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Paul Loeb - The Perseus Books Group. Seattle, WA, US

Paul Loeb

Founder | The Campus Election Engagement Project

Seattle, WA, United-States

Author and lecturer on civic engagement

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Engaged Lives: Activist and Author Paul Loeb | The New School for Public Engagement Author Soul of a Citizen and The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Paul Loeb at TEDxAthens Fall Term Symposium Day keynote address: author/activist Paul Loeb TEDxCalgary - Paul Loeb - Finding the Courage to Fight Climate Change The Impossible Will Take a Little While

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Biography

Paul Rogat Loeb has spent forty years researching and writing about citizen responsibility and empowerment—asking what makes some people choose lives of social commitment, while others abstain, and exploring how to find the hope to stay engaged despite all the frustrations and barriers. The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Perseverance and Hope in Troubled Times (Basic Books), was named the #3 political book of fall 2004 by the History Channel and American Book Association, won the Nautilus Award for best social change book, and was one of six books selected for the Sierra Club’s new common reading groups. The Impossible’s new edition was published May 2014. Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times (St Martin’s Press) has over 150,000 copies in print with a wholly revised edition published in April 2010. Paul is also the author of Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy & Action on the American Campus, Nuclear Culture, and Hope in Hard Times. He’s written for the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, Psychology Today, Utne Reader, Mother Jones, The Nation, Redbook, Huffington Post, the International Herald Tribune and the Christian Science Monitor, been interviewed on CNN, NPR, C-SPAN, NBC news, CBC, and the BBC, and lectured at 400 colleges throughout the country and numerous national and international conferences. He founded and runs the national nonpartisan Campus Election Engagement Project, which helped 500 colleges and universities in engage their students in the election in 2008, 750 in 2012, and is now engaging students in mid-term elections. See http://www.paulloeb.org or http://www.campuselect.org

Loeb has spoken at over 400 colleges and universities.

Industry Expertise (6)

Public Policy Writing and Editing Education/Learning Political Organization Environmental Services Non-Profit/Charitable

Areas of Expertise (10)

Citizen Activism Community Involvement Political Hope Students Youth Involvement Democratic Participation Political Participation Social Movements Protest Movements Climate Change

Accomplishments (3)

Nautilus Award for Best Social Change Book (professional)

2010-01-01

Awarded for the revised edition of Soul of a Citizen

#3 Political Book of 2004 (professional)

2004-01-01

Awarded for The Impossible will Take a Little While by the American Book Association and the History Channel

Nautilus Award for Best Social Change Book (professional)

2004-01-01

Awarded for The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Education (1)

New School: BA, Social Research 1973

Affiliations (2)

  • Campus Election Engagement Project
  • Huffington Post

Testimonials (2)

Millard Fuller, Founder | Habitat for Humanity

"Paul Loeb brings hope for a better world in a time when we so urgently need it."

Josette Sheeran, Former Executive Director | United Nations World Food Program

“When my daughter asked from college how to be an effective grassroots citizen, I gave her Paul's books.”

Event Appearances (22)

Election 2014—Getting Your Students Engaged

The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®)  University of Oklahoma

2014-05-29

The Impossible Will Take a Little While: Finding Hope in Difficult Times

The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®)  University of Oklahoma

2014-05-29

Keynote

NACAS (National Association College Auxiliary Services  Orlando, FL

2011-10-01

Keynote

Colorado Conference on Volunteerism  Denver, WA

2011-05-01

Keynote

Phi Theta Kappa National Conference  Seattle, WA

2011-03-01

Keynote

Teens in Public Service  Seattle, WA

2010-10-01

Keynote

International Association of Volunteer Administrators  Portland, OR

2003-11-01

Featured Speaker

American Democracy Project Conference  Louisville, KY

2014-06-01

Featured Speaker

National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in the Academy  Indianapolis, IN

2014-05-01

Featured Speaker

Atlantic Conference for Learning Communities  Hartford, KY

2013-10-01

Featured Speaker

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators  Seattle, WA

2009-03-01

Round Table Participant

US Department of Education, Higher Education Civic Engagement Round Table  Washington, D.C.

2009-01-01

Keynote

Massachusetts Community Action  Boston, MA

2008-11-01

Keynote

Phi Theta Kappa National Conference  Memphis, TN

2008-10-01

Featured Speaker

American Association of Colleges & Universities  Seattle, WA

2009-01-01

Keynote

League of Alaska Cities/Alaska Municipal League  Fairbanks, AK

2007-11-01

Keynote

National Society of Experiential Learning  Seattle, WA

2007-11-01

Keynote

League of Minnesota Cities  Duluth, MN

2007-06-01

Featured Speaker

Unitarian General Assembly  Portland, OR

2007-05-01

Keynote

American Bar Association Access to Justice Conference  Denver, CO

2007-04-01

Keynote

National 4-H Clubs Conference  Seattle, WA

2005-04-01

Keynote

Teach for America Regional Conference  Los Angeles, CA

2003-04-01

Sample Talks (4)

Writing and Social Change

For journalism or writing classes, a discussion of Paul Loeb's evolution as a writer, the kinds of issues that arise when trying to write about social change movements, and the moral responsibility of writers when dealing with larger public issues.

Community Service and Change

Ways participants in service projects can balance their desires to help in concrete, one-on-one ways, while addressing root social structures that cause problems like hunger, illiteracy, and homelessness.

Leadership and Responsibility

Ways student government members and leaders of campus organizations can support greater student involvement and awareness.

Teaching For Engagement

How to teach social commitment to America’s future citizens.

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Availability

  • Keynote

Fees

4000 to 6000
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