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.

Eric Liu - Become America
Eric Liu - Become America

What does it mean to be an engaged American in today's divided political landscape and how do we restore hope? Eric Liu's "Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy," a collection of 19 of his civic sermons, offers a stirring exploration of current and timeless topics about democracy, liberty, equal justice, and powerful citizenship. In this talk, Liu reads from the book and discusses civic involvement. Eric Liu is the CEO of Citizen University and directs the Aspen Institute's Citizenship & American Identity Program.