Liberty

  • December 17, 2013, Epic Coalition Joins Fight for the Right to Dissent on Campus in ‘Facebook Collage’ Case

  • November 26, 2013, ‘Kindly Inquisitors’ and How We All Lose the ‘Offendedness Sweepstakes’

  • October 30, 2013, No Greek Letters Allowed on One Public Campus

  • October 22, 2013, Unlearning privacy: the NSA and the modern American college campus have more in common than you might think

  • October 10, 2013, See you in court: The college that prevented a student from handing out Constitutions is sued in federal court

  • The Huffington Post, September 19, 2013, On Constitution Day, California College Student Ordered to Stop Handing out Constitutions

  • The Huffington Post, September 12, 2013, 11 Student and Faculty Victories Over Campus ‘Free Speech Zones’

  • Forbes, September 10, 2013, LSU’s ‘Free Speech’ Zones Raise A Disturbing Question: Are We Losing The War?

  • The Huffington Post, August 15, 2013, Speech Codes: Alive and Well, 10 Years Later

  • The Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2013, Greg Lukianoff: Feds to Students: You Can’t Say That

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

  • The Daily Caller, April 12, 2013, The New Victorians strike campus yet again

  • CNET, April 7, 2013, Twitter, hate speech, and the costs of keeping quiet

  • Forbes.com, March 26, 2013, FAU College Student Who Didn’t Want To Stomp On ‘Jesus’ Runs Afoul of Speech Code

  • The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2013, Campus Clampdowns on Free Speech Flunk Their Legal Tests

  • The Wall Street Journal, February 16, 2013, Campus Clampdowns on Free Speech Flunk Their Legal Tests

  • National Association of Scholars, February 7, 2013, Teach the Habit of Debate

  • The Huffington Post, February 1, 2013, Breaking: Federal Jury Finds College President Personally Liable in ‘Facebook Collage’ Case

  • Ricochet, January 30, 2013, Six Years After Expulsion for a Peaceful Protest, Decision May Come Any Minute in Infamous “Facebook Collage” Case

  • Forbes.com, January 30, 2013, A Canadian College Student Vandalizes Free Speech Wall, Then Claims Moral High Ground

  • The Huffington Post, December 31, 2012, Censorship on Campus in 2012: From Benghazi to Free Speech Zones at the University of Missouri

  • The Daily Caller, November 14, 2012, Campus censorship, chilled speech and ‘Unlearning Liberty’

  • The Huffington Post, November 12, 2012, Censored: Top 10 Pics Too Hot for Campus

  • NY Daily News, November 11, 2012, N.Y.’s ivory towers vs. free speech

  • Breitbart, October 25, 2012, Presidential Debates Would Have Violated ‘Speech Codes’ of Host Universities

  • The New York Times, October 24, 2012, Feigning Free Speech on Campus

  • The Huffington Post, October 17, 2012, Censorship on Campus Is Everyone’s Problem (VIDEO)

  • The Daily Caller, October 15, 2012, How campus censorship makes us all a little bit dumber

  • The Huffington Post, October 8, 2012, Free Speech: Just a Recent Fad?

  • The Huffington Post, September 26, 2012, We Are All Blasphemers: A Response to Eric Posner

  • The Daily Caller, September 20, 2012, Unlearning liberty: Auburn’s censorship of Ron Paul poster is part of larger problem

  • RealClearReligion, September 14, 2012, Not at Liberty to Discuss

  • The Huffington Post, August 23, 2012, District Court: Campuses Can’t Quarantine Free Speech

  • The Daily Caller, July 16, 2012, What I should have said at FreedomFest

  • The Huffington Post, March 27, 2012, The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech In 2012

  • The Washington Post, January 5, 2012, Clear campus rules needed on ‘harassment’

  • The Huffington Post, December 29, 2011, Neil Gaiman talks ‘Firefly,’ free speech on campus, and one of the craziest cases of the year

  • The Daily Caller, December 28, 2011, Neil Gaiman and fans of sci-fi classic ‘Firefly’ save free speech on campus!

  • The Daily Caller, October 7, 2011, Browncoats – 1, Alliance – 0: College changes tune on censorship of ‘Firefly’ poster

  • The Huffington Post, October 7, 2011, College Changes Course on Censorship of ‘Firefly’ Poster

  • The Huffington Post, September 29, 2011, Censoring Joss Whedon’s Firefly and the Chancellor Who Cried Wolf

  • The Daily Caller, September 26, 2011, Insult to injury: Quote from sci-fi classic ‘Firefly’ censored on campus

  • The Daily Caller, September 10, 2011, 9/11 and campus censorship ten years later

  • The Huffington Post, September 7, 2011, Does Harvard Want Bold Thinkers or Good Little Boys and Girls?

  • The Huffington Post, June 15, 2011, The Department of Education, Yale, And the New Threat to Free Speech on Campus

  • The Daily Caller, May 24, 2011, Yale, the Department of Education, and the looming free speech crisis

  • The Huffington Post, May 23, 2011, The Seven Best Colleges For Free Speech

  • The Huffington Post, January 27, 2011, The 12 Worst Colleges For Free Speech

  • The Huffington Post, January 13, 2011, Free Speech, Dangerous Speech, and Scootergate (Video)

  • Congressional Quarterly Researcher, December 10, 2010, Should colleges be required to prohibit bullying and harassment?

  • The Huffington Post, November 30, 2010, Wendy Kaminer, “Hate Speech,” and Campus Censorship

  • The Huffington Post, September 23, 2010, A Crucial Courtroom Victory for College Students’ Rights

  • The Huffington post, August 31, 2010, Outing Campus Censors in ‘U.S. News & World Report’

  • The Huffington Post, August 4, 2010, Jonathan Rauch On Why Free Speech Is Even More Important Than You Thought

  • The Huffington Post, July 29, 2010, Is Campus Censorship the New Normal?” in Free Inquiry Magazine

  • The Huffington Post, May 17, 2010, ‘I Believe in Free Speech and All, but I Draw the Line at Comedy Musicals!’

  • The Huffington Post, May 14, 2010, Sex, Fruit Bats, and Politically Correct Zoology at an Irish College

  • The Huffington Post, April 13, 2010, Muzzle Tov, Southwestern College & Your ‘Free Speech Patio’!

  • The Huffington Post, March 4, 2010, Is College Censorship Destroying Our Society’s “Sophistication Machine”?

  • Reason Magazine, February 1, 2010, P.C. Never Died

  • The Huffington Post, January 11, 2010, My Article ‘PC Never Died’ in Reason Magazine

  • The Huffington Post, December 9, 2009, The good and the bad news about campus speech codes

  • The Huffington Post, November 9, 2009, Duke beats Yale: Censored images of Muhammad finally printed in new book

  • The Huffington Post, November 4, 2009, Professors suspended at Californian college for peacefully protesting outside of “Free Speech Patio

  • The Huffington Post, August 28, 2009, Michigan State University: Serious student complaints = spam

  • The Huffington Post, August 26, 2009, Free-Speech Organization Launches Ad Campaign Warning Colleges That Violate Students’ Rights

  • The Huffington Post, August 20, 2009, Why the ‘Harvard Law Review’ comment defending campus speech codes matters

  • The Huffington Post, July 24, 2009, Washington Post: Stanford Ed School Hounds Blogger

  • June 29, 2009, ‘A Crackdown on Free Speech at … Bucknell University?’

  • The Huffington Post, June 24, 2009, UC Santa Barbara ends investigation of professor for anti-Israel e-mail

  • The Huffington Post, June 10, 2009, FIRE protests UC Santa Barbara’s investigation of Professor Robinson

  • The Huffington Post, May 20, 2009, Engaging the Oklahoma legislature on its decision to investigate Richard Dawkins’ free speech

  • The Huffington Post, May 1, 2009, UC Santa Barbara investigates professor for anti-Israel e-mail

  • The Huffington Post, April 21, 2009, The campus culture wars in two videos

  • The Huffington Post, April 8, 2009, Porno teaches Maryland a valuable lesson

  • The Huffington Post, April 2, 2009, Hell week for campus free speech

  • The Huffington Post, March 20, 2009, Oklahoma legislature investigates Richard Dawkins’ free speech

  • The Huffington Post, March 14, 2009, Is Oklahoma investigating Richard Dawkins free speech?

  • The Huffington Post, February 12, 2009, Will the real Brandeis please stand up?

  • The Huffington Post, February 5, 2009, MSU student cleared of charges, but overzealous spam ban remains

  • The Huffington Post, December 19, 2008, Thirteen civil liberties organizations unite to fight Michigan State U on ‘spam’ conviction

  • The Huffington Post, December 8, 2008, It’s raining spam at Michigan State U

  • Inside Higher Ed, August 18, 2008, The Court Got It Right

  • The Huffington Post, June 11, 2008, California Über Alles?

  • May 28, 2008, Campus Speech Codes: Absurd, Tenacious, and Everywhere

  • The Huffington Post, April 16, 2008, Dust-Up Round 3! Ben Stein’s ‘Expelled’

  • The Huffington Post, April 15, 2008, ‘LA Times” Dust-Up Round Two! Me vs. Michael Shermer on the freedom from being offended

  • The Huffington Post, April 14, 2008, Dust-Up! Me vs. Michael Shermer in ‘LA Times’

  • Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2008, Marxist professors or sensitive students?

  • The Huffington Post, April 7, 2008, ‘What Can The Virginia Tech Tragedy Do For Me?’

  • The Huffington Post, March 31, 2008, Breaking news: Offensive and untrue material discovered on Internet!

  • The Huffington Post, October 1, 2007, CSU and ‘Conventions of Decency’

  • The Huffington Post, August 23, 2007, College repeals “Hug at your own risk” rule

  • The Huffington Post, August 2, 2007, Is Mayor Bloomberg OK with being duped by Tufts University?

  • June 27, 2007, ‘New York Times’ disappoints

  • Chronicle of Higher Education, May 7, 2007, Returning fire from FIRE

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 30, 2007, Social justice and political orthodoxy

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 1, 2007, A Fiery Champion of Campus Free Speech

  • The Boston Phoenix, February 21, 2007, Facing off over Facebook

  • The Detroit News, February 7, 2007, MSU pursues Orwellian thought reform

  • Daily Journal, June 21, 2006, Colleges assume unchecked power in sexual consent policies

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 9, 2005, The Chill Is Nothing New

  • The Boston Globe, September 3, 2005, Wronging student rights

  • Inside Higher Ed, June 6, 2005, The ‘No Viewpoint’ Viewpoint

  • Daily Journal, March 10, 2005, ‘Lyle’ Portends Life Without Freedom, ‘Friends,’ ‘Seinfeld’

  • Columbia Spectator, February 18, 2005, Defining Free Speech

  • Daily Journal, February 15, 2005, Protecting Free Speech Means Rising Above Professor’s Words

  • Daily Journal, December 29, 2004, Colleges Must Educate Students About Value of Free Speech

  • Campus Circle, December 27, 2004, Dark Times for Students at Occidental College

  • Daily Journal (Los Angeles and San Francisco), November 24, 2004, No Jokes, Please: Demonize First, Ask Questions Later

  • The Northerner, October 6, 2004, Dark times for student rights

  • Colorado Daily, February 19, 2004, The intimidating atmosphere for free speech on campus

  • The Detroit News, November 18, 2003, Universities become censorship zones

  • The Hoya, November 11, 2003, The High Price of Campus Free Speech

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 1, 2003, Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges…

  • The Washington Times, August 4, 2002, On Student Rights