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Eric Liu - "You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen"

7:15-7:59am check-in and coffee; 8:00am sharp to 9:00am book talk; 9:00-9:10am book sale, signing

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Speaker Series

Date: Tuesday February 27, 2018 | 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Speaker(s): Eric Liu, Founder and CEO, Citizen University; Executive Director, Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program; Author of several books including A Chinaman’s Chance, The Gardens of Democracy and The Accidental Asian; Columnist, CNN.com; Correspondent, TheAtlantic.com; former White House Speechwriter and Policy Adviser for President Bill Clinton
Topic: "You’re More Powerful Than You Think: A Citizen’s Guide to Making Change Happen" (PublicAffairs, 2017)
Venue: Desautels Hall (Second floor, South Building) | map
Rotman School of Management, U of Toronto,
105 St George Street
Location: Toronto
Cost: $32.50 plus HST per person (includes 1 signed hardcover copy of "You’re More Powerful Than You Think", a seat for the book talk and coffee)
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BOOK SYNOPSIS: Is this the America you want? If not, here's how to claim the power to change your country. We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power. Are you ready for this age of bottom-up citizen power? Do you understand what power truly is, how it flows, who has it, and how you can claim and exercise it? Eric Liu, who has spent a career practicing and teaching civic power, lays out the answers in this incisive, inspiring, and provocative book. Using examples from the left and the right, past and present, he reveals the core laws of power. He shows that all of us can generate power-and then, step by step, he shows us how. The strategies of reform and revolution he lays out will help every reader make sense of our world today. If you want to be more than a spectator in this new era, you need to read this book.

BIOGRAPHY: Eric Liu is the Founder and CEO of Citizen University and Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Citizenship and American Identity Program. He is the author of several books, including A Chinaman's Chance, The Gardens of Democracy and The Accidental Asian. Eric served as a White House Speechwriter and Policy Adviser for President Bill Clinton. He is a regular Columnist for CNN.com and a Correspondent for TheAtlantic.com.

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