MORAGA, Calif. (Jan, 19, 2011) - The January Term office of Saint Mary's College has announced that tickets are no longer available for the January 25 lecture by Robert Reich, noted economist and secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton.

Reich, the featured guest lecturer of the 2011 Jan Term Speaker Series, is presenting a timely lecture entitled "Why the Economy Is Still So Bad, and Why Our Politics Is So Angry." Reich is the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and author of thirteen books, including his most recent "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future."

Due to a high level of interest in Reich's lecture from Saint Mary's students, faculty and external community members, online ticketing for the free event at the Soda Activity Center, which seats 600, was instituted to prevent over capacity. By Tuesday, a tally of online requests indicated a full house for the Reich event.

Details (This event is SOLD OUT)

What: Robert Reich: AfterShock: Why the Economy Is Still So Bad, and Why Our Politics Is So Angry

Who: Robert B. Reich, the Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley and former U.S. secretary of labor, will explain why it's so difficult for us to get out of the gravitational pull of the Great Recession and why American politics is becoming angrier and more polarized. In his view, the two are related. Professor Reich's most recent book is the bestseller "Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future." He blogs at www.robertreich.org.

When: Tuesday, January 25 at 7 p.m.

Where: Soda Activity Center, Saint Mary's College of California, 1928 St. Mary's Rd., Moraga

Info: Visit Jan Term on the Web or contact Chris O'Steen at (925) 631-4771 or janterm@stmarys-ca.edu

Background:
January Term, or Jan Term for short, is an intensive four-week academic experience at Saint Mary's College. A hallmark of the session is the Speaker Series, which brings provocative thought leaders from the worlds of art, politics, science and technology to the campus. During the day visiting speakers meet with several classes, engage in lively roundtable discussions with students and present their ideas to the entire community at a free public lecture in the evening.

Media interested in covering this event should contact Saint Mary's College Communications office in order to secure seating set aside for the press.

Contact:
Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu

Contact 

Michael McAlpin
Director of Media Relations
(925) 631-4222
mdm5@stmarys-ca.edu

 

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The Saint Mary’s College of California experience inspires learning that lasts a lifetime. For nearly 150 years, the College has provided students with a rigorous education that engages their intellect and spirit, and awakens a desire to transform society. Guided by the Christian Brothers, the Catholic Church’s oldest order dedicated exclusively to teaching, the College enrolls more than 3,800 students in undergraduate and graduate liberal arts and business programs. For more information visit Saint Mary’s College at stmarys-ca.edu and just 23 miles east of San Francisco.
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