Reihan Salam is the fifth president of the Manhattan Institute. He arrived at MI in February of 2019, following an extensive career in journalism and policy analysis.
Before joining MI, Mr. Salam served as the executive editor of National Review and a National Review Institute Policy Fellow; in these roles, he worked to bring new policy ideas to the storied magazine’s pages. In 2017, he was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Earlier in his career, Mr. Salam was an editorial researcher for David Brooks at The New York Times and a producer at NBC News before becoming an associate editor at The Atlantic and then a 2010 Bernard L. Schwarz Fellow at the New America Foundation.
Mr. Salam has two books to his name. Grand New Party (Doubleday, 2008), co-authored with Ross Douthat, chronicled the growing gap between the Republican Party and its working-class voters and offered a vision for a more ambitious center-right politics. And in Melting Pot or Civil War? (Sentinel, 2018), Mr. Salam makes a case for a skills-based immigration policy aimed at fostering integration and upward mobility.
Mr. Salam is also a contributing editor at The Atlantic, National Affairs, and National Review, and his work has appeared in numerous other outlets including The Washington Post, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and The Times of London.