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.


  • 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

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

  • Global Unrest Prompts Professors to Blame First Amendment, October 5, 2012

  • New FIRE Video: ‘Steven Pinker on Taboos, Political Correctness, & Dissent’, September 13, 2012

  • FIRE Co-Founder Alan Charles Kors Featured on ReasonTV, September 11, 2012

  • Support FIRE and Get a ‘Firefly’ Poster Today!, August 15, 2012

  • Help FIRE Send a Message to Higher Ed, August 13, 2012

  • Articles

  • 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