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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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William Rosenthal, Director

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Committee Meetings

Mondays, 7pm (check TITU)
Kickoff meeting for Spring 2017 on Feb 6th

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Upcoming Events


March 7th | 7:30pm

"Atoms for Nature: The Heroic Journey of a Beautiful Idea"

Wisconsin Union Theater
Michael Shellenberger is a leading environmental policy expert and activist.


March 29th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Reza Aslan

Wisconsin Union Theater
Reza Aslan is a religion scholar, author, producer, TV host, and public intellectual.


April 3rd | 7:30pm

An Evening With Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist!