Robert Reich Keynote Speaker

  • Served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton
  • Best Selling Author
  • Influential Voice on Economic and Social Issues

Robert Reich's Biography

Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies, is a distinguished American economist, author, and political commentator. A luminary in his field, Reich speaks extensively on topics ranging from income inequality to the future of capitalism.

In his illustrious career, Reich served as the Secretary of Labor from 1993-97 in the Clinton administration. Time Magazine recognized his outstanding contributions, naming him one of the ten most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century. Notable among his achievements, Reich played a pivotal role in implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act, advocating for a hike in the minimum wage, and spearheading efforts against sweatshops. His expertise also garnered him an advisory position in the Obama administration, making significant contributions to President Obama’s economic transition advisory board.

As an accomplished author, Reich has penned fifteen insightful books. Some of his bestsellers include “Aftershock”, “The Work of Nations”, “Beyond Outrage”, and his recent work, “Saving Capitalism”. Furthermore, he is a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine and currently chairs Common Cause. Reich’s contribution to literature extends to film, co-creating the award-winning documentary “Inequality For All” and the Netflix original documentary “Saving Capitalism”.

Reich’s voice is not only limited to academia and literature. He has been a prominent political commentator featured on platforms like CNN Tonight and CNBC’s Kudlow & Company. His insights and expertise led The Wall Street Journal to include him in their list of the Most Influential Business Thinkers.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Reich is deeply involved in charitable endeavors, currently chairing Common Cause and being an esteemed member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Educationally, Robert B. Reich holds the distinguished position of Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. He has graced multiple presidential administrations with his insights and expertise and remains an influential voice in the sphere of public policy and economics.

Robert B. Reich is not only renowned for his academic and political acumen but also for his eloquence and prowess as a speaker. His ability to distill complex economic theories into understandable and engaging narratives makes him a sought-after speaker at various forums, events, and academic institutions worldwide. Reich’s oratory skills, combined with his deep knowledge and passion for addressing socioeconomic issues, make him a compelling voice, inspiring audiences to think critically about the future of our economy and society. Whether discussing income inequality, the intricacies of capitalism, or the importance of social justice, Reich’s presentations are a masterclass in informed discourse.

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