Chair of Urban & Environmental Policy Department, Occidental College
Peter Dreier writes widely on American politics and public policy for The Nation, American Progress, Dissent, Huffington Post, and newspaper op-ed pages. His latest book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (Nation Books). He is also co-author of three books about cities and urban policy, including The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City. He works with many community organizing groups and unions and led the successful minimum wage campaign in Pasadena, California. Dreier joined the Occidental faculty in 1993 after serving as housing director at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and senior policy advisor to Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.