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Public Lectures

Featuring leading minds from the UW and around the globe, the UW Alumni Association is proud to present lectures that take on an array of topics and question the answers, exploring our shared history and challenging us to define a better future.

UWAA and UWRA members can take advantage of early registration before seats open to the general public on Dec. 10!

Excavating Seattle’s histories: Peoples, politics, and place

2016_HistoryLectureSeries_300Jan. 13, 20, 27 & Feb. 3, 2016 | Advance member registration and discounts

Seattle’s remarkable past encompasses the stories of Native Americans and pioneers, labor agitators and civil rights activists, loggers and environmentalists, aircraft riveters and software moguls. In this signature series of lectures, four UW scholars chart the social worlds, environments, and political conflicts that shaped the city’s past and its present.

With John M. Findlay, Quintard Taylor, Linda Nash and James N. Gregory
“Future of Seattle” panel discussion on Feb. 10

Equity & difference: Keeping the conversation going

201601E&D winter_300Jan. 14, 21 & Feb. 4, 10, 23, 2016 | Advance member registration

A series of talks that expose and explain transgressions and struggles—both systematic and personal—experienced by too many in our communities today, featuring thought leaders from our campus and around the world who are working to open our eyes to the consequences of prejudice, and seeking solutions for change.

With Ralina L. Joseph, Anita Sarkeesian, Mehnaz Afridi, K. Tsianina Lomawaima and Charles Payne. 

The Graduate School Public Lectures

201601 Grad_300Jan. 28 & March 1, 2016 | Advance member registration

Visionary academics and personalities discuss an array of timely topics, including technology integration in the classroom and public discourse on climate science.

With Mizuko Ito and Naomi Oreskes.

UWAA and UWRA members receive advance registration for the series! Not a member? Join today!

For more information, contact the UW Alumni Association at 206-543-0540 or