Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute; Founder, Citizen University
Eric Liu is executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program and founder of Citizen University. He teaches civic leadership at University of Washington and writes for CNN.com and TheAtlantic.com. Liu was a speechwriter and later deputy domestic policy advisor for President Bill Clinton. His books include A Chinaman’s Chance, the national best-sellers The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot, and The Accidental Asian, a New York Times Notable Book featured in the PBS documentary Matters of Race. Liu received the 2010 Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award from the Center for Ethical Leadership and was a 2002 World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow.