Eric Liu, author and nationally renowned speaker, will present a lecture titled “Become America: How to Revive Our Belief in Democracy” on Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Ballroom A of the Tinkham Veale University Center.
Liu is a nationally recognized speaker on such topics as citizen power, civic health, the future of democracy and American identity. He is CEO of Citizen University, a nonprofit that fosters responsible citizenship. He is also an author and executive director of the Aspen Institute’ s Citizenship and American Identity Program.
Liu has written eight books, including his most recent book, Become America: Civic Sermons on Love, Responsibility and Democracy and You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen and the national best seller, The Gardens of Democracy and True Patriot. His first book, The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, was a New York Times Notable Book and was featured in the PBS documentary Matters of Race.
Liu, son of Chinese immigrants, formerly served as deputy domestic policy adviser during the Clinton administration and on various boards, including the Corporation for National and Community Service. He is a graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School.
The event is a part of CWRU’s Power of Diversity lecture series and is free and open to the public. A book signing will be held following Liu’s lecture.