Contact: Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790


Economist and Author Robert Reich will present "The Global Economy is No Longer What it Seems"

Allentown, PA (September 12, 2006) – The development of new technologies and the mobility of today's professionals has drastically changed the way the United States, and the world, conducts business.  But, as we have witnessed, this increased globalization gives external factors, like natural disasters, terrorism and political change, an even more profound impact on a nation's economy.  On Thursday, September 14, 2006, Cedar Crest College will present "The Global Economy is No Longer What it Seems," a free public lecture by renowned economist, author and former labor secretary Robert Reich.  The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Alumnae Hall Auditorium (please note that this venue has changed from the original release).

Robert B. Reich, one of the nation's leading thinkers about work and the economy, is Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley. 

Before joining UC-Berkeley and Brandeis, Reich served as the nation's 22nd secretary of labor during President Bill Clinton's first term and directed Clinton’s economic transition team at the start of the administration. 

Professor Reich is the author of 10 books including The Work of Nations, which has been translated into 22 languages, the best-seller Locked in the Cabinet, published by Alfred Knopf, and The Future of Success.  Reich’s commentaries are heard weekly on public radio by nearly five million people, and his columns appear regularly in The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and other major national newspapers.  He is co-founder of and contributing editor for The American Prospect magazine, and is a regular economic commentator on CNBC.

Tickets for the lecture have sold out.

Media inquiries can be directed to the College Relations Office at 610-740-3790.



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