Assemble. Listen. Learn.

The Assembly Series, Washington University’s signature lecture series, enjoys a long and rich tradition. For most of its 63-year history, 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 Events

  • February 23, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Hillman Hall, Clark-Fox Forum

The desire to improve living standards throughout the globe is a commendable goal, but given the enormous scope and scale of the challenges, how can someone who has dedicated his life to meeting that goal remain optimistic? By focusing on the successes! Join Brookings scholar John McArthur on February 23 to learn about the successes — and potential future successes — as he reports on the UN’s Millennium initiative.

  • February 27, 2017 • 3 PM – 4:30 PM
  • Graham Chapel

Prominent Republican politician and former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will bring his extensive knowledge to bear on recent national events. Joining Romney on stage will be WashU legal scholars.NOTE: Details listed here are tentative; please check this website for updates. The event is open to the public, although priority seating will be given to the campus community.

  • March 3, 2017 • 1 PM – 3 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom

EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum will deliver a keynote address for the Midwest LGBTQ+ Law Conference on Friday, March 3 in Anheuser-Busch Hall Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom. Throughout her long and distinguished career, Feldblum, a lesbian with a disability, fought for the rights of minorities and marginalized citizens, helping draft the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as well as contributing to the original Employment Nondiscrimination Act.