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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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 Events

  • March 28, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom

On January 18, 2017, NPR reported that last year is the hottest on record. Perhaps more alarming is the news that 2016 is the third consecutive year to break this record.

To translate what this means to global climate change, and how that affects the world’s population, David Easterling, chief of the Scientific Services Division of the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration’s (NOAA) National Centers for Environmental Information, will deliver a presentation on “A Scientific View of Climate Change.”

  • March 30, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Anheuser-Busch Hall, Bryan Cave Courtroom.

Approximately three-quarters of a century ago, it was inconceivable for anyone to think that Germany was not well within its legal right to tell the League of Nations, as Joseph Goebbels did in 1933, that it can “deal as we see fit” with our “opponents,” and in particular, “our Jews.” Inconceivable, because the twin concepts […]

  • April 7, 2017 • 4 PM – 7 PM
  • Wilson Hall #214

Are you brave enough to tell a joke? On a TV show under an authoritarian regime? Bassem Youssef, “The Jon Stewart of Egypt” was, and Sara Taksler tells the fascinating story of this heart surgeon turned comedian in her film, Tickling Giants. Taksler will show the film and discuss it with the audience.