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 in The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesTIMEThe Boston GlobeForbes, the New York PostU.S. News & World ReportThe Stanford Technology Law ReviewThe Chronicle of Higher EducationReasonCNETThe Daily CallerCongressional QuarterlyThe Charleston Law Review, and numerous other publications. He is a blogger for The Huffington Post and He also authored a chapter in Templeton Press’s anthology New Threats to Freedom, edited by Adam Bellow, as well as a chapter in The State of the American Mind, edited by Mark Bauerlein and 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 Show, CNN’sNew Day, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, Fox’s Special Report and The O’Reilly Factor, Fox Business’s Stossel and The Independents, and MSNBC’s Dr. Nancy, and has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives 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.


  • Next Up: The Big Screen and Debate Stage, September 11, 2015

  • A ‘Global First Amendment’, April 14, 2015

  • 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

  • Articles

  • The Huffington Post, August 21, 2015, A Dozen Things ‘The New Yorker’ Gets Wrong about Free Speech (And Why It Matters)

  • Ricochet, August 11, 2015, How Campus Censorship Culture Could Be Causing Students Psychological Harm

  • The Huffington Post, August 10, 2015, 3 Quick Notes About ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

  • The Atlantic, August 10, 2015, The Backstory to ‘The Coddling of the American Mind’

  • The Atlantic, August 10, 2015, The Coddling of the American Mind

  • The Huffington Post, July 23, 2015, A Big Victory in Georgia Points the Way to Ending Abuses of Freedom of Speech on Campus

  • The Huffington Post, June 2, 2015, My Testimony in Front of Congress About Free Speech on Campus (LIVE STREAM)

  • The Huffington Post, April 8, 2015, Curing Social Media of Its Outrage Addiction May Start on Campus

  • The Huffington Post, March 27, 2015, Talking on Eggshells in College

  • Ricochet, March 23, 2015, Must Read: University Ex-Admin Alleges She Was Pressured to File False Harassment Claim Against Faculty Critic