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ICYMI: Greg Makes the Rounds to Talk About ‘Disinvitation Season’

By May 23, 2014

This “disinvitation season,” controversial politicians’ calendars might be clearing up, but FIRE President Greg Lukianoff’s has been full. In case you missed it, here is just some of what Greg’s been up to in the past week:

Last Friday, Greg made an appearance on NBC’s Today Show. On Saturday, Greg spoke about disinvitation season, speech codes, and more on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, deftly answering questions from callers on a variety of topics relating to free speech on campus.

In a short but notable segment on Monday’s CBS This Morning, Greg explained the critical distinction between students sharing their own opinions when they disagree with a campus speaker and students taking the further step of asking for that speaker to be disinvited.

And on Wednesday, Greg participated in KQED Radio’s Forum, in which host Michael Krasny led a debate between Greg and others on the line between free expression and creating a heckler’s veto.

With these appearances following significant coverage of commencement speaker disinvitations by major media outlets, 2014 seems to be the most notable disinvitation season yet!

Cases: Nationwide: Colleges Across the Country Disinvite Commencement Speakers