Citizen University TVLessons in civic power with host Eric Liu
About Citizen University TV
Citizen University TV offers an up-close look at lessons in civic power and engagement. Host Eric Liu delivers short lessons on the values, knowledge and skills of effective citizenship. He shares local examples of civic leadership in action and talks to people who are effecting change in their communities.
Eric Liu is founder of Citizen University and executive director of the Aspen Institute Program on Citizenship and American Identity. He was a speechwriter and deputy domestic-policy adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is the author of A Chinaman's Chance, and co-author of The Gardens of Democracy and The True Patriot. For 11 years, Eric interviewed hundreds of Seattle's leaders for Seattle Voices on Seattle Channel. He is a regular columnist for CNN.com and a correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.
Who runs Seattle? What does the power structure look like in this town? And how do you change it? Host Eric Liu outlines the key "conduits" through which power flows and direct change. But who really has the power? Dozens of Seattle residents and community leaders give us their take, some of it predictable, some peculiar. Also, journalist and blogger Erica C. Barnett says despite what many believe, individuals do have power! In a conversation with Liu, she provides a stunning example of change that started from the ground up.