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Oct 21

Reports from the Front Lines of Freedom: IRAQ

View Chris Spear's powerpoint presentation
(Note: Due to the large size, this presentation is zipped and will need an unzipping program in order to veiw.)

The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Recently back from the front lines of Iraq, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor Chris Spear, will share his experiences in a powerful PowerPoint presentation. Spear was appointed to serve as a senior advisor to Iraq's Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs as the country begins its transition to democratic governance. While there, he focused on getting Iraqi citizens who have been displaced from their jobs back to work. Utilizing his knowledge of the American public workforce system, he worked with local Iraqi officials to determine the programs and systems that would be most valuable to the training and employment of Iraqi citizens.

Spear was nominated as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Policy by the President and then confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 6, 2001. In his position, Mr. Spear provides advice and counsel to the Secretary of Labor on the vast array of labor issues that affect the American worker. He coordinates with all the sub-agencies in the Department to advance the goals of reasonable working conditions - decent wages, good health benefits, reliable pensions, and the opportunities to train for the 21st Century Workplace. Spear managed the Department of Labor transition team for President-elect Bush and Vice President-elect Cheney prior to his current appointment.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Chris Spear
Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Labor Serving as Senior Advisor in Iraqi Transitional Government

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Michael Franc Michael Franc

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