Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley
International House Auditorium — 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley
About The Lecture Professor Reich will address the following questions in the lecture: Why has income and wealth become so concentrated at the top — more concentrated than at any time since 1928? What are the consequences of such concentration, … ContinuedInternational House Auditorium - 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley Berkeley Graduate Lectures firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY
About The Lecture
Professor Reich will address the following questions in the lecture: Why has income and wealth become so concentrated at the top — more concentrated than at any time since 1928? What are the consequences of such concentration, both for the economy and for politics? And why, if anything, can or should be done about it?
About Robert B. Reich
Robert Reich was our nation’s 22nd Secretary of Labor. An economic advisor to President Obama’s transition team, Reich is the Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at University of California, Berkeley. He has served in four national administrations including those of Presidents Ford, Carter, Clinton, and Obama. Reich’s career in public service included a stint as Assistant to the Solicitor General, during which he represented the United States before the Supreme Court, and as Director of the Policy Planning Staff of the Federal Trade Commission. In his four years in Washington under President Clinton (1992-97), Reich fought for pension-plan protections and a higher minimum wage, during the largest economic expansion in history, when more than 22 million jobs were created nationwide. Under Reich’s leadership, the Department of Labor won more than 30 awards for innovation. Time Magazine named Reich one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century and the Wall Street Journal named him as one of the ten most influential business thought leaders.
Reich has written thirteen books, including the recent best-seller, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future (2010), as well as The Future of Success(2000), Locked in the Cabinet (1997), and The Work of Nations (1991), the last of which has been translated into 22 languages. His articles have appeared in theNew Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal. Nearly five million people hear his bi-weekly commentaries on public radio’s “Marketplace.” He is also a founding editor of The American Prospectmagazine, and Chairman of the citizen group Common Cause.