Greg Lukianoff to Present at Global Speaker Series on October 17

Greg Lukianoff, an attorney and the president and CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is the first Global Speaker of the series. He will engage students in a thoughtful discussion on free speech and censorship and microaggression on the college campus, educating students about their rights.
Lukianoff is a graduate of American University and of Stanford Law School, where he focused on First Amendment and constitutional law. Before joining FIRE, Lukianoff 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. He is also a proud member of the board of directors of Philadelphia’s Theatre Exile.
 
Lukianoff is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate and Freedom From Speech, as well as a co-author of The Atlantic’s September 2015 cover story, “The Coddling of the American Mind.” Additionally, he is a co-author of FIRE’s Guide to Free Speech on Campus. He has been published in numerous publications including, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostThe New York TimesThe Los Angeles TimesTIMEThe Boston GlobeForbes, and more.
 
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.
 
In his free time, he also runs the Genetic Music Project, an open source genetic art project combining music and science.
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