Chambers Lecture Series
The Chambers Lecture Series was established through the generosity of Norman C. Chambers MBA’82 and Monever Chambers. Norm’s vision for the Lecture Series was to bring students, alumni, and the greater Boston College community into direct contact with today’s leaders. From all walks of life, these speakers offer an inside look at how to remain ethical and driven in a modern society even in the face of adversity and obstacles. Prominent Chambers guests have included Jessica Long, US Paralympic swimmer; Tom Brokaw, American Television Journalist; and Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented immigrant. Visit our past speakers page to view the full list.
Journalist, Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 22, 2018
6:00 PM | Murray Room, Yawkey Center
Doors open at 5:30PM and seating is based on a first-come, first-served basis
Jason 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.
After joining the Journal in 1994, he was named a senior editorial page writer in 2000 and a member of the Editorial Board in 2005. He joined the Manhattan Institute in 2015. 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. His most recent book, False Black Power? is an assessment of race relations in the Obama era.
Born in Buffalo, New York, Mr. 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.