PubliCalendar: The Obama Doctrine

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh May 28, 2015

For Today

Human Error, Redefining Behavioral Economics

Economist Richard Thaler is here to dispel some myths about economics—as well as challenge some of the field's assumptions about human behavior.

His basic idea that humans are far from rational decision makers is pretty standard, but Thaler likes to highlight the nuances: how this plays out in everything from hitching an Uber ride to the inner workings of the NFL draft. Sounds a lot more interesting than the run-of-the-mill college-freshman microeconomics class. 

Human Error, Redefining Behavioral Economics, Thu, May 28, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

For Friday

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'White Like Me'

White Like Me is Tim Wise's acclaimed primer on white privilege. Exploring race and racism in the U.S. through the lens of whiteness, Wise's history lessons dismantle the myth of meritocracy and the "postracial" society. 

The film looks into race-based white entitlement programs that shaped the American middle class and how our failure to come to terms with its legacy continues to perpetuate inequality. Check out the trailer and bring a friend or two. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: 'White Like Me', Fri, May 29, 7pm, Meaningful Movies Wallingford, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission 

Advance Notice for June 1

‘The Obama Doctrine’ and 2016 Elections

In a recent interview with The New York Times, President Obama said, “We will engage, but we preserve all our capabilities,” in reference to U.S.-Iran nuclear relations. Obama Doctrine author Colin Dueck believes this philosophy can be extended to all White House actions. 

Join him at Town Hall on Monday as he reflects on Obama’s last two terms and gives foreign policy suggestions for the presidential successor, just in time for the 2016 elections. Hillary supporters may especially want to attend this one!

‘The Obama Doctrine’ and 2016 Elections, Mon, June 1, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5


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