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 and Jonathan Haidt share a First Amendment Award as co-authors of The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. This New York Times best-seller expands on their September 2015 Atlantic cover story of the same name and explores the new culture of safetyism on campus and the dangers it poses to free speech, mental health, education, and democracy.
Greg is also 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. He 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.
Greg is an Executive Producer of Can We Take a Joke?, a documentary that explores the collision between comedy, censorship, and outrage culture, both on and off campus. 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. He has testified before both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives about free speech issues on America’s college campuses.