Jason L. Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Wall Street Journal columnist, and a frequent contributor to Fox News, will give a talk titled “Race Relations and Law Enforcement,” on Monday April 27 at 4 p.m. in the Levis Browsing Room, Dinand Library at the College of the Holy Cross. The event is free and open to the public.
Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, where he worked for more than 20 years writing opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, among other subjects. He’s also a commentator for Fox News, where he’s appeared for more than a decade, and a frequent public speaker.
After joining the Wall Street Journal in 1994, he was named a senior editorial page writer in 2000 and a member of the editorial board in 2005. In 2008 he published “Let Them In,” which argues for a more free-market oriented U.S. immigration policy. His second book, “Please Stop Helping Us,” which is about the track record of government efforts to help the black underclass, was published in 2014. He joined the Manhattan Institute in 2015.
Born in Buffalo, N.Y., Riley earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He has also worked for USA Today and the Buffalo News. He lives in suburban New York City with his wife and three children.
The talk is sponsored by the political science department, the Charles Carroll Program and the Diversity Leadership Team.
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