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.


  • OCR’s April 4 Letter and Opposition in the National Media, December 26, 2011

  • We Can’t Afford Campus Censorship, December 9, 2011

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

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

  • New Media, Old Principles: Digital Communication and Free Speech on Campus, July 26, 2011

  • Response to ‘Huffington Post’ Commenter’s Position on Campus Censorship and ‘Mixed Feelings’ about FIRE, May 25, 2011

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

  • FIRE’s 2010 Video Campaigns: Event Speeches, December 30, 2010

  • FIRE’s 2010 Video Campaign: Interviews with Free Speech Allies, December 28, 2010

  • FIRE’s 2010 Video Campaign: Highlighting Censorship of Hot Button Issues, Part 2, December 24, 2010

  • Articles

  • 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