Eric Liu

Author, educator and civic entrepreneur Eric Liu will present the School of Journalism and Communication’s 2014 Ruhl Lecture on May 15 at the University of Oregon.

Liu, who served as a White House speechwriter and the deputy domestic-policy adviser to President Clinton, will speak on the topic of “Power, Voice, and the Meaning of Citizenship” in the John E. Jaqua Auditorium from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets to attend the Ruhl Lecture are free, but pre-registration is required online.

For those who are unable to attend the lecture, Liu’s presentation will be streamed live at or online at the SOJC Livestream Channel, and will be viewed in Allen Hall 141.

Following the lecture, Liu will take questions from the audience along with questions submitted via the twitter (#Ruhl2014)

About Eric Liu: Liu is the author of The Accidental Asian and Guiding Lights and co-author of Imagination First, The True Patriot and The Gardens of Democracy. He is the founder and CEO of Citizen University, a conference on creative citizenship, and the curator of True Patriot Network, dedicated to promoting progressive civic values.

About the Ruhl Lecture: The Robert and Mabel Ruhl Endowment, which has supported an annual Ruhl Lecture since 1974, was established by Mabel W. Ruhl, Robert’s widow, to “foster mutually beneficial contact between the School of Journalism and Communication and the mass media.” It honors Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert W. Ruhl, who was editor and publisher of the Medford Mail Tribune.