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GSI Briefing: A Conversation with Jason Riley (June 17th)

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GSI Briefing: A Conversation with Jason Riley (June 17th)

June 2, 2021

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VIA ZOOM: THURSDAY, JUNE 17TH – 3:00-4:00 PM


Click to read more about Mr. Riley’s biography of Thomas Sowell

Click to read more about Mr. Riley’s biography of Thomas Sowell

The latest virtual GSI Briefing features an interactive conversation with commentator and author Jason Riley.

Jason Riley is 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 event will be moderated by GSI Board Member Larry Mone, the former president of the Manhattan Institute.

Mr. Riley is a “maverick’ in his own right for his stance on politics, economics, education, immigration and race.

Plan to join us for what is sure to be a lively conversation.

Registration is required. Click here to RSVP.

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, was released on on May 25th. He is a recipient of the 2018 Bradley Prize.


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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.