- 1 Education
- 2 Democratic Socialists of America Urban and Community Commission
- 3 DSA Conference delegate
- 4 DSA activist
- 5 Working for Ray Flynn
- 6 Campaign for America's Future
- 7 Democratic Socialists of America conference
- 8 Progressives for Obama
- 9 Liberty Hill Foundation
- 10 Social Policy
- 11 Cry Wolf Project
- 12 References
Ph.D, University of Chicago, 1977.
Democratic Socialists of America Urban and Community Commission
- Peter Dreier Dept of Sociology, Tufts University, Massachusetts
- Randy Cunningham Ohio
DSA Conference delegate
Working for Ray Flynn
When Democratic socialists of America leader Michael Harrington was dying of cancer, in the late 1980s, he came to Boston to give a speech at an anti-poverty organization. DSA member Peter Dreier asked then Mayor Ray Flynn [whom he worked for at the time and had previously introduced to Harrington] if he wanted to go to hear him speak because he probably wouldn’t be alive for very much longer, and if he wanted to get together with him afterwards.
Ray Flynn said, “I got a better idea. Let’s proclaim Michael Harrington Day, and give him a key to the city.” Wrote Dreier, "how many big city mayors will make a day for a leading socialist? Ray did that because he was so taken with Mike. In fact, lots of times when Flynn would ask me about different issues he would say, “What would your friend Mike do about this?"
Campaign for America's Future
Democratic Socialists of America conference
An "insurgent" Hilda Solis was a keynote speaker at the 2005 Democratic Socialists of America national conference "Twenty-First Century Socialism" in Los Angeles, with DSA leaders Peter Dreier and Harold Meyerson.
- Saturday evening delegates recognized the contributions of DSA vice chair and Washington Post]columnist Harold Meyerson, Occidental College sociologist and longtime DSAer Peter Dreier and insurgent California Congress member Hilda Solis (D) who in turn provided in-depth perspectives of the political scene.
Progressives for Obama
Liberty Hill Foundation
As at 2009, Peter Dreier was a member of the Advisory Board of the Liberty Hill Foundation, a Los Angeles based organization seeking to advance movements for social change through a combination of grants, leadership training and alliance-building.
Cry Wolf Project
The Cry Wolf Project was established in 2010 to counter conservative attempts to stop or discredit "progressive" policy options.
Cry Wolf Project Coordinators
- Peter Dreier, E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Director of the Urban & Environmental Policy program, Occidental College
- Donald Cohen, Executive Director, Center on Policy Initiatives
- Nelson Lichtenstein, Professor of History at UC Santa Barbara and Director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy
Project Advisory Board
- Robert Kuttner, Co-founder & Co-editor, American Prospect
- Gerald Markowitz, PhD, John Jay College, CUNY
- David Rosner, PhD; Co-Director, Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health
- Alice O’Connor, PhD, UC Santa Barbara
- Janice Fine, PhD, Rutgers University
- Andrea M. Hricko, MPH; Southern CA Environmental Health Sciences Center
- Jennifer Klein PhD, Yale University
- Meg Jacobs PhD, MIT
- William Forbath JD, PhD, University of Texas Law School
- Tom Sugrue PhD, University of Pennsylvania
- Lizabeth Cohen PhD, Harvard University
- DSA Keylist newsletter, July 1982
- DSA Conference delegate list Oct. 12 1983 update
- Revised list of committees of the 1994-1995 DSA National Political Committee
- http://www.dsausa.org/dl/Winter_2006.pdf Democratic Left, Winter, 2006]
- CAF Co-Founders
- Liberty Hill website: Advisory Board
-  George Mason University History News Network, accessed June 13, 2010