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Welcome Greg Lukianoff

This week we’re delighted to welcome Greg Lukianoff, President of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and author of the new book, Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of the American Debate to Ricochet. 

Mr. Lukianoff has been with FIRE since 2001, when he was hired to be the organization’s first director of legal and public advocacy. He is a member of the State Bar of California and the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States. He has published articles in The Washington PostThe New York TimesThe New York Daily NewsThe Los Angeles TimesThe Boston Globe, the New York PostThe Stanford Technology Law ReviewThe Chronicle of Higher EducationReasonCongressional QuarterlyThe Daily CallerThe Charleston Law Review, and numerous other publications.

He is a blogger for the Huffington Post and authored a chapter in Templeton Press’s anthology New Threats to Freedom, edited by 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, The O’Reilly Factor, MSNBC’s Dr. NancyThe Abrams ReportHannity and ColmesStosselScarborough Country, and Buchanan and Press, and has testified before the U.S. Senate 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.

Please welcome Greg Lukianoff to Ricochet.

  1. Barkha Herman

    Welcome!

    I am a huge fan of FIRE (and firefly – which was the case that got me first introduced to FIRE).

    I periodically visit and sign petitions, as well as donate money :-).  I can’t wait to hear from you, and yes, I need to go out an buy your book.

  2. Greg Lukianoff
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    Ah, yes, the Firefly case. That cinches it. I will write about that case later in the week! Thanks for supporting FIRE!

  3. Timothy Patton

    Hear, Hear!  Good to have FIRE adding its voice here.  Up Firefly, up Browncoats!

    “May have been the losing side, still not convinced it was the wrong one.”

  4. 10 cents

    Welcome!

    Some of your cases make me realize that campus are AFINO, Academically Free In Name Only.  This is so sad because they are so heavily subsidized.  Keep up your good work.