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Peter Dreier

E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Occidental College

Peter Dreier is E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department, at Occidental College. His latest book, <a href="http://100greatestamericans.org/" rel="nofollow">The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame</a>, was published in July 2012 by Nation Books. He is coauthor of <em>Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century </em>and <em>The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City</em>. He writes regularly for the <em>Los Angeles Times</em>, <em>The Nation</em>, and <em>American Prospect</em>. From 1984-92 he served as senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn. He is chair of the <a href="http://crywolfproject.org/" rel="nofollow">Cry Wolf Project</a>, a nonprofit research network that identifies and exposes misleading rhetoric about the economy and government. He also serves on the boards of several organizations, including the <a href="http://www.laane.org" rel="nofollow">Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy</a> and the <a href="http://www.nhi.org" rel="nofollow">National Housing Institute</a>.