Greg Lukianoff, president of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), is the author of Unlearning Liberty: Campus Censorship and the End of American Debate (2012) and Freedom from Speech (2014). He has published articles in Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Stanford Technology Law Review, Chronicle of Higher Education, and numerous other publications. He is also a blogger for Huffington Post and authored a chapter in the anthology New Threats to Freedom (2010). Lukianoff is a frequent guest on local and national syndicated radio programs, has represented FIRE on national television, and has testified before the U.S. Senate about free speech issues on Americas campuses. After focusing on the First Amendment and constitutional law at Stanford Law School, Lukianoff practiced law and interned at the ACLU in Northern California. He is a co-author of FIREs Guide to Free Speech on Campus.
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At an institution with an illustrious history, the priority is discourse that makes you feel 'safe and respected.'
Being offended is what happens when you have your deepest beliefs challenged. And if you make it through four years of college without having your deepest beliefs challenged, you should demand your money back.
When we refuse to even have conversations on divisive issues, we help create a culture that fosters silence instead of exploration and innovation.
A Q&A about Lukianoffs book Unlearning Liberty.
FIRE surveyed 437 schools for this report and found that more than 55 percent maintain severely restrictive, red light speech codespolicies that clearly and substantially prohibit protected speech.
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