Media Advisory: Public policy professor, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich to deliver Savio Memorial Lecture on class warfare


The University of California, Berkeley’s 15th annual Mario Savio Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Robert Reich, former U.S. labor secretary and professor of public policy at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, on the topic of class warfare.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are available the day of the lecture in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union lobby starting at 6:30 p.m.


8 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15.


Pauley Ballroom, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, on campus and near the intersection of Telegraph Avenue and Bancroft Way.


Reich is the author of 13 books, the most recent is “Aftershock: The Next Economy and America’s Future and Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy and American Life.”  The Wall Street Journal in 2008 ranked him No. 6 on the list of the most influential business thinkers.

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, a spokesperson for the Free Speech Movement in 1964.  The program will include a presentation of the Mario Savio Young Activist Award in recognition of a young person working to build a more humane, just society.

Sponsors include the UC Berkeley Library, Goldman School of Public Policy, the Free Speech Movement Café and the Graduate Assembly.