SFU Public Square, in partnership with Vancity, presents An Evening with Robert Reich. This event, a part of the 2013 Community Summit: Charting BC's Economic Future, is free and open to the public.
Anna Maria Tremonti, of CBC Radio One's The Current, will act as moderator for this event.
Robert Reich is one of the world's leading thinkers about work and the economy. Now Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley, he has served under three national administrations, most recently as Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. He also served on President Barack Obama's economic transition advisory board. In 2008, TIME magazine named Reich one of the ten most successful cabinet secretaries of the past century.
Professor Reich is the author of 14 books including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages, and the best-sellers Locked in the Cabinet andThe Future of Success, which in 2002 was ranked by Business Week magazine as the #2 best-selling business book. His book, Supercapitalism, published in 2007, warned of the perils of an under-regulated and over-leveraged financial system. In his 2010 best seller, Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future, Reich looks at where the economy is heading after the Great Recession and what to expect over the next decade.
Professor Reich has a nationally-syndicated column and he also writes frequently for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and The Financial Times. His commentaries are heard regularly on public radio. He is a contributor to CNBC, and a frequent panelist on ABC’s This Week and other television programs.
In late 2003, Reich was awarded the prestigious Vaclev Havel prize, in Prague, for his original contributions to economic thinking. In 2008, The Wall Street Journal named him one of the nation's top ten thought leaders. His new film, “Inequality for All,” which was recently awarded the US Documentary Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival will be opening in theatres on September 27.
Anna Maria Tremonti has been the host of The Current since it first burst onto the airwaves in November, 2002. The Current marked her return to radio after 19 years with CBC Television, including two years as a host of the flagship investigative program the fifth estate. She was a foreign correspondent for The National, and her assignments included coverage of the war in Bosnia, the fall of communism, as we;; as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Prior to that, Anna Maria reported from Parliament Hill, and worked as a reporter in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta. She has won two Gemini awards, and a life Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television Toronto.
For more information on the 2013 Community Summit, visit http://www.sfu.ca/publicsquare/community-summit/2013summit.html.
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