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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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William Rosenthal, Director

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Committee Meetings

Mondays, 7pm (check TITU)
First meeting of Fall 2016 on Sept 19th

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Upcoming Events


October 27th | 7:00pm

October Research Showcase

Featuring Gloria Ladson-Billings and Faisal Abdu'Allah!


November 14th | 7:30pm

An Evening With Eileen Collins

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Eileen Collins, the first woman to command a NASA space shuttle, will be giving a lecture at Shannon Hall!


November 17th | 8:00pm

Pussy Riot - In Conversation and Q&A

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Join the conversation with Russian feminist punk rock band, Pussy Riot, and their mission in music.


November 21st | 7:00pm

An Evening With Manu Prakash

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Manu Prakash is a recent Macarthur Fellowship recipient and inventor of the foldscope, a 50 cent microscope.


February 1st | 7:30pm

An Evening With Andrew Solomon

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Andrew Solomon is a writer and lecturer on politics, psychology, and culture!


April 3rd | 7:30pm

An Evening With Margaret Atwood

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