Heather Mac Donald

Heather Mac Donald

Bradley Prize recipient Heather Mac Donald is a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research in New York City and Contributing Editor to its City Journal.  Mac Donald has written extensively, and incisively, on homeland security, immigration, homelessness, and education.

Mac Donald served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  In 1998, she was appointed to Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s task force on the City University of New York.

Her first book, The Burden of Bad Ideas — a collection of essays from the pages of City Journal
— details the effects of the 1960s’ counterculture’s destructive march through America’s institutions.  Her second book, Are Cops Racist? — another City Journal anthology — investigates the workings of the police, the controversy over so-called racial profiling, and the anti-profiling lobby’s harmful effects on black Americans.

Her most-recent book, with Victor Davis Hanson and Steven Malanga, is The Immigration Solution:  A Better Plan Than Today’s.