FIRE announces new Advisory Council

August 30, 2017

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.