Robert Shibley

About Robert Shibley

Robert L. Shibley, FIRE’s Senior Vice President, is a native of Toledo, Ohio, and a graduate of Duke University and Duke University School of Law. Robert’s undergraduate experience serving as the managing editor of the Duke Review newspaper, which frequently decried (and faced) administrative censorship and bias, led him to a career defending the rights of college and university students and faculty members. Since starting at FIRE in 2003, Robert has aided students and faculty members at dozens of colleges and universities. He is also a member of the bar in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and Florida. As Senior Vice President, along with traveling to various campuses to speak about First Amendment issues, Robert has represented FIRE publicly on Stossel, Fox and Friends, and Lou Dobbs Tonight, in national and international radio and TV interviews, and in published editorials in the New York Post, Boston Globe, National Review, Providence Journal, Daily Oklahoman, and other newspapers. He also writes columns for The Daily Caller, Forbes.com, and Pajamas Media. Robert and his wife Araz live in Apex, North Carolina, with their two daughters, Grace and Cecily.


Commentary

  • Catch Greg on Fox Business’ ‘Cavuto’ Tonight at 8!, December 23, 2013

  • ACLU of Mass: We’re Still Waiting to Hear Why ‘Too White’ Afrobeat Band Was Canceled at Hampshire, December 9, 2013

  • Do School Admins Need to Have a Thicker Skin for Discussion of Social Issues?, December 3, 2013

  • The University of Kansas Controversy: Defending the Freedom to Tweet, September 23, 2013

  • OCR Descends into Self-Parody in Front of Incredulous College Lawyers, June 21, 2013

  • Reporting Your Neighbor’s Speech? Don’t Laugh, It’s Coming To A College Campus Near You, June 12, 2013

  • AAUP’s Committee on Women Expresses Deep Concern about Feds’ Speech Code ‘Blueprint’, June 7, 2013

  • What First Amendment?, May 23, 2013

  • Mona Charen on the Feds’ ‘Blueprint’ for College Censorship, May 17, 2013

  • FIRE in ‘Wall Street Journal’: ‘Feds to Students: You Can’t Say That’, May 17, 2013

  • Articles

  • Forbes.com, January 15, 2013, A Bit Of The Future Was Lost With The Tragic Death Of Aaron Swartz

  • The Daily Caller, December 26, 2012, 2012: a tough year for free speech on campus

  • Forbes, December 12, 2012, Harvard, Legendary Home Of Harvard Lampoon, Strangles Campus Satire

  • The Daily Caller, November 28, 2012, College to student group: No selling Christmas trees, only ‘holiday’ trees

  • One News Now, October 5, 2012, School’s Censorship Policy Doesn’t Fly

  • The Daily Caller, October 1, 2012, ‘Problem’: Offensive speech. ‘Solution’: Censorship and vandalism?

  • The Daily Caller, September 26, 2012, Why Eric Posner is wrong about free speech

  • One News Now, September 25, 2012, Civility Encouraged, No Longer Required

  • The Daily Caller, September 12, 2012, Can the government mandate that speech not offend?

  • The Daily Caller, September 7, 2012, U. of Texas drops inquiry into author of gay parenting report