2017-2018 Series

Eric LiuJanuary 10, 2018
Eric Liu
of Citizen University, and of the Aspen Institute's Citizenship and American Identity Program

A discussion of Eric’s new book, “You’re More Powerful Than You Think.” The first 150 registrants will receive a free copy.

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
at the Health Education Building, 5th floor “Ad Astra Room,” University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas with book signing and reception following.

The event venue is provided by the University of Kansas Medical Center Executive Vice Chancellor Robert D. Simari, M.D., and in collaboration with the Department of Family Medicine and Frontiers: University of Kansas Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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Preview the talk

“Why ordinary people need to understand power”
— Eric Liu, Sept. 2013


Previous events in this Speaker Series

Carolyn LukensmeyerNovember 8, 2017
Carolyn Lukensmeyer 
of the National Institute for Civil Discourse

Civil Discourse: Essential for a Healthy Democracy”

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM (free and open to the public)
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM reception
at the Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas
1301 Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS 66045

Carolyn Lukensmeyer, author and executive director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse, will lead a discussion about the importance of civil discourse in shaping public policies that improve the lives and wellbeing of all citizens. Among the topics:

  • The Revive Civility & Respect initiative from the National Institute for Civil Discourse
  • What Americans think about the level of public discourse among elected officials
  • What you can do to help increase civility and improve your community's civic engagement