US journalist and commentator; editor in chief, Reason.com and Reason TV, the online and video platforms of Reason magazine
Nick Gillespie is editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason.tv – and almost certainly the only journalist who has interviewed rock stars such as Ozzy Osbourne, Johnny Rotten, and Slash along with Nobel prize-winning economists such as Milton Friedman, Gary Becker, and Vernon Smith. He is a two-time finalist for National Magazine Awards and the author, with Matt Welch, of The Declaration of Independents: How Libertarian Politics Can Fix What’s Wrong with America.
Prior to joining Reason in 1993, he was a staffer for publications such as Teen Machine (where his duties included ghost-writing an advice column for Alyssa Milano), Smash Hits, and Metallix: It’ll Rock You to Shreds! He also worked at a series of daily newspapers and trade magazines before going to graduate school for literary and cultural studies. Gillespie was a regular contributor to the pioneering satire site Suck.com, where he wrote under the nom de plume Mr. Mxyzptlk.
Educated at Rutgers (B.A.) and Temple (M.A. in English and creative writing), Gillespie also holds a PhD in American literature from State University of New York at Buffalo (1996).
Follow Nick on Twitter @nickgillespie
Saturday 28 October, 14:00 Frobisher Auditorium 1
The Rust Belt and The Deplorables
Sunday 29 October, 14:00 Cinema 1
Censorship and identity: free speech for me but not for you?
Sunday 29 October, 16:00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
What is… liberalism?