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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.

Nominate speakers who you would like DLS to bring in future years here.

All free events sponsored by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.

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Get In Touch

Ziyad Sultan, Director
dls@union.wisc.edu

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Committee Meetings

Will resume Fall 2017

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Upcoming Events

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September 21st | 7:30pm

An Evening with Charles Burnett

Wisconsin Union Theater
Lecture and Q&A by acclaimed cinematographer and 1988 MacArthur fellow Charles Burnett.

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October 12th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Jason De León

Wisconsin Union Theater
Lecture and Q&A with award-winning anthropologist and migration researcher Jason De León

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October 24th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Miss Major Griffin Gracy

Wisconsin Union Theater
Lecture and Q&A with Black trans woman activist and leader Miss Major Griffin Gracy

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November 8th | 8:00pm

Bassem Youssef

Wisconsin Union Theater
Exiled Egyptian comedian and satirist

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December 6th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Dr. Leana Wen

Wisconsin Union Theater
Lecture and Q&A with Baltimore City Health Commmisioner, phyisican, and author Leana Wen