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GSI Briefing: A Conversation with Author and Commentator Jason Riley

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GSI Briefing: A Conversation with Author and Commentator Jason Riley

June 17, 2021

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On June 17th, GSI hosted our latest GSI Briefing virtual forum featuring a conversation with Jason Riley, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, and a commentator for Fox News. His much-anticipated book, Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, was released on May 25th.

The discussion was moderated by GSI Board Member Larry Mone, the former president of the Manhattan Institute.

Please click below to watch the full event.

MEET JASON L. RILEY

Jason L. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for and member of the Editorial Board of the Wall Street Journal, and a commentator for Fox News. His next much-anticipated book, Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell, will be available on May 25th. He is a recipient of the 2018 Bradley Prize.

After joining the Journal in 1994, he was named a senior editorial writer in 2000 and a member of the editorial board in 2005.

Mr. Riley writes opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration, and race. He also speaks frequently on ABC, NBC, CNN, PBS, and NPR.

Riley is the author of several other books, including Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed (2014), which discusses the track record of government efforts to help the black underclass; and False Black Power? (2017), an assessment of why black political success has not translated into more economic success.

Mr. Riley has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News and holds a B.A. in English from SUNY-Buffalo.