Co-presented with the TOWN HALL CENTER FOR CIVIC LIFE. A welcome Seattle return is made this evening by noted societal analyst Jeremy Rifkin, who has had lively appearances at both Elliott Bay and Town Hall. He is here this evening with his newest book, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World (Palgrave Macmillan). "Rifkin, who has long studied how Europe is reducing its dependence on fossil energies (and how the U.S. is failing to keep up), makes an important, impeccably argued call for wide-scale societal collaboration to forestall devastating climate change ... This is a compelling and cogent argument to overhaul our society and economy in favor of a distributed and collaborative modelto 'begin to think of ourselves as a global family.'" – Publishers Weekly. $5 tickets are available at the door starting at 6:30 p.m., or in advance via www.brownpapertickets.com (1-800-838-3006). Town Hall Seattle is at 1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca). Preferred seating for Town Hall members. For more information on this evening, please call Elliott Bay at (206) 624-6600, Town Hall at (206) 652-4255, or see www.townhallseattle.org.