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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich to speak at Drake Feb. 2

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Robert B. Reich, who served as secretary of labor in the Clinton administration and now teaches at the University of California-Berkeley, will speak at Drake University on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Reich, one of the nation’s leading experts on work and the economy, will present “The Next Economy and America’s Future” at 6 p.m. in Sheslow Auditorium in Old Main, 2507 University Ave. The speech, which will include a question-and-answer session, is free and open to the public.

Immediately following his speech, Reich will conduct a book signing in Levitt Hall in Old Main. Copes of his most recent bestseller, “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future,” will be available for purchase.

Reich is chancellor’s professor of public policy at the Goldman School
of Public Policy at the University of California-Berkeley. He has served
in three national administrations and Time Magazine named him one of
the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the last century.


He has written 13 books, including “The Work of Nations,” which has been
translated into 22 languages. His syndicated columns, television
appearances and public radio commentaries reach millions of people each
week. He also is a founding editor of American Prospect magazine and
chairman of the citizen’s group Common Cause.

For more information about Reich’s speech at Drake, call 515-271-2191.

Robert B. Reich Lecture and Book Signing

What: “The Next Economy and America’s Future”

When: 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 2

Where: Sheslow Auditorium, Old Main, 2507 University Ave., followed by book signing in Levitt Hall, Old Main

Cost: Free and open to the public