Green Festival Speakers

Eric Liu



Eric Liu is the author of Guiding Lights: How to Mentor and Find Life's Purpose, the Official Book of National Mentoring Month. He is also the author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, a New York Times Notable Book featured in the PBS documentary Matters of Race, and he edited the Norton anthology Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation. Eric served as a speechwriter for President Clinton in the first term and as White House deputy domestic policy adviser in the second. After the White House, he was an executive at the digital media company RealNetworks. He's also been a frequent commentator on CNN, MSNBC and CNBC. In 2002, Eric was named by the World Economic Forum one of the 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow. He lives in Seattle, where he teaches at the University of Washington's Evans School of Public Affairs and hosts an acclaimed television interview program called Seattle Voices.