Assemble. Listen. Learn.

The Assembly Series, Washington University’s signature lecture series, enjoys a long and rich tradition. When the speaker series was established in 1953, its programs were held Wednesdays at 11 a.m. in Graham Chapel, and no classes were scheduled so the entire campus community could assemble.

Assembly Series programs are always free and open to the public, although some programs may have limited seating. Please check this site for new information or changes in the schedule, and subscribe to receive announcements.

The fall 2017 Assembly Series schedule is over. Please check back around mid-to-late January for the spring 2018 series schedule.
If you missed any of the fall programs, you can watch most of them on Facebook. 


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Live Stream of Mitt Romney’s Presentation

By WashU on February 27, 2017

Due to an expected capacity crowd for Governor Romney’s presentation today, please note that you can watch a live stream of the program from your computer or digital device.

Each Groundhog Day reminds us…

By WashU on February 2, 2017

February 2 is Groundhog Day, which reminds us at Washington University of the extraordinary alumnus who brought us one of the greatest American films: Harold Ramis.

Upcoming Presentations

  • January 31, 2018 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium

Fiscal and monetary policy expert David Wessel will examine the economic landscape a year into President Trump’s administration

  • February 8, 2018 • 12 PM – 1 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 310

SHON HOPWOOD, convicted felon turned law professor Thomas Hennings Lecture

  • February 13, 2018 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Women’s Building Formal Lounge

STEFAN M. BLOCK, Novelist, “Oliver Loving” Arts & Sciences Connections Lecture