Greg Lukianoff

About Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff is an attorney, New York Times best-selling author, and the President and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). He is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, Freedom From Speech, and FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. Most recently, he co-authored The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure with Jonathan Haidt. This New York Times best-seller expands on their September 2015 Atlantic cover story of the same name. Greg is also an Executive Producer of Can We Take a Joke?, a feature-length documentary that explores the collision between comedy, censorship, and outrage culture, both on and off campus.
Greg has been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, and numerous other publications. He frequently appears on TV shows and radio programs, including the CBS Evening News, The Today Show, and NPR’s Morning Edition. In 2008, he became the first-ever recipient of the Playboy Foundation’s Freedom of Expression Award, and he has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives about free speech issues on America’s college campuses.


  • 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

  • Four Key Points About Free Speech and the Feds’ ‘Blueprint’, July 15, 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

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

  • Articles

  • 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

  • The Huffington Post, March 2, 2015, Free Speech on Campus: The 10 Worst Offenders of 2014