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.
- “What I should have said at FreedomFest,” The Daily Caller, July 16, 2012
- “Does Harvard Want Bold Thinkers or Good Little Boys and Girls?,” The Huffington Post, September 7, 2011
- “Judging a Book By Its Cover — Literally,”The Huffington Post, May 2, 2008
Based on Greg’s book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate, this speech reveals how the intolerance for dissent and debate on America’s college campuses threatens the freedom of every citizen—and makes us all just a little bit dumber.