Daniel Drezner wants to tell you how the global economy was saved. Was it?
Daniel Drezner wants to tell you how the global economy was saved. Was it?
For Today

Daniel Drezner: The System Saved the Global Economy, After All

The Great Recession of 2008 nearly derailed the world economy, but commmunal G20 government efforts supposedly solved the crisis—and political scientist Daniel Drezner, whom the Washington Post called "one of the country’s foremost public intellectuals," knows how. 

Hear the Tufts University professor speak about his book on the subject, 
The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression, Monday night at Town Hall.

Daniel Drezner: ‘The System’ Saved The Global Economy,
 After All, Mon, June 16, 7:30–8:45pm, Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5.
For Tuesday

Civic Trailblazers

Seattle City Club's annual benefit luncheon this year celebrates the civic activism of Martha Kongsgard, winner of the 2014 Nancy Nordhoff Civic Leadership Award.

Kongsgard, whose work with the Kongsgard-Goldman Foundation, Washington Women's Foundation, and the UW College of the Environment helped her become chair of the Leadership Council of Puget Sound Partnership and co-chair of the Puget Sound Institute, will recieve the award before a speech from Larry Kramer.

Kramer, formerly the dean of Stanford Law School, has been President of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation since 2012. Kramer will speak about the Foundation's current effort to mitigate political polarization across the country.

Civic Trailblazers, Tue, June 17, 11:30 am–1:30 pm, Westlake Westin, 1900 5th Ave, $75–1500.

For Wednesday

Crosscut Community Idea Lab

Local news website Crosscut is looking for input from Seattlites on how best to use the tech boom to create a more equitable and engaged society. In this first installment of planned recurring "community problem solving journalism" events, Crosscut has lit the nerd bat signal to rally folks with great ideas to put their thoughts and efforts toward this issue.

Submit your idea online (scroll to the bottom of the above link) to earn a chance to present it in mid-June before a panel of experts and an audience that will vote to determine the winner. All ideas are welcomed and the best will recieve exposure on Crosscut.com and a chance to work with Seattle officials to make it happen.

Crosscut Community Idea Lab, Wed, June 18, 6:30–8 pm, Great Hall at Town Hall, 600 8th Ave, free to submit ideas, $5–$50 to attend.


Meet Hillary Rodham Clinton

Former Secretary of State and First Lady, and possible (likely? certain?) 2016 Democratic candidate for President of the United States Hillary Clinton will be in Seattle next Wednesday for a book signing at the University of Washington Book Store. 

Her book, Hard Choices, details her experiences as Barack Obama's Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013. 

Hillary Clinton Book Signing
, Wed, June 18, 5pm, UW Book Store, 4326 University Way NE, free. 
 

Advance Notice For June 27

Urban Farm Fling

Seattle Tilth's first Farm Fling fundraising dinner will take place at Rainier Beach Urban Farm on Friday the 27th. The farm formerly known as Atlantic City Nursery is currently in the early stages of becoming a full-fledged urban agricultural haven, and just needs and extra dose of cash to fully bloom. 
To raise the money, volunteers will serve a hot meal within the beautiful grounds of the Farm, an experience the organizers hope will inspire a love of urban farms, and, if they play their cards right, urban farmers. 

Urban Farm Fling
, Fri, June 27, 4:30–8pm, Rainier Beach Urban Farm and Wetlands, 5513 South Cloverdale Street, $300–$5000. 

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