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?
All events sponsored by WUD Distinguished Lecture Series are intended for UW-Madison students, faculty, staff and Union members and guests.
Join DLS, the Jones Leadership Center and Men Against Sexual Assault for a lecture and Q&A with Tarana Burke!
Join DLS and the GSCC for a moderated Q&A with producer Steven Canals.
Join us for a one hour lecture and a 30 minute Q&A with Antiguan-American author Jamaica Kincaid!
Join us for a one-hour lecture and 30-minute Q&A with Angela Davis.