American Podium

Talks by authors, scholars and politicians

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About American Podium

Seattle is a crossroads for information, and a popular stop for the authors, politicians and pundits making news nationally and internationally.  American Podium will take you to the lecture halls and conference rooms where some of today's most fascinating speakers are sharing their thoughts and insights about what's going on in the world today.

American Podium: Eric Liu
American Podium: Eric Liu

Author Eric Liu envisions a civic revival in our nation, a country in which Americans are steeped in a sense of civic character and educated in the tools of civic power. Liu shares thoughts from his book "Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy," which collects 19 of his civic sermons-reflections on democracy, liberty, equal justice, and civic life delivered at Civic Saturdays in Seattle and beyond. Eric examines the growing community need to gather face-to-face, reflect on what it means to be an active citizen, and answer the call to rehumanize our politics.