Leaders from a diverse spectrum of disciplines have accepted our invitation to be founding members of FIRE’s new Advisory Council. Each member brings a unique and valuable perspective to the Advisory Council and will advise FIRE staff from their respective disciplines.
“I am extremely proud of the exceptional group we put together to form FIRE’s new Advisory Council,” said FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff. “The Council consists of luminaries in the fields of economics, psychology, linguistics, business, law, and, of course, freedom of speech. We look forward to benefiting from their wisdom and advice, and working with them in the years to come.”
2017 FIRE Advisory Council
Karith Foster, Comedian, Diversity Engagement Specialist
Kmele Foster, Host of “The Fifth Column“ Podcast, Producer
Ira Glasser, Author, former Executive Director, American Civil Liberties Union
Wendy Kaminer, Author, Lawyer, Social Critic
Peter Malkin, Chairman Emeritus, Empire State Realty Trust, Philanthropist
Jacob Mchangama, Director, Justitia (a Danish judicial think tank devoted to human rights, fundamental freedom rights, and the rule of law)
John McWhorter, Author, Columbia University Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Muriel Morisey, Temple University Beasley School of Law Associate Professor of Law Emerita, Radcliffe College Trustee
Mike Peters, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Editorial Cartoonist
Steven Pinker, Author, Johnstone Family Professor of Psychology at Harvard University
Nadine Strossen, Author, Former President, American Civil Liberties Union, John Marshall Harlan Professor of Law at New York Law School
Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University
FIRE is grateful for the advice and support of this distinguished council.