RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, who is widely regarded as a leading expert on inequality, work and the economy, will speak at UC Riverside on Tuesday, Feb. 10, as part of the School of Public Policy Seminar Series.
“An Evening with Robert Reich” will begin at 4:30 p.m. with refreshments on the University Theatre patio. The documentary film “Inequality for All,” which examines widening income inequality in the United States, will screen in the theater from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Reich, who narrates the film, will answer questions about themes addressed in the documentary from 7 to 7:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested as seating is limited. Free parking will be available in Lot 6. RSVP online or by contacting Mark Manalang at (951) 827-5656 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as labor secretary in the Clinton administration, and was named one of the 10 most effective Cabinet secretaries of the 20th century by Time Magazine.
He is the author of numerous books, including best sellers “Aftershock” and “The Work of Nations,” and “Beyond Outrage: What has gone wrong with our economy and our democracy and how to fix it.” He is a founding editor of American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, and a political commentator on programs such as “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” and “Marketplace.”
“Inequality for All” premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where it won a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Achievement in Filmmaking. Directed by Jacob Kornbluth, the film examines widening income inequality and the effect of the growing gap on the U.S. economy and American democracy.