A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering


Since 1953, the Assembly Series has presented more than one thousand of the most important voices of our time. Its programs are always free and open to the public, although some events may have limited seating. We invite you to join others from our community to be inspired, challenged and entertained. For a fascinating trip back in time, check out Past Speakers.

Assembly Series Events

Health, Labor and Agriculture Benefits of  Climate Change Mitigation in the US
09 Mar

Climate Change Speaker Series : Drew Shindell Presented by Washington University Climate Change Program, in partnership with the McKelvey School of...

Tuesday, March 9 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
A Conversation with Abbe Smith, Author of “Guilty People”
11 Mar

Join us for a conversation with Abbe Smith, the Scott K. Ginsburg Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and director of the Criminal Defense & Prisoner Advocacy...

Thursday, March 11 | 5:00 PM
Virtual Event
Overcoming Barriers to Justice and Achieving Accountability in Liberia and Beyond
30 Mar

Join us for a conversation with Olympia Bekou, professor of Public International Law and Head of School at the University of Nottingham, moderated by Leila...

Tuesday, March 30 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Is "Direct Democracy" Good for Democracy? The Logic(s) of Referendums
05 Apr

On April 5, 2021, Susan Stokes will present a public lecture titled, "Is 'Direct Democracy' Good for Democracy? The Logic(s) of Referendums." Stokes is the...

Monday, April 5 | 4:00 PM
Virtual Event
The Frontlines of Peace
06 May

Professor Severine Autesserre, award-winning author, peacebuilder and researcher, as well as a Professor of Political Science at Barnard College, Columbia...

Thursday, May 6 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event