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Eric Liu

Co-Founder and CEO, Citizen University; Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute

Eric Liu is co-founder and CEO of Citizen University, which works to build a culture of powerful and responsible citizenship in the United States. He also directs the Aspen Institute’s Citizenship and American Identity Program. Liu previously served as a White House speechwriter for President Clinton and later as his deputy domestic policy advisor. President Obama appointed him to the board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. An Ashoka fellow and frequent contributor to, Liu is the author of The Accidental Asian; The Gardens of Democracy (co-authored with Nick Hanauer); You’re More Powerful Than You Think; and, most recently, Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility, and Democracy. He is featured on the PBS documentary, “American Creed.”

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