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Town Hall Seattle: Civics Series

Town Hall’s Civics series highlights everything from local policies to world politics. These events offer perspectives on a range of topics as diverse as Seattle itself—a bustling forum for activism, discovery, and thought-provoking discussion.

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Aug 28, 2017

In Thunder in the Mountains, Dan Sharfstein, a law and history professor at Vanderbilt, examines the causes and consequences of the Nez Perce War of 1877. He balances the story of Gen. Oliver Otis Howard, a forerunner in the Reconstruction efforts, against that of Chief Joseph, a young Nez Perce leader in northeastern...

Aug 21, 2017


The Ted Talk era has meant changes in the role of the public intellectual. In his new book, The Ideas Industry, Tufts professor and writer Daniel Drezner analyzes this shift, noting that while private demand for ideas has never been greater, a new kind of thinker has supplanted the archetype of the traditional...

Aug 14, 2017

Britain chose Brexit; America chose President Trump. Right wing movements are (re)surging in Holland, France, or Germany. Leaders press a similar case that the country is in decline, and the return of national greatness can only be accomplished by the restoration of the racial and cultural majority. Some call it...

Aug 7, 2017

Presented by Town Hall Seattle, The Evergrey, and The People’s Press Club of Seattle.

In the wake of November’s presidential election, The Evergrey founders Anika Anand and Monica Guzman took Washington Post reporter Philip Bump’s advice “to drive to a place that voted differently than where you live and make...