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.


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

  • Now Available for Pre-Order: ‘Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate’ by FIRE President Greg Lukianoff, June 25, 2012

  • Eleventh Circuit to University Administrators: Respect Student Rights, February 9, 2012

  • Neil Gaiman talks ‘Firefly,’ free speech on campus, and one of the craziest cases of the year, December 29, 2011

  • 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

  • Articles

  • 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

  • December 17, 2013, Epic Coalition Joins Fight for the Right to Dissent on Campus in ‘Facebook Collage’ Case

  • November 26, 2013, ‘Kindly Inquisitors’ and How We All Lose the ‘Offendedness Sweepstakes’

  • 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