Citizen University TV

Lessons in civic power with host Eric Liu

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About Citizen University TV

Citizen University TV offers an up-close look at lessons in civic power and engagement.

Eric Liu is founder of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Program on Citizenship and American Identity. He was a speechwriter and deputy domestic-policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is the author of You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen and A Chinaman's Chance, and co-author of The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot. For 11 years, Eric interviewed hundreds of Seattle's leaders for Seattle Voices on Seattle Channel. He is a regular columnist for and a correspondent for 

Citizen University TV: Act Exponentially
Citizen University TV: Act Exponentially

Host Eric Liu reveals how thinking and acting in networks can grow power exponentially. He explores the strategy of harnessing people power to change the social and political equation. Vendors of Seattle's street newspaper "Real Change" share how they overcome first impressions to find their place and promote social justice and economic opportunity. Liu talks with a leader of Seattle-based art and action nonprofit Amplifier. The group helped ignite the We the People campaign, a national dialogue on American values. Liu shares how words and deeds (big and small) radiate and help reinforce and create new networks and power centers that can change civic life.


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