Heather Mac Donald, the Thomas W. Smith Fellow of Manhattan Institute who is a contributing editor of City Journal and a New York Times bestselling author, will present a free, public talk entitled “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture,” on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. in Bucknell Hall. Her appearance is part of the Bucknell Program for American Leadership and Citizenship‘s “Campus Politics and the Liberal Arts: 2019-20” speaker series, which is designed to provide a better understanding of the changing political climate at Bucknell and on campuses nationwide.
A recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald’s work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform and race relations. Her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. Mac Donald’s newest book is The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture (2018).
A nonpracticing lawyer, Mac Donald clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She was also an attorney-advisor in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and a volunteer with the Natural Resources Defense Council. She has frequently testified before U.S. House and Senate Committees. In 1998, Mac Donald was appointed to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s task force on the City University of New York.
She has received numerous awards for her writing.