Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier

Peter Dreier is the E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics and chair of the Urban & Environmental Policy Department at Occidental College.  His most recent book is The 100 Greatest Americans of the 20th Century: A Social Justice Hall of Fame (2012). He is also the coauthor of The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City (2005) and Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21stCentury (2004)

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