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Lessons in civic power with host Eric Liu

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Citizen University TV offers an up-close look at lessons in civic power and engagement.

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 You're More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen's Guide to Making Change Happen and 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 and a correspondent for 

Citizen University TV: Who has the Power?
Citizen University TV: Who has the Power?

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.


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