UW Graduate School

Public Lecture Series

This year, the Office of Public Lectures will host speakers who will encourage us to consider secret wars, investigate privacy questions in the age of smart technology, reflect on the fight for social justice,  explore the meaning of success and more… the full line up can be found here.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are free and open to the public. Seating can only be guaranteed with a reservation (more information on registration below).

Our speakers are brought to the UW community, citizens of Seattle, and the state of Washington through four very generous private endowments: The Walker-Ames Fund, The Jessie and John Danz Fund, the Mary Ann and John D. Mangels Fund, and the Earl and Edna Stice Memorial Fund.

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unladylike. | Episode 45: How to Free the 90s Bitch

KUOW: Speakers Forum

Shondaland: Understanding Overparenting

Pod Save the People

“What We’re Listening To” is a listing of podcasts that align with the lecture series. Please check back here as we add links to new episodes throughout the year.


2019-2020 Lectures


Registration Information

Important Dates

  • September 11, 2019 – fall quarter registration opens
  • December 4, 2019 – winter quarter registration opens
  • March 4, 2020 – spring quarter registration opens

Please direct all registration-related questions to the Graduate School at lectures@uw.edu or 206.543.5900.

The University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodations, contact the UW Disability Services Office at least 10 days in advance at 206.543.6450 (voice), 206.543.6452 (TTY), 206.685.7264 (fax), or dso@uw.edu.

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