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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 and collaborations, 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.

Have an idea of a speaker you want DLS to bring next year?

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


Get In Touch

Kari Fischer, Director

Memorial Union, Rm 5231
800 Langdon St.
Madison, WI  53706

Committee Meetings

Weekly Meetings: Mondays, 7:00pm
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Upcoming Events


October 22nd | 7:30pm

An Evening with Emily Bazelon: The Power of the Prosecutor

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join us to discuss and initiate a conversation about how criminal prosecutions can go wrong and why they don’t have to.


November 18th | 7:30pm

An Evening with Mariela Shaker: Music for Peace, Advocacy, & Social Change

Wisconsin Union Theater
Join us to hear from Syrian refugee, Mariela Shaker and how she has used music to advocate for peace and social change.