UW Graduate School

Public Lecture Series

The Graduate School at the University of Washington proudly presents the 2016–2017 public lecture series. This series is brought to the UW community, citizens of Seattle, and the state of Washington through three very generous private endowments: The Walker-Ames Fund, The Jessie and John Danz Fund, and the Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Fund.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. Seating can only be guaranteed with a reservation. Once registration for each event is available to the public, we will post a link to register online on the individual lecture page. You can access the lecture pages by clicking on the photos. As a courtesy, standby seating will be offered whenever possible. Feel free to direct all registration-related questions to the UW Alumni Association at 206.543.0540.

2016–2017 Lectures

Keeping the Conversation Going: Privilege

Building upon last year’s very successful Equity and Difference series, the Graduate School along with the support of UW faculty and staff will embark upon a year-long conversation on privilege.

Quarterly, the Graduate School in partnership with the UW Alumni Association, will present meaningful talks that expose and explain privilege within the context of politics, education, history and the environment.  This year’s programming will feature thought leaders from our campus and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the role and power of privilege and how it can be shared.

Public Lecture Series

We also proudly feature the following speakers who will join us to talk about subjects ranging from architecture, to income inequity and its impact on population health to the importance of folding.


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