Robert B. Reich: What Really Happened to the American Dream? (And How Can it be Restored?)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, April 3, 2024 - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Event Location: 

  • UCSB Campbell Hall

Event Price: 

$20-$30 General Public

Free for UCSB Students

Robert B. Reich, former US Secretary of Labor, is one of America’s foremost experts on jobs and the economy. A bestselling author, award-winning documentarian, and a respected commentator, Reich is renowned for his ability to present complex issues with warmth and urgency. In the face of growing economic insecurity, lagging wage growth and technologies eliminating jobs, many believe society’s major institutions no longer function in ways that benefit most people. Amid widespread strikes and labor disputes, Reich examines widening inequalities of income, wealth and political power, and expertly shows how restoring equal opportunity is critical for all Americans. Reich is Carmel P. Friesen Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley.

Books will be available for purchase and signing, courtesy of Chaucer’s.

Presented by UCSB Arts & Lectures, and co-sponsored by the Capps Center; Blum Center on Poverty, Inequality and Democracy; Central Coast Community Labor Project; Department of History; and Graduate Student Association.