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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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Jul 30, 2019

In 1999, 30-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Through determination and an affinity for intelligence work, she rose through the ranks of the CIA as an analyst and Targeting Officer and found herself on the front lines of America’s war against...

Jul 23, 2019

Stories of Cold War era espionage have inspired countless stories and films—but actual Cold War operatives can often deliver truths that are stranger than fiction. Former CIA spymaster Jonna Mendez arrived at Town Hall to tell her story—both she and her husband Antonio worked as CIA operatives to spy on Moscow in...

Jul 16, 2019

Thom Hartmann, often considered the most popular progressive radio host in America, invites us to an in-depth, historically informed discussion of one of the most controversial portions of the U.S. Constitution—the Second Amendment. Hartmann joined us at Town Hall with insight from his book The Hidden History of Guns...

Jul 11, 2019

How do we handle emotions in the workplace? What used to be taboo is now front and center when we talk about a day in the life of the modern worker. Join Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, the authors of No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work, for a wide-ranging conversation on why emotions...

Jul 9, 2019

Not since the early twentieth century has liberalism, and liberals, come under such relentless attack, from both right and left. Some say that the crisis of democracy in our era has produced a crisis of faith in liberal institutions and, even worse, in liberal thought. Adam Gopnik, staff writer at The New Yorker,