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True Patriot Co-authors Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer to Speak on The Future of Progressive Politics

Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer, co-authors of “The True Patriot” and co-founders of the True Patriot Network dedicated to advancing the ideals of progressive patriotism, will be at Yale Law School on Oct. 28 to speak on “The Future of Progressive Politics.” The talk, which is free and open to the Yale community, begins at 3 p.m. in Room 120. It is sponsored by the Yale Law School chapter of the American Constitution Society and will be moderated by Sterling Professor of Law Akhil Reed Amar ’84. A limited number of copies of “The True Patriot” will be handed out.

Eric Liu is an author, educator, and civic entrepreneur who served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President’s deputy domestic policy adviser. A graduate of Yale College and Harvard Law School, he currently teaches at the University of Washington and hosts an acclaimed television interview program called Seattle Voices. In 2002 he was named one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Leaders of Tomorrow. He is author of “Imagination First; Unlocking the Power of Possibility” and “The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker.” He also wrote “Guiding Lights: How to Mentor – and Find Life’s Purpose” and is founder of The Guiding Lights Network, an organization dedicated to promoting great citizenship.

Nick Hanauer is an author, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. He is a partner with Second Avenue Partners, a Seattle venture capital partnership specializing in early state startups and emerging technology. Among his many business accomplishments are the founding of aQuantive, Inc. which was purchased by Microsoft in 2007—the largest acquisition in Microsoft history—and the founding of He was one of the first investors in and served as a board advisor to, and has key management roles and investments in numerous other companies. A graduate of the University of Washington, he is actively involved in the Seattle community and Washington State’s public education system. He is co-founder and co-president of the League of Education Voters – a non-partisan statewide political organization focused on promoting public education.

In addition to “The True Patriot,” Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer have collaborated on a second book, “The Gardens of Democracy,” to be published in December 2011.