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.

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Upcoming Presentations

  • March 27, 2019 • 3 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room #310

Across the political spectrum consensus is building for the need to reform America’s criminal justice system. As one of the most powerful players in the system, prosecutors are being called upon to address the vicious cycle known as the “cradle-to-prison” pipeline.

  • April 1, 2019 • 5:30 PM
  • Hillman Hall Clark-Fox Forum

We have entered the sixth mass extinction, but unlike its five predecessors, this one is largely human-driven. But hope remains as more people become invested in saving precious but endangered species.

  • April 9, 2019 • 6 PM
  • Graham Chapel

Feminism is making a comeback, led by courageous women who have remained in the trenches, trying to erase the misconceptions that feminists are just sad man haters and trying to wipe out the mysogeny that is embedded in American culture. One such feminist leader is the best-selling author and popular blogger Valenti.

Visitors without a parking permit can park in any garage on the Danforth Campus. For exact requirements at each garage, visit the Parking & Transportation website.


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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.