The Women’s Society of Washington University sponsors at least five lectures by distinguished Washington University in St. Louis faculty members on topics of current interest to members. These lectures are preceded by an informal reception and are free to WSWU members.


Academic Interests and Vision

Tuesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. reception)   –   Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium
Andrew D. Martin

Chancellor of Washington University

Ai Weiwei: Bare Life (Exhibit)

Wednesday, October 16 at 6 p.m. (5:30 p.m. reception)   –   Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum
Overview Lecture and Guided Tour

Mindfulness and Meditation

Friday, November 1 at 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. coffee)
Todd S. Braver

Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences

Heather J. Rice
Senior Lecturer, Psychological & Brain Sciences


Chancellor’s Light Lunch and Lecture

Thursday, January 9 at 11:30 a.m.  (lunch follows)
Speaker – TBA


The Making and Living of a Stereotype: Privilege and Oppression in the United States

Friday, February 21 at 10 a.m. (9:30 a.m. coffee)  –  Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium
Ariela S. Schachter

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Anna Goldfarb Shabsin
Teaching Professor, Brown School

Cortex Innovation Community

Thursday, March 19 at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. tours) – Innovation Hall, Cortex
Hank S. Webber

Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer

April 2020

10 a.m.  –   Annual Membership Meeting
11 a.m.  –   Adèle Starbird Lecture

12 Noon –  Luncheon