Program Books/Robert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich

Robert B. Reich is currently the Carmel P. Friesen Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a senior fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He has served in three national administrations, including as secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton. He has written 18 books, including the bestsellers The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix ItThe Common GoodSaving CapitalismAftershockSupercapitalism, and The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages. Reich is co-creator of the 2017 Netflix original documentary Saving Capitalism and of the award-winning 2013 film Inequality for All. He is co-founder of Inequality Media, co-founder of the Economic Policy Institute, and co-founding editor of The American Prospect. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

In 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel Vision Foundation Prize, by the former Czech president, for his pioneering work in economic and social thought. In 2008, Time magazine named him one of the 10 most successful cabinet secretaries of the century. He received his BA from Dartmouth College, his MA from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and his JD from Yale Law School.