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

  • February 21, 2019 • 5:30 PM
  • Graham Chapel

Michael Pollan’s eigth book is a personal and scientific exploration of the potential benefits of psychedelic drugs like LSD and mushrooms.

  • March 19, 2019 • 4 PM
  • McDonnell Hall Room 162

Scientific progress is dependent upon a plurality of perspectives; that when inquiry is open to many disparate points of view, it’s more open to critical analysis and thus more objective.

  • March 27, 2019 • 3 PM

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.

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.