Robert Reich

Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy; former U.S. Secretary of Labor

“We all understand that education is a key component of economic opportunity and upward mobility. The Opportunity Institute’s soup-to-nuts approach, including its attention to related social policy challenges, is indispensable to the war on inequality. We are defending future generations from a broken system.”
—Robert Reich

Robert Reich is Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for Developing Economies. He served as Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, for which Time magazine named him one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the twentieth century.

He has written 14 books, including the best sellers Aftershock, The Work of NationsBeyond Outrage, and, most recently, Saving Capitalism. He is also a founding editor of the American Prospect magazine, chairman of Common Cause, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and co-creator of the award-winning documentary, INEQUALITY FOR ALL