Founder and CEO, Citizen University; Executive Director, Citizenship and American Identity Program, The Aspen Institute
Eric Liu is founder and CEO of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. An author, educator, and civic entrepreneur, he hosts “Citizen University TV,” writes a regular column on CNN.com, and is a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com. Liu was previously an executive at the digital media company RealNetworks. Before that, he was a speechwriter for President Clinton and later the president’s deputy domestic policy advisor. Liu’s most recent book is You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen. Other books include The Gardens of Democracy; The True Patriot; A Chinaman’s Chance; and The Accidental Asian.