Wall Street Journal Columnist to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon on April 19

Wall Street Journal Columnist to Speak at Ashbrook Luncheon on April 19

Jason Riley, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, will speak at the Ashbrook Center’s Major Issues Lecture Series on April 19 at noon in Myers Convocation Center on the Ashland University campus.

Tickets for this luncheon/lecture event are $20 per person or a table of eight for $160. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Jennifer Nixon at (419) 207-6094 or order online at www.ashbrook.org.

Riley has worked for the Wall Street Journal 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 has appeared for more than a decade, and a frequent public speaker.

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. 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 Ashbrook Center, located on the campus of Ashland University, seeks to restore and strengthen the capacities of the American people for constitutional self-government. Through undergraduate, graduate and civic programs, the Ashbrook Center aspires to be the leading national educator in the enduring principles and practice of free government in the United States. ###