In his keynotes, Reihan Salam talks about a wide variety of issues affecting society. These include politics, gender roles and economic development. He does so with articulation and candor, demonstrating a deep knowledge of the issues and a thoughtful mind.
Salam was born in Brooklyn and attended Cornell before transfering to Harvard, where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in social work. Professionally, he began his career as a reporter and researcher at The New Republic before taking on a job editing and researching at The New York Times. Salem later become an editor at The Atlantic and a producer for The Chris Matthews Show on NBC. He has also regularly contributed to the Daily Beast and Forbes.com.
In terms of politics, Salam is well known as an unconventional conservative, often at odds with the orthodoxy of the Republican Party of the United States. In his keynotes, Reihan Salam expresses his original and often illuminating views, supporting it with evidence and insight.