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Apply today to be a leader in WUD DLS. Applications are due April 24. 

Since 1987, Wisconsin Union Directorate Distinguished Lecture Series (DLS) has contributed to broadening the educational experience of UW–Madison students and the community by bringing the smartest, most engaging, and influential people to campus, to encourage thought-provoking conversations and ideas. Through DLS-sponsored lectures, collaborations, and our annual Wisconsin Festival of Ideas, we strive to achieve our mission of seeking and spreading powerful ideas, while also allowing the passionate and dedicated students on our committee to be exposed to a diverse and vibrant array of people, backgrounds, and ideas.

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Committee Meetings

Mondays, 7pm (check TITU)

Upcoming Events


May 4th | 7:00pm

An Evening with Jeff Halper

Jeff Halper is an anthropologist and expert on the Palestine-Israel conflict. Join DLS and Madison-Rafah Sister City Project for a lecture on the conflict and its ramifications.


May 9th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Laverne Cox (New Location)

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Join Distinguished Lecture Series and the LGBT Campus Center for a talk on LGBTQA rights with actress and activist Laverne Cox.