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Distinguished Lecture Series

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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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Contact Us

dls@union.wisc.edu
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Committee Meetings

Mondays, 7pm (check TITU)

Upcoming Events

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February 23rd | 7:30pm

An Evening with Jon Ronson

Memorial Union
Join Distinguished Lecture Series for a talk on bullying and public shaming with author Jon Ronson.

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March 29th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Sally Mann

Memorial Union
Join Distinguished Lecture Series and the Center For the Humanities for a talk with photographer Sally Mann.

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April 12th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Laverne Cox

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

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April 20th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Anna Deavere Smith

Memorial Union
Join Distinguished Lecture Series for a talk celebrating Shakespeare with actress, playwright, and professor Anna Deavere Smith.