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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.

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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.





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Committee Meetings

Tuesdays @ 6:30p
Memorial Union - TITU
Meetings Resume September 21

Upcoming Events

7 - 8:30 pm
Memorial Union | Ticketed Free Event
Join WUD Distinguished Lecture Series for a conversation and Q&A with Chelsea Manning.

Melanin In Media: Ruth E. Carter

Lecture & Discussion
5 - 9 pm
Union South | Free
Join WUD Distinguished Lecture Series and the Black Cultural Center for a discussion/lecture and Q&A with Ruth Carter.
7 pm
Union South | Free
Join WUD Distinguished Lecture Series and APIDA Cultural Center for a lecture and a Q&A with Helen Zia.
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