About The Speaker
Thomas Sowell is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover
Institution specializing in social and economic policy and the history of
ideas. He earned the bachelor's degree in economics magna cum laude from
Harvard, the master's from
He has written 18 books including: Inside American Education: The Decline, The Deception, The Dogmas (1993); Preferential Policies: An International Perspective (1990); Choosing a College: A Guide for Parents and Students (1989); A Conflict of Visions (1987); Marxism: Philosophy and Economics (1985); Civil Rights: Rhetoric or Reality (1984); The Economics and Politics of Race: An International Perspective (1982); Ethnic America: A History (1981); Markets and Minorities (1981); Knowledge and Decisions (1980); Race and Economics (1975); Black Education: Myths and Tragedies (1972); and Affirmative Action Reconsidered: Was it Necessary in Academia? (1975).
Dr. Sowell's published research appears in The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics, The Journal of Political Economy, History of Political Economy, Economica, Oxford Economic Papers, Ethics, and American Economic Review. His essays have appeared widely in periodicals such as Forbes, The American Spectator, The American Enterprise, Commentary, The Public Interest, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Ethnic Studies, Newsweek, The Wilson Quarterly, Journal of Legal Education, Regulation, American Educator, New York Times Magazine, Black Enterprise, Fortune, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Review of Black Political Economy, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, and Bell Telephone Magazine.
Dr. Sowell writes a nationally
syndicated column for Creators Syndicate appearing in major newspapers