Robert B. Reich
The Institute for Policy Research is pleased to present the
2004-05 IPR Distinguished Public Policy Lecture
“America's Real Job Problem ”
Robert B. Reich
University Professor and Maurice B. Hexter Professor
of Social and Economic Policy, Brandeis University
Former U.S. Secretary of Labor
Tuesday, October 19, 2004
McCormick Tribune Center Forum map (pdf)
1870 Campus Dr., Evanston Campus
The event is free of charge and open to the public.
As U.S. Secretary of Labor from 1992 to 1997 under President Clinton, Robert B. Reich presided over the longest economic expansion in history, with more than 22 million jobs created nationwide. He worked to implement the Family and Medical Leave Act, increased the minimum wage for the first time since 1989, and ensured that companies fully funded their pension plans. The author of ten books including The Work of Nations, The Future of Success, and most recently, Reason: Why Liberals Will Win the Battle for America, he is a regular commentator on National Public Radio's Marketplace and co-founder of the progressive magazine, The American Prospect. Reich is currently University Professor and Maurice B. Hexter Professor of Social and Economic Policy at Brandeis University.
The Institute for Policy Research (IPR) is an interdisciplinary public policy research institute founded in 1968 at Northwestern University. Its mission is to stimulate and support excellent social science research on significant public policy issues and to disseminate the findings widely to students, scholars, policymakers, and the public at large.