Leaders as Readers – Attorney General Phil Weiser

Tattered Cover is pleased to welcome Attorney General Phil Weiser as he discusses the books that helped shape his career. He will be joined by Dean Paul Teske from the School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver. This event will take place Tuesday, November 2nd at 6:00pm at our McGregor Square location.


About the Guests

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building an innovative and collaborative organization that will address a range of statewide challenges, from addressing the opioid epidemic to reforming our criminal justice system to protecting our land, air, and water.

Attorney General Weiser has dedicated his life to the law, justice, and public service. Before running for office, Weiser served as the Hatfield Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council.

Weiser served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation in the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. He served on President Obama’s Transition Team, overseeing the Federal Trade Commission and previously served in President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, advising on telecommunications matters.

Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado.

The son and grandson of Holocaust survivors, Weiser is deeply committed to the American Dream and ensuring opportunity for all Coloradans. Weiser lives in Denver with his wife, Dr. Heidi Wald, and their two children.

Paul Teske is Dean of the School of Public Affairs at CU Denver, a position he has held since 2008. He has also been named as a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor, for his research and teaching on state and local government public policy issues. He has been active in Colorado on several gubernatorial commissions, and the boards of nonprofits, including currently on the board of CiviCO, which runs the Colorado Governors Fellows program. Teske holds PhD and MPA degrees from Princeton University and a BA with highest honors from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Important Event Information: COVID policy

The following safety measures have been put in place for all events to ensure the safety of our staff, speakers, and customers:

Masks for audience members are mandatory throughout the event

No food or drink will be permitted into the event area

Seats will be set up in groups of 2-4 and 6" in distance from other groups

Social distancing of 6" with the speakers is required unless the speaker invites customers closer


Alcohol is available for purchase at Tattered Cover McGregor Square with a valid form of identification for all 21-year-old and older patrons. All alcohol purchased and opened during an event must not leave the store and must be consumed on site. 

Event Location: 
McGregor Square