Eric Liu

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location and time to be announced later

Eric Liu is co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, a nonprofit national platform founded in 2005 to foster citizenship through activation, communication and education. He launched and now directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship & American Identity Program, an effort to advance conversation about the nature of American national identity.

A graduate of Yale University and Harvard Law School, Liu is an advocate of engaged citizenship. His 2014 TED talk on civic power titled “Why ordinary people need to understand power” has been viewed more than 2 million times. Recently, Liu was elected to membership in the American Academy of the Arts and was selected to be a 2020 Ashoka Fellow by Ashoka, one of the world’s largest networks of social entrepreneurs.

Previously a White House speechwriter and deputy domestic policy adviser for President Bill Clinton, Liu is the author of several books including “The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker,” “The Gardens of Democracy” (co-authored with Nick Hanauer), “You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen” and his most recent book, “Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility and Democracy.”