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Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar. 



Civic Cocktail: March 2017

Judicial Power & Higher Education

Wed., March 1 | Doors at 5:30 p.m., Program at 6 p.m.
Palace Ballroom | 2100 5th Ave

Sold out, limited tickets at the door

Judicial Power and the System of Checks & Balances. We are pleased to announce the timely addition of U.S. District Court Judge Robert Lasnik to our March Civic Cocktail as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds the nationwide restraining order against the Trump administration's immigration ban. In a one-on-one conversation with multimedia journalist Joni Balter, Judge Lasnik will discuss the limits of presidential powers, historical precedents for the court's power to review executive orders such as the immigration ban and the judicial role in the system of checks and balances in government.

The Future of Higher Education: UW & WSU Heads Share Their Visions. UW President Ana Mari Cauce and WSU President Kirk Schulz join Civic Cocktail to share their views on the state of higher education, and how they are partnering to address funding and the response to regional growth. Host Joni Balter will moderate a thought-provoking conversation between President Cauce and President Schulz as they discuss the impact of Trump's immigration policy and free speech on campus culture.

Featured Journalists:
Katherine Long, The Seattle Times
Knute Berger, Crosscut

Civic Cocktail - presented by Seattle Channel and Seattle CityClub - offers a night of networking, civic conversation, Tom Douglas appetizers and a no-host bar.

Thanks to media sponsors KUOW and Crosscut.
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