PubliCalendar: Blaine Harden Tackles the North Korean Power Struggle

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh March 27, 2015

For Today

Understanding North Korea’s Global Position

After The Interview questionably lampooned the North Korean government, you'd like to hear what an expert thinks, right? Seattle-based journalist Blaine Harden will be talking about his latest book, The Great Leader and the Fighter Pilot, which is a continuation of his work in chronicling the self-styled Juche (or "self-reliant") Socialist state.

Harden hopes to touch on the forgotten details of the Korean War, its connection to modern-day conflict with the U.S., and what the early days of North Korea can teach us about its current power status. 

Understanding North Korea's Global Position, Fri, Mar 27, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Monday 

Parklet and Streatery Application Deadline

Live or own a business in a dense neighborhood? Looking to open up a little space? Try applying for a parklet or a streatery.

A parklet takes a few on-street parking spots and opens them to the public in potentially fun and functional ways. Think a few tables, a little greenery, a Ping-Pong table. Why not?

And the city's parklet program has been expanded to include street eateries, giving restaurants the opportunity have outdoor table service in the place of parked cars. 

The deadline to fill out a parklet/streatery application has been extended to Monday, March 30.

Advance Notice for March 31

Fixing the International Economy

Political economist Laurence Brahm thinks the global economy needs mending. We think we already knew that, but Brahm presents ideas on how to address the issues in his latest work, Fusion Economics

"Brahm is one of those unsung heroes who was changing the world for the better, and influencing various governments in most positive ways, long before ecological economics and social enterprise became fashionable turns of phrase," reads one review, from Earth Intelligence Network CEO Robert David Steele. Expect Brahm to discuss lessons we can apply from regions like Vietnam and the Himalayas, insights on closing the international wealth gap, and where we might be headed on a macro scale. 

Fusion Economics, Fixing the International EconomyTue, Mar 31, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5
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